Kudoz, an Innovative Way to Share Experiences
Through Kudoz, people in the community act as hosts and share their interests and skills with individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Participants, or ‘kudoers’, use an online catalogue to book fun and engaging learning experiences, hosted by local community members who have a talent or passion to share.
Kudoers can pick from hundreds of choices – from animation to zoology – and explore new things in the company of people who share their interests. Besides helping to reduce social isolation and build more connected and flourishing communities, evidence of the impact of kudoz for kudoers is indicating that participation can contribute to positive outcomes such as better mental health, increased independence, meaningful employment, and embracing lifelong learning.
Kudoz is an initiative spun out of Kinsight’s innovative Social Research and Development partnership with Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion, posAbilities, and InWithForward, an international service design organization.
Learn more at kudoz.ca or watch the video below.