The Community Revitalization Research Program leads and supports research in the areas of social innovation, social enterprise, Indigenous entrepreneurship, and community resilience, particularly in remote and rural contexts.

We collaborate and engage with a network of partners in the Kingston community and across Canada for the purpose of research. In addition, we seek to educate and inform diverse audiences about social impact topics, including students, staff and faculty at Smith School of Business and the broader community, through the translation of research, convening of scholars and curation of engaging learning opportunities.

We also sponsor student research fellows and provide them with the opportunity to engage in academic business research.

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For more information about the Community Revitalization Research Project's research, please email us at or submit an inquiry.

“Our community is purposefully small, not dominated by any one school or perspective, and our objectives remain quite simple. Our goal is to build a community of scholars who teach and conduct research in this area.”

Tina Dacin
Principal Investigator
Community Revitalization Research Project

Indigenous Business Research Network

The Indigenous Business Research Network is a community that fosters collaboration between Indigenous and ally researchers across Canada to advance research in Indigenous business topics for the purpose of reconciliation. Members of the Network are faculty, graduate students and affiliate researchers from academic institutions and organizations across the country who engage in Indigenous business topics, including indigenous leadership, social innovation and Indigenous entrepreneurship, strategy and organizations, accountability and natural resource extraction. The Network platform allows for interactive knowledge exchange, mobilization and dissemination between members, and between the research community and key stakeholders.

Research Network