The Crosswalk Company was founded by three grade 6 changemakers: Quinlan Birmingham, Oliver Wong, and Arnav Shah, at Northlea EMS in the Toronto District School Board. Their mission is to help pedestrians stay visible at intersections by using flags to make drivers more aware. They started in the summer of 2017 with one intersection and have expanded their flag system to six intersections.

Special High Skills 

Major: ICE Toolkit

In partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Education, we developed an innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship toolkit used in every SHSM program.

Every society needs entrepreneurship, to build its economy and increase its shared prosperity. No wonder school boards across the world are working to find ways to teach entrepreneurship. It isn’t easy. What’s needed is a systematic approach to innovation - a process and set of tools that help students become entrepreneurial, no matter what job they eventually hold. In my view, Ontario should be the first jurisdiction in the world to implement a systematic way of teaching innovation to every child.
— Roger Martin, Director, Martin Prosperity Institute

Big Ideas: Creativity, Design & Innovation Summer Camp


Drawing from expertise in Business Design, The I-Think Initiative created a week-long summer camp for 10 to 13-year-olds across Southern and Eastern Ontario.

“When we were first given the problem; we automatically came up with a really simple solution. Now, I don’t jump to conclusions quite as fast, and I know I can use the process to help. The Integrative Thinking process taught me a lot about collaboration and keeps you more innovative in the way you do certain things.
— Abarnaa, Branksome Hall Student

Branksome Hall: Leadership in Action

Grade 9 students from two continents collaborated and learned about problem solving and leadership while tackling a real-world challenge. 


Interested in partnering with I-Think?

We partner with school boards, foundations, and governments. If you have an idea of how Integrative Thinking or approaches to innovation might be connected to your mandate, we'd love to chat.  Please contact us and tell us a little more about how we might work together.