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As a funder, capacity-builder and convenor, Re-Code supports Canadian universities and colleges to build a more just and sustainable world.

Building Social Infrastructure Report

This paper explores how post-secondary institutions are in an ideal position to improve social wellbeing using their financial, physical, relational, research, and education resources. Learn how schools are using this rich array of resources to build “social infrastructure” and to contribute positively to communities and society.

read our discussion paper

A milestone report

The Milestone Report and Three Year Retrospective Review reflects on the developments made to accelerate and scale the social impact of higher education since the launch of the 2017 discussion paper (see above) through the lens of seven social impact initiatives. The report is poised to help higher education institutions play an even stronger role in achieving a thriving future.

Read our Milestone Report

Project Showcase

Explore the projects that Re-Code is assisting through its partnerships.

The national community of practice that we were introduced to, the support and advocacy from the Re-Code team over the years, and the friendships developed are priceless contributions to our New Brunswick ecosystem. We will be profoundly grateful for these as we continue on this journey together.

Karina LeBlanc
University of New Brunswick

We are officially the first Canadian Community College to become a changemaker campus! This COULD NOT have been achieved without the drive, innovative visioning, and funding provided to us from Re-Code.

Suzie Addison-Toor
Georgian College

It was an invitation to a conversation, and to an uncertain but potential-filled national project... Re-Code has fomented a community of practice that simply did not exist before.

James Stauch
Mount Royal University

Re-Code Network

Explore the schools that have worked with Re-Code.

Queen’s University

Round 1 Recipient

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.

University of Guelph

Round 1 Recipient

Re-Code Round 1 Funding helped catalyze the “Ideas Congress” course: a unique for-credit courses where students of all disciplines work on real-life projects with community partners to improve sustainability and food security.

HEC Montréal

Round 1 Recipient

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

McMaster University

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

Cégep André-Laurendeau

L’École de l’innovation citoyenne (ÉIC) is an initiative of École de technologie supérieure (ETS), developed in partnership with Collège Dawson & Cégep André-Laurendeau. Together, they have created a Social Innovation zone and promoted social entrepreneurship by integrating social-impact activities into their schools’ existing entrepreneur ecosystem

OCAD University

Round 1 Recipient

OCADU used Re-Code funding to develop the “Impact Collective”: a three-part Lab/Exchange/Research Hub that supports the OCAD University community to direct their creative energies into making change and creating positive social impact.

École de technologie supérieure (ETS)

Round 1 Recipient

L’École de l’innovation citoyenne (ÉIC) is an initiative of École de technologie supérieure (ETS), developed in partnership with Collège Dawson and Cégep André-Laurendeau. Together, they have created a Social Innovation zone and promoted social entrepreneurship by integrating social-impact activities into their schools’ existing entrepreneur ecosystem

Université de Sherbrooke

Facilitates an “innovation ecosystem” that optimizes students’ potential and creates collaboration opportunities.

Trent University

With the help of Re-Code funding, developed a a unique entrepreneurship centre/ innovation zone at the Peterborough & Durham Region campuses. The concept is student centred, interdisciplinary and socially innovative, to address the pressing socio-economic needs of these regions

University of Manitoba

Established a social entrepreneurship incubator; a ‘mutual mentorship’ program for student social entrepreneurs; and a community service-learning program focused on social innovation.

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