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

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 using this rich array of resources to build “social infrastructure” and to contribute positively to communities and society.

read our discussion paper

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

Project Showcase

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

Re-Code Network

Explore the schools that have worked with Re-Code.

Vancouver Island University

VIU worked with Re-Code to host a pre-day to the 2018 Building Reconciliation Forum that focused on education pathways for Indigenous learners.
Since 2015, VIU has also been involved in a very successful project with McConnell that aims to encourage participation in the Canada Learning Bond among Aboriginal people in Canada.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.