Community Innovation Challenges

Join a Community Innovation Challenge

Are you interested in tackling a meaningful problem but don't know where to start? Would you like to collaborate with a public sector or not-for-profit organization with a social purpose?

Community Innovation Challenges give teams of students access to real-world, pressing problems provided by social-purpose organizations in our community. Students receive innovation management training and work in teams to identify opportunities to design impactful solutions. 

Program Partners

We are lucky to have a wide network of engaged community partners interested in advancing innovation and collaborating with youth. Previous program partners include:

  • KidsAbility
  • Hospice Waterloo Region
  • Ontario Snow Resort Association
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Schlegel Villages
  • Carizon
  • Smart Waterloo Region Innovation Lab
  • UWaterloo Office of Sustainability
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Canadian Ski Council
  • Volunteer Action Centre
  • Reception House
  • Baycrest
  • Home and Community Care Support Services Waterloo Wellington