We are developing the next generation of social entrepreneurs, impact fund managers, and non-profit leaders.
The Social Innovation Academy (SIA) is a national initiative for youth who want to solve pressing environmental, social, and cultural challenges through careers in social innovation or social finance.
2007: Our team founded the UBC Sauder Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing (SauderS3i) with a focus on social venture incubation and cultivating student talent through a summer internship program.
2012: In partnership with entrepreneurship@UBC, we launched the Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub, an incubator focused on growing social enterprises in BC.
2016: With the support of McConnell Foundation, we helped launch the RECODE Initiative at UBC as well as the UBC Impact Fund.
2019: With initial support from HSBC Bank Canada, we launched the Social Innovation Academy with the mission to expand training and internship opportunities for youth across Canada.
Today: We have worked with nearly 170 youth through our Social Innovation Fellowship and SIA Analyst Programs, and have provided project support to over 100 impact organizations.
LED BY PEOPLE WHO WERE IN YOUR SHOES, NOT TOO LONG AGO
The Social Innovation Academy acknowledges that Indigenous peoples are the traditional guardians of this land that we call Canada, where we live and work.
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