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Do you want to make an impact? GreenHouse is a community for innovators who want to create social or environmental change.  

You can join this community in two main ways:

Innovators in residence           workplace innovation

Join Innovators in Residence, a community where student innovators receive mentorship, training and funding to launch their own ventures. Join Workplace Innovation, a community where changemakers work with a host organization to solve identified problems. 

Other ways to get involved: 

  • Enroll in SVENT, where you can get course credit for exploring your passion for social change and launching a social venture. 
  • Attend a Discovery Lab , where innovators engage with organizations to find meaningful problems to work on.

What's Coming Up?

Empowering Youth Innovation Event - September 22nd (4PM-6PM)

Join us for this virtual event where we'll explore different ways youth can amplify their voices to create impact!

On September 22nd from 4PM-6PM, you will first hear a talk about amplifying youth voices by award-winning social innovator, Ilona Dougherty, the managing director of the University of Waterloo's Youth and Innovation Project. Then you'll hear the stories of young social entrepreneurs and innovators during a panel discussion about how they are making change in their communities. 

Register for this virtual event here. 

For all St. Paul's University College residents, an in-person version of this event will be offered. Come to Alumni Hall (STP 201) at 4PM. All social distancing measures will be followed for this event. 

Virtual Social Impact Showcase 

GreenHouse cohort Fall 2019

Every term, GreenHouse hosts the Social Impact Showcase, a celebration of impactful innovations and ventures.  We have moved our Fall 2020 Social Impact Showcase virtually! 

As a participant in this event, you'll be able to view pitches for some impactful social ventures, then vote for your favourite to win the People's Choice Award. A live pitching event will occur on November 25th from 10AM-12PM. Then, the pitches will be publicly accessible to watch and vote for during the week of December 1st. 

Please visit this website in November to find more details and the registration link . 

Contact us

We're located at St. Paul's University College, 190 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo

GreenHouse Director: Tania Del Matto

Program Manager and Startup Coach: Brendan Wylie-Toal

Design and Innovation Coordinator: Anne Filion

My Restful Mind winning People's Choice Award

Congratulations My Restful Mind, People's Choice Award Winners for Fall 2019

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