The Kalein Centre will promote social innovation through the creation of a Liminal Leadership Lab.
The Lab will convene a broad range of cross-sectoral, multi-disciplinary thought leadership from across BC, in the form of health care professionals, allied health services, social sector and community agencies, patients, their families and other community voices. Through dialogues, workshops and seminars, the Lab will explore, develop and test new community-based approaches that can innovate, influence and elevate the ways in which end of life care is delivered and is accessible. In so doing, the Lab will become a generator of opportunities to enhance the quality of experience for both patient and caregiver. This interdisciplinary approach will shift perspectives and approaches in the way the system delivers end-of-life care.
Outcomes generated through the testing of ideas and models developed in 2017, the Lab’s first “pilot” year, will be applied to the development and delivery of leadership and systems change training programs. We will work with health care professionals and others in BC, with the intent of cultivating and growing a network of change agents who can impact transformational shifts in policies and practice, with the ultimate goal of improving care. Lab initiatives will also seed changes in our social systems, through the introduction of new ways of engaging society in dialogue around aging and death as a natural part of life.