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Join our social innovation community

Do you want to make an impact? GreenHouse is an innovation community for incoming and current students and community members who want to create ideas and ventures that generate social or environmental change.  

You can engage with this community in three main ways:

  • Attend a Discovery Lab, where students, community members and a host organization identify problems and opportunity spaces based on a given theme.

  • Join a Workplace Innovation Team, a program for aspiring innovators to work with organizations exploring and solving complex problems in the social or environmental sector.

  • Join the Innovators in Residence Program, a live-in incubator that supports students wanting to tackle problems through venture creation, policy change, grassroots initiatives among other avenues.

Elle and Richard share their GreenHouse stories. You can do more to shape the world as well.

What's Coming Up?

Social Impact Showcase

Winners of the Social Impact FundEvery term, GreenHouse hosts the Social Impact Showcase, a celebration of impactful innovations and ventures.  At the Showcase, you’ll hear stories from our Workplace Innovation Teams and Innovators in Residence and we’ll be awarding grants from our Social Impact Fund.  The next showcase will be on July 23rd at 4PM. You can find more information and sign up at the registration page. 

Discovery Labs

Every term, GreenHouse hosts a Discovery Lab focused on exploring different themed problem spaces to fuel ideas for new project. These Labs cover various topics from the campus mental health system, to pollution prevention to improving the lives of people living mith MS and Dementia. Our next lab will be July 31st at 4PM. You can find more information and sign up at



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

Event Planning and Promotion Coordinator: Grace McKinnon