We believe better is absolutely possible.

We care deeply about vulnerable populations and building communities. It is the reason we come to work every day. It motivates us. It guides us in choosing what we work on and who we partner with.

Our mission is to democratize human centred design. Our work builds capacity in people who create products, services, organizations, and systems that put people and planet first.

We believe that Better is Absolutely Possible and this plays out across every single thing that we do at Overlap. And that’s why people bring us their toughest problems.  

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Community Building

As a small business, we’re not waiting until we get big and rich to support the causes that matter to us most.  We believe in ‘Philanthrepreneurship’—which means that we approach our philanthropic and community giving with an entrepreneurial mindset. This aligns with our core values and demonstrates that good corporate citizenship is an everyday practice, not a donation cheque at the end of the fiscal year.

Overlap President and Chief Relationship Officer, Lisa Grogan, is a member of UNICEF Canada’s ‘25th Team’, a 60-member women’s leadership group supporting maternal health and childhood well-being initiatives in five developing countries.

Overlap’s CEO Brock Hart is the Vice Chair of the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation and a Board member at Centre In The Square.

This isn’t just about leadership —Overlappers are engaged and community minded. Our team volunteers all the time (because they want to, not because we tell them to), including House of Friendship and CMHA ‘Ride Don’t Hide’.

 The 25th Team in Peru, 2016

The 25th Team in Peru, 2016