New Resource: A Social Infrastructure Milestone Report & Three Year Retrospective Review
May 25, 2020
As a funder, capacity-builder and convenor, Re-Code supports Canadian universities and colleges to build a more just and sustainable world.
May 25, 2020
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
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
Explore the projects that Re-Code is assisting through its partnerships.
Re-Code has developed practical and comprehensive guidelines for integrating social infrastructure into university and college strategic plans.
How can higher education finance and administration leaders contribute to their institution’s social ambitions?
Presidents’ Dialogue on the Value of Community Engagement In May 2020, to commemorate three years since the Roundtable on Social Infrastructure that set these conversations in motion, Simon Fraser University, the University of St. Michael’s College and the McConnell Foundation hosted a Presidents’ Roundtable on the Value of Community Engagement This discussion was designed as […]
COVID-19 has demonstrated our collective need for increased social, economic and environmental resilience. This pandemic has often been framed as a ‘rehearsal’ – only one of many future crises. In this context, we have a collective imperative to rebuild our communities in ways that help us better weather future challenges. Supporting recovery and rebuilding requires […]
Together, University of Northern British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, BC Institute of Technology, and Vancouver Island University have established the first-ever “BC Collaborative for Social Infrastructure.”
The hackEd project (2015-2017) was motivated by the question: how might we, as a Foundation initiative, best support students nationwide in being changemakers on their respective campuses?
Universities Canada has launched a new project to frame, curate and promote the promising best practices of Canadian universities’ social impact initiatives. The Advisory Group is co-chaired by Re-Code’s Chad Lubelsky.
An opportunity exists for universities and colleges to complement their core teaching and research functions by using the many resources at their disposal to better address community needs and increase wellbeing.
Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission underscored the central responsibility of the education sector to enable the realization of reconciliation with Indigenous communities across the country.
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
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
Explore the schools that have worked with Re-Code.
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
Set up a non-profit organisation that offers various services to the community and enables Cégep students to develop entrepreneurial and managerial skills.
Three years of Re-Code funding helped WLU to develop SIVC (Social Innovation Venture Creation): a multi-faceted program that aims to provide students co-curricular opportunities in social innovation.
Create a social innovation zone that provides support services to current and future entrepreneurs, and to social businesses.
Established a social entrepreneurship incubator; a ‘mutual mentorship’ program for student social entrepreneurs; and a community service-learning program focused on social innovation.
Developed a social innovation zone that boosts student and youth experiential learning through engagement with entrepreneurial ventures on campus and throughout the Hamilton area.
Increase engagement in social innovation across faculties, support applied research and experiential learning, and strengthen knowledge mobilization.
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.
Seneca College’s HELIX (Health Entrepreneurship & Lifestyle Innovation Xchange) invites youth to solve real world challenges with venture and design thinking. Through its various programs, HELIX supports social entrepreneurship in all sectors, with a focus on innovative health and lifestyle products and services.
The University of New Brunswick’s Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) acts as a catalyst to advance innovation and entrepreneurship in New Brunswick and the region by facilitating collaboration among entrepreneurs, emerging and aspiring companies, students, faculty and alumni.