As a funder, capacity-builder and convenor, Re-Code supports universities and colleges to build a more just and sustainable world by weaving social innovation practices into the very fabric of campus and community culture.

A case for disruption.

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 building social infrastructure and collaborative partnerships to foster breakthrough ideas and social enterprises.

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The national community of practice that we were introduced to, the support and advocacy from the RECODE team over the years, and the friendships developed are priceless contributions [from the McConnell Foundation] to our New Brunswick ecosystem. We will be profoundly grateful for these as we continue on this journey together. [There are great strides that we still have to take, but we take this journey knowing that we do not do this work alone.]

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 the RECODE program.

Suzanne 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

Project Showcase

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

Re-Code Network

Explore the schools that Re-Code is working with.

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 British Columbia

Round 1 Recipient

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.

University of Guelph

Round 1 Recipient

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

École de technologie supérieure (ETS), Collège Dawson et Cégep André-Laurendeau

Round 1 Recipient

Help create a social innovation zone by integrating social impact activities in the existing entrepreneur ecosystem and promoting social entrepreneurship.

HEC Montréal

Round 1 Recipient

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

University of Victoria, Camosun College, and Royal Roads University

Round 1 Recipient

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

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Round 1 Recipient

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

Carleton University

Round 1 Recipient

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

Cégep de Sherbrooke

Round 1 Recipient

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

Ryerson University

Round 1 Recipient

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


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