Receive the resources and work with other students who want to create social or environmental change
Join our Social Innovators in Training Program
Applications for the Fall 2022 cohort will remain open until September 6th.
Are you interested in a social or environmental problem and want to make a change? If you are going on co-op or academic term and would like to work on a project towards such a goal, GreenHouse provides guidance and support for this.
Students in the Social Innovators in Training (SIIT) Program work with other like-minded innovators interested in creating social or environmental change through their own project or venture. Students coming into this program have a problem they are interested in tackling or an idea they want to launch. It's a unique experience where as a student, you are given milestones to move your ideas into action, access to core mentors including the professional networks at GreenHouse, and access to funding opportunities to move your ideas forward.
GreenHouse supports a range of innovations, across the following three categories:
More information on the Social Innovators in Training Program
How is the program structured?
The SIIT Program runs students through a series of milestones. Although each social innovator starts at a different place in the process, they can all expect to run through the following stages:
During these stages, all social innovators will check in with a coach and peers to advance their projects. They will also be connected to mentorship and funding opportunities to meet their needs.
As part of the Social Innovators in Training community, students will receive specialized mentorship and programming to create social impact in their desired problem space. Students can expect to receive:
- Access to funding opportunities including the Social Impact Fund through GreenHouse
- Innovation knowledge and skills
- Personalized coaching and mentorship
- Peer-to-peer support from like-minded social innovators experiencing similar successes and challenges
- Access to a network of community members
- Experience for job applications and references for graduate studies