2022 Applications

The Analyst Program is a paid summer internship hosted in collaboration with SIA partners in cities from coast-to-coast.

Internship Dates: May 9 – August 12, 2022

Open Positions

Esplanade Québec

Montreal, QC

Applications are open until Sunday, January 23 at 11:59pm PST.

Esplanade is the first accelerator and collaborative space dedicated to entrepreneurship and social innovation in Quebec. For more than 4 years, Esplanade has occupied an enviable position in the Montreal entrepreneurial ecosystem by bringing together and supporting entrepreneurs and social innovators wishing to have a positive societal impact. In collaboration with many partners, Esplanade has developed various activities; including the impact8 coaching programs and an investment platform to support entrepreneurs and managers in the development of their projects, their organizations and ultimately, increase their impact.

Past Partners

Canvas Impact Advisors

Vancouver, BC

Canvas Impact Advisors is an impact investment advisory firm focused on mobilizing capital to drive social and environmental outcomes. Canvas develops effective strategies for deploying various types of capital, ranging from philanthropy to grants, to real assets and venture capital. Our focus sectors include climate, health, and food.

National Social Value Fund

Vancouver, BC

The National Social Value Fund (NSVF) is a social finance organization and experiential learning program for students across Canada. We currently operate five local social value funds in Vancouver, Calgary, Kingston, London, and Montréal. Each social value fund is run by a self-formed student team, which identifies financing gaps in communities and provides capital to social enterprises, enterprising non-profits, co-ops, and other socially-focused organizations who are under-served by the current impact investing market. NSVF supports these teams through a learning platform and by connecting them to their peers across the country to share learnings and best practices.

New Market Funds (Community Forward Fund)

Vancouver, BC & Toronto, ON

New Market Funds is a social impact intermediary that is B Corp certified, charity- and employee-owned and provides charities, non‐profits, and co‐ops with alternative capital to catalyze community‐based projects across Canada.

Innovate Calgary

Calgary, AB

Innovate Calgary is the technology transfer and business incubation centre of the University of Calgary offering intellectual property management and business incubator services to researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses within the innovation, research, and advanced technology sector. Innovate Calgary has evaluated over 1,600 discoveries, secured more than 600 patents and negotiated over 550 technology commercialization agreements in over 24 countries. Innovate Calgary’s Clinical and Social Innovation team focuses on translating research excellence into community impact.

Marigold Capital

Toronto, ON

Marigold Capital was formed in 2017 and is one of the most accomplished gender lens and social equity lens investors in Canada. Marigold invests in founders with technology-enabled products and services that deliver value to women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), and other underserved groups.


Toronto, ON

SVX is a non-profit, diversified financial services firm driving impact for investors, organizations, funds, and enterprises. We provide knowledge and insights, design strategies and products, manage funds, and operate a platform for raising impact capital and making impact investments. They work across sectors that deliver meaningful impact: cleantech, health, education, food, and social inclusion, helping investors find and make impact investments and issuers raise impact capital. They work with issuers from place-based impact investing funds to community power co-operatives producing renewable energy to charitable organizations tackling mental health and addictions. They work with all investors, from foundations and family offices to everyday investors, to help them identify opportunities and to support their decision-making efforts so they can match their money with meaning. SVX is regulated by the Ontario Securities Commission and is registered as an Exempt Market Dealer (EMD) in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Québec. We have partners and operations across Canada, as well as in the US and Mexico. 

Saint John Community Loan Fund

Saint John, NB

The Saint John Community Loan Fund creates and operates programming, social finance funds, and real estate to help individuals and social purpose organizations access resources needed to build capacity. We offer programs in leadership, financial literacy, employment skills and enterprise developments, as well as offering loans, coaching and matched savings. 

The Social Innovation Academy is an equal opportunity organization committed to building and fostering a fair and inclusive community that values diversity and encourages respect for all. We welcome applicants across any race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, Indigenous status, or any other legally-protected factors. We recognize the value of identifying and removing barriers for any applicants interested in participating in our programs. Please contact us at to start a conversation about different accommodations available.