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In the Spring of 2014, following a request for proposals, 37 schools from across Canada applied for RECODE funding. Learn more about their work below.

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Concordia University
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Create social innovation fellowship, promote co-curricular activities, enable incubation, and pilot an alternative, for‐credit model for projects that are co‐designed with community partners.

The University of British Columbia: Hacking Society
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Use UBC’s advanced network infrastructure as a launchpad for digital-savvy campus social entrepreneurs to accelerate social innovations with regional stakeholders.

Université de Sherbrooke
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Mobilise, structure, and facilitate an innovation ecosystem that optimizes potential and creates collaboration opportunities.

University of British Columbia
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Expand e@UBC accelerator programs to directly support social ventures from idea stage to first revenues. Create seed investment support for new UBC-affiliated social and impact startups.

HEC Montréal
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Create a social innovation zone that provides support services to current and future entrepreneurs, and to social businesses.

Seneca College
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Integrate business and social innovation by using Seneca’s new On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEA) initiative.

University of Guelph
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Act as a comprehensive research and incubation hub for prototypes and cutting edge innovations addressing food systems issues.

Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Integrate a centre for social innovation and entrepreneurship, a graduate degree program and incubator, and the expansion of community service learning and partnerships.

École de technologie supérieure (ETS), Collège Dawson et Cégep André-Laurendeau
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Help create a social innovation zone by integrating social impact activities in the existing entrepreneur ecosystem and promoting social entrepreneurship.

University of Victoria, Camosun College, and Royal Roads University
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Strengthen collaborative relationships and initiatives of post-secondary institutions, community, industry, and government that reinforce an enterprise approach to social innovation on Vancouver Island.

Simon Fraser University
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Create change labs, social venture accelerators, social innovation fellows, incubators, and a seed fund.

Algonquin College
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Create a seed fund, an incubator and social enterprise lab, curriculum development, and boot camps.

Carleton University
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Leverage institutional experience for capacity building and development of new tools in social finance and regional economic development.

Dalhousie University
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Create A Leading Change Storefront, a Changemaker program, and a campus-wide social entrepreneurship student accelerator.

Wilfrid Laurier University
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Combine entrepreneurial spirit with institutional commitment to social action and community engagement to create co-curricular activities, social innovation spaces, and enable seed funding.

University of Waterloo
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Refine social innovation and entrepreneurship curriculum, further develop a social entrepreneurship incubator, and create experiential education opportunities and social innovation labs.

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)
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Open health clinics in Trois-Rivières that serve at-risk populations. The university and community will facilitate cooperation between experts and healthcare providers.

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
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Create and facilitate an on campus Living Lab about urban agriculture.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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Strengthen campus incubator and accelerator for social innovation (CIR:CLE), and research and document social impact and social innovation.

Niagara College Canada
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Empower students to be leaders in creating systemic change in the Niagara Region and provide experiential learning opportunities for student-led social innovation.

York University
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Support social ventures and for-profit entrepreneurship models to nurture and grow social purpose businesses; develop a repository of social innovation curriculum; and provide skill development building and promote engaged research on social innovation.

McGill University
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Develop a university-wide social innovation zone that builds upon existing social innovation and social entrepreneurship activities and embedding them into curricular and co-curricular programs.

Vancouver Island University
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Support social enterprise and social innovation in the food sector; expand a culture of design thinking, interdisciplinary collaborations, events; and create innovation hubs that integrate social economy education across disciplines.

Georgian College
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Increase capacity for experiential and multi‐disciplinary learning, the number of changemaker spaces to incubate and grow new social enterprises, and foster innovative social finance.

Pond-Deshpande Centre, University of New Brunswick
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Support student engagement in social entrepreneurship, and accelerate Impact Ventures in Atlantic Canada via acceleration and incubation programs, curriculum development, and by creating living labs.

Ryerson University
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Increase engagement in social innovation across faculties, support applied research and experiential learning, and strengthen knowledge mobilization.

OCAD University
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Expand the social enterprise incubation and acceleration entrepreneurship programs, create a social enterprise fund, and launch the Arts Trader and Design Advantage program.

Mount Royal University
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Develop an undergraduate concentration in Social Innovation, an innovation hub, a campus-wide approach to community leadership development, a design-based fellowship program for practitioners, and a seed capital fund.

Queen's University
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Scaling up of existing activities, such as boot camps, courses, workshops and case writing, and the creation of a Social Impact Academy and a Social Impact Lab.

Emily Carr University of Art and Design
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Create Social Innovation Studios, Micro-Grants for Art and Design-Led Startups, and a storefront presence adjacent to the future campus site at Great Northern Way.

University of Manitoba
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Establish a student-centred, social entrepreneurship incubator; a social entrepreneur ‘mutual mentorship’ program; and a community service-learning program focused on social innovation.

Medicine Hat College
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Conduct a campus/community mapping, identify social innovation assets and current external community activities, and gaps where students can get involved to solve recognized social problems.

McMaster University
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Develop a social innovation zone that boosts student and youth experiential learning through engagement with entrepreneurial ventures both on campus and throughout the Hamilton area.

Trent University
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Create a student centered, interdisciplinary, social innovation and entrepreneurship centre and accelerator; support course development, experiential and co-curricular learning opportunities; and provide access to mentorship, partnership, resources, and funding.

Cégep régional de Lanaudière à L’Assomption
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Coordinate the Centre collégial de recherche en innovation sociale (CERESO) and college-community outreach projects. Set up research, knowledge transfer, and training activities in order to study, develop, and implement innovative social practices.

Ryerson University : Faculty of Community Services
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Develop a transformative learning and social action zone focused on improving child and youth mental health and wellbeing, and support students to develop and test their own approaches to systems transformation.

Cégep de Sherbrooke
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Set up a non-profit organisation that offers various services to the community and enables Cégep students to develop entrepreneurial and managerial skills.