Social Innovation Project

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Change starts with you. So let’s get started.


Who are we?

At The Social Innovation Project, we know that students have the potential to solve some of the planet’s toughest challenges – all you need is the resources to do so. We are here to connect you to them. Our programs give all students an opportunity to learn, meet like minded individuals, and apply a variety of skills in real life challenges.

We are built by students, for students. Proudly funded by the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) and partners with Laurier Social Innovation and Venture Creation (SIVIC).


Innovation Labs

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In partnership with Toronto-based start-up, SoJo, we deliver monthly labs designed to teach students design thinking methodology and entrepreneurial skills. Free of charge to all students and mandatory for our Community Connect participants. Example topics: social entrepreneurship 101, design thinking for social impact, lean finance for social enterprise, etc.

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Community Connect

You’re a motivated student who’s looking to gain some real world experience. You are inspired by bright ideas, problem-solving, and relationship building. You are interested in making a difference, working with social purpose organizations – all while building your resume. It’s time to take on your own social innovation project.

We connect undergraduate students and MBA mentors with local social purpose organizations. Throughout the semester, you will work on projects varying from market growth and pricing strategy, program development, sustainable analysis, and so much more.

Some examples of clients include; The Volunteer Action Centre in Kitchener, the University of Waterloo’s Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program and local social entrepreneurs.  

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