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Join a team and build solutions to innovation challenges within organizations

Disclaimer:  the student footage was filmed pre-Covid-19.

Join our Workplace Innovation Program 

Workplace Innovation is a program where change makers work with a host organization to solve real problems. Teams are trained through an innovation framework to identify opportunities and design for the most impactful solutions.

This program is great for students who want to work on a project but don’t know what problem to focus on or who are interested in working with an organization and a team. The program can be done within a course or as a co-curricular activity.

Are you interested in tackling any of the problems below? Workplace Innovation may be the right program for you!

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Challenges with work faced by people within an organization

Improving the day-to-day operations of an organization

Client-facing problems iconClient-facing problems

Challenges faced by people who benefit from the organization

Improving client experience

Systemic problems iconSystemic problems

Challenges within the broader system that the organization works under

Solving an external problem that impacts the organization

The Workplace Innovation Program is an 8 month commitment in which students are matched with a team, host organization and challenge for two terms.

Students will regularly check in with hosts and work through project milestones over the course of the terms. Students will receive training from a coach and receive insight and connections to come up with a solution.

Program Partners

  • Alzheimer's Society
  • KidsAbility
  • Hospice Waterloo Region
  • Ontario Snow Resort Association
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Schlegel Villages
  • Lupus Canada
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Ontario Snow Resort Association
  • Canadian Ski Council
  • Volunteer Action Centre
  • Carizon
  • Reception House

More information about Workplace Innovation program


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Our Program Sponsors

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