Cense Ltd. is committed to supporting organization in strategic learning for innovation. We provide knowledge, skills, tools, and inspiration to leaders of non-profits, businesses, governments and the public service seeking to design for living systems.
Cense was founded in 2005 as CENSE Research + Design and incorporated in 2015 as Cense Ltd. We began by providing expert consultation on social innovation, evaluation, and strategic design under the leadership of our Principal and President, Cameron Norman, who, with a team of associates, built custom teams required to address our clients’ complex situations. Dr. Norman continues to be involved in scholarship to advance the scientific, technical, and practice work related to design, health, and innovation and regularly and consistently publishes research in leading academic journals as part of our commitment to knowledge development in these sectors.
In 2023, we evolved our focus toward education and training of leaders and change-makers. We support leaders in non-profit, business, and social innovation contexts by providing the knowledge, skill-building, and tool development to design for living systems and generate positive impact.
Our company values:
- Health of people and planet.
- Creativity in our approach and outcomes
Our commitment to responsible resource use extends from our client work to our operations and infrastructure. We are proud to be powered by Bullfrog Power, a 100% sustainable energy innovator in Canada. We embrace our work using low-carbon, high-influence approaches, including remote and hybrid tools whenever appropriate.
We acknowledge the land on which Cense operates lies within the traditional domain of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and, more recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. This land is still the home to First Nations peoples from across Turtle Island, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to inhabit and work here alongside and with them.
Our company is powered by sustainable sources provided through Bullfrog Power.