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Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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Public sector organizations, specifically those dealing with knowledge as their product, are assumed to function on different principles than organizations in the private sector. Non-profit organizations do not represent a sector that has been studied in terms of creativity, creative problem-solving or thinking skills, although they have been the subject of study in terms of societal impact and value, specifically in the United States. There is an important gap that could be filled through exploration of non-profit organizations in Canada in terms of what has been shown to be high impact as well as high creativity. This project looks at knowledge non-profits in the injury prevention sector in Canada by using the survey validated in Forces for Good research and characteristics of creativity and change leadership.