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Join our social impact incubator

Do you want to change the world? Many of our GreenHouse innovators are making an impact: From saving thousands of lives in Ugandan maternal health wards, to changing corporate practices, to competing for $1 million in the world's largest social entrepreneurship challenge.

Whether you want to make a difference but don't know where to start, or you have an idea and need support to make it happen, or you have a passion but no idea, GreenHouse will help you find the right direction. Join our community of social innovators today.

What's up?

What do you really want to do?

Whether big or small, St. Paul's GreenHouse can help you achieve your goals for social good. We're accepting applications for Spring and Fall until February 12. 

Opening in Fall 2017!

Rendering of new GreenHouse spaceWe're excited to be moving into the new wing at St. Paul's. A large, open space for collaboration and networking will be available for GreenHouse, and innovators will move into Super Single rooms with ensuite bathrooms and individual temperature control. Read more about our campus expansion.

Sell your potential

80-20 Growth Corporation logoEvery social venture can benefit from knowing a diverse range of sales methodologies. Now, in partnership with 80-20 Growth Corporation, young social ventures at (or beyond) the proof-of-concept stage are eligible to win an Ontario Social Impact Voucher for just this type of training. Check out the details and apply.

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Take GreenHouse as a for-credit course

Now you can take GreenHouse as an extracurricular activity, or as a for-credit course. Yes, you can actually develop your ideas and social venture and get academic credit for it! Just apply for this live-in program as you would normally to get instructor approval. Details here.​


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

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

GreenHouse Program Coordinator: Lexi Salt