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Our People

Fiona Descoteaux

CEO and Co-founder

Fiona is the CEO and Co-Founder of Innovate Communities. Fiona launched the social enterprise in 2015, to co-create and co-develop commercial and non-commercial solutions to community and wicked problems, underpinning the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Fiona is striving to harness potential of people and communities to adapt and create a system which can evolve, learn and respond more effectively to complex challenges, climate change, inequality and environmental decline. To achieve this, she works to engage government, local government, business, political representatives and other intermediary organisations to: Advocate the importance and value of citizen engagement and participation, social innovation, and system thinking and change in communities, locally, regionally and nationally and; In practice, work together to build resilient, sustainable and equitable communities, our communities of the future.

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Our Changemakers

Find out more about our changemakers at Innovate Communities

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As an advocate for “listening deeply and treading lightly,” Janene understands the importance of engaging with and understanding local communities in order to inspire and deliver effective action, movement building, and systemic change. Her experience with participatory research and co-design approaches aligns with Innovate Communities’ focus on community-driven solutions, and her passion for community storytelling underscores the importance of centering the voices and perspectives of local residents in the work of the organisation.
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Mick Creedon is a skilled professional with experience in research, management training, and community development. As Manager of the Ballymun Job Centre, he provides job training and employment services to local residents. With his research expertise, Mick has co-authored reports on unemployment and employer attitudes towards hiring. His broad skillset makes him a valuable asset to any organization seeking to make a positive impact in their community.
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With a proven track record of establishing successful businesses and advocating for the power of networking, his passion for start-ups and small businesses aligns with Innovate Communities’ mission to support and empower entrepreneurs. Liam brings valuable insight and expertise in economic development, business start-ups, and community building to the table.

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