The GreenHouse experience is a mix of both programming and community. The immersive environment allows you to connect with like-minded peers from across different faculties in ways that just aren’t possible otherwise.

The program

GreenHouse innovators around a tableWhether you’re just starting to discover what your social impact interests are, or you are ready to launch a social enterprise, GreenHouse can make it happen for you.

Best of all, you can take the program as a for-credit course, or as an extracurricular activity.

What stage are you at?

You are interested in a social problem, but don't have a clear set of ideas yet on how to address it

You have a fairly solid idea of the social problem and a solution
You are interested in several social problems, and don't know which one to address You need networks to move forward
You have several ideas on how to address a problem and don’t know which one is best You need strategic partnerships and funding
You have an idea but don’t know if it will work You need mentorship to ensure you're headed in the right direction
You have an idea but are not sure where to start You need marketing, financial, or legal advice

Both stages have several levels and milestones to achieve.

if you are in Stage 1, we recommend taking GreenHouse for two terms to take full advantage of the program and progress to Stage 2. 

Stage 2 can take one or many terms, depending on personal progress.

GreenHouse gives you:

  • Community events
  • One-on-one mentorship and coaching
  • Strategic partnership ideas and connections
  • Managed skill development and milestone progress
  • Funding of up to $500 (Stage 1) or $5,000 (Stage 2)
  • SVENT 225 if you’re taking GreenHouse for course credit

The community

Group of GreenHouse innovators and staff

GreenHouse is an immersive community where you get support from professionals and your peers, as well as a social and professional network – connections that will last beyond your time at University.

Why is GreenHouse a live-in experience?

When someone wants to learn a new language, the most effective way to succeed is to become immersed in the culture and language. It’s the same with social innovation: Living in the same community with engaged students enhances learning, networking, and problem-solving opportunities – and you never know when inspiration will strike!

A typical GreenHouse week:







Weekly Social

Coaching opportunities 


Coaching opportunities 

 Coaching opportunities 

The program is open to all undergraduate students from all faculties.

You can also be enrolled in a co-op term and receive an entrepreneurial co-op credit.

If you have other questions about the program, please don’t hesitate to contact us!



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