Posts for the Topic social impact

GreenHouse hosts Think Tankathon

Students and community members sharing ideas at the Think Tankathon.

What do you get when you put a group of students together with some socially minded venture capital partners and some non-profits and social enterprises facing a challenge? A whole lot of energy, networking, and solutions.

Bringing the GreenHouse experience to my field placement

Seyni surrounded by community

Prior to leaving for Mzuzu, Malawi to work as a business management and entrepreneurship officer for the Ungweru Organization, I spent a term at St. Paul’s GreenHouse.

First regional design jam tackles food insecurity and homelessness

Hunger and homelessness sucks. That message was emblazoned across the screens of the Tannery Event Centre on February 1 as a group of approximately 90 students and 30 community leaders came together for the first-ever DesignJam Waterloo Region.

What could you do with $5 and three hours? The GreenHouse microenterprise challenge

Picture of students holding cleaning supplies.

At the beginning of each school term, St. Paul’s GreenHouse students are put through their paces in the GreenHouse Boot Camp, where they are introduced to the program and its approach. In thinking about a quick start to this term, Brendan Wylie-Toal, Program Manager and Start-Up Coach of GreenHouse, observes,

Want to innovate? Here's why we need young people now

Ilona Dougherty with the Social Impact Fund recipients

Young people are key to the health of both our economy and society, said Ilona Dougherty, a social entrepreneur who was recently named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network.

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