An education in social impact that complements whatever you're learning, wherever you're learning.

Our virtual Fellowship is designed to meet you where you are. 

As a Social Innovation Fellow, you'll participate in:


Training Modules

You’ll be trained on skills that are relevant to social innovation and will leave the Fellowship feeling confident with your leadership and technical skills.

Some areas we will cover include:



You’ll work on hands-on projects with a team of multi-disciplinary Fellows. Canadian social enterprises, non-profits, impact funds will issue Challenges that they are facing. You’ll get real-life experience working with leading organizations in Canada.

Past Challenges include:

Impact Measurement

Client: Senior support social enterprise

Cost Benefit Analysis

A cost-benefit analysis framework measuring the extent of social isolation and loneliness in nursing homes.

Marketing Strategy

Client: Clean energy investment platform

Targeting and Positioning

A strategy that identifies target markets for clean energy investments and key tactics for engaging the populations.

Personal & Professional Development

We value a holistic approach to growth and learning. You’ll be part of a national community of like-minded peers, while receiving individualized support from the SIA team. 


  • Location: Anywhere in Canada
  • Commitment: 10 hours per week
  • Dates: September 2021 - March 2022
  • Program fee: $0

  • You are between the ages of 18-30. If you do not fit this criteria and feel strongly about joining the program, please send an email to to discuss eligibility.
  • You can be living or studying anywhere in Canada. The program is open to all Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students with Canadian study permits. If you are living elsewhere, due to Covid-19, and otherwise would be living in Canada, you are also eligible to participate.
  • You can be studying, working, or pursuing any initiatives - there is no education (university or college) requirement needed to apply.
  • You are legally able to work in Canada.

    1 | Submit an application

    Applications for our 2022/2023 cohort will open in February/March 2022.

    2 | Invitation to interview

    We want to better understand what drives you and how the Fellowship can help.

    3 | Welcome to the Fellowship!

    We'll be introducing our next cohort soon!

    4 | Core training modules

    SIA Fellows will participate in several core training modules.

    5 | Work on Challenges

    You'll also work with real-life social purpose organizations to put your skills to use.

    6 | Specialize in your interest area

    Fellows have the choice to take industry-curated training modules focused on research, finance, and design. You'll also receive specialized personal development support.

    7 | Analyst Program

    Fellows are given priority access to summer analyst positions that places students across the country in social innovation internships.

    APPLY IN 2022

    Applications for the 2022/2023 Social Innovation Fellowship will open in February/March 2022.

    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.