Click here to download the report.
In the Spring of 2014 The Sharing Project is partnering with several neighbourhood groups to help communities share more. The goal of these events will be to: share results from our report, identify groups or individuals who want to start new sharing initiatives in their community, and identify the support and resources that would be needed for these initiatives to flourish.
Please click on the event dates to sign up for the event.
During his experience as a Co-Founder of the Vancouver Tool Library, Chris Diplock discovered that there was a void of information to guide entrepreneurs, grantees and governments interested in developing the sharing economy. So, in November 2012, he founded The Sharing Project.
The Sharing Project research was a multi-staged research project focused on engaging citizens, institutions and organizations in developing Vancouver’s sharing economy. The research has involved interviews, focus groups, an open survey and a random panel survey. The report was released October 11th and can be found here.
Since the release of the report, The Sharing Project has helped ignite city-wide dialogue about sharing. With the research complete, The Sharing Project is now working on bringing sharing organizations together in Vancouver and engaging with communities in order to start new sharing initiatives.
The Sharing Project understands that when a community shares more, it consumes less, saves money, and creates meaningful social connections.
Bottom photo credit: Geoff Peters.
This was a multi-staged research project carried out over seven months. It involved interviews, focus groups, an open survey and a random panel survey. Through our interviews and focus groups we explored what sharing means to people and why they share. We then used our survey to confirm findings from the focus groups and to measure current activities and future interests.
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