Social Innovation Fellowship Program

JUNE 2022 – MARCH 2023

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For youth looking to help impact-driven organizations through supporting their operations and growth.​

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Training

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

We will cover three areas:

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Personal & Professional Development

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

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Challenges

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:

USER RESEARCH

Client: Toronto-based non-profit
2020
- Conducting a market scan
- Identifying potential customers through an email survey campaign

DEVELOPING AN INVESTMENT THESIS

Client: Alberta-based credit union
2021
- Researching emerging sectors that align with the client's interests, with the goal to support the development of a venture capital fund

IMPACT MEASUREMENT

Client: Senior support social enterprise
2019
- Creating a cost-benefit analysis framework to measure the extent of social isolation and loneliness in nursing homes
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Summer Analyst Program

All Social Innovation Fellows and Social Value Fund Associates will be first in line for summer internships with our network of impact-driven partners. Our past partners include:

HOW IT WORKS

1 | Submit an application

Applications are open until Sunday, March 6th at 11:59pm PST.

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 introduce our 2022-23 Social Innovation Fellowship cohort in April.

4 | Core training modules

From June to August 2022, Fellows will go through training workshops, assignments, and case studies (between 2-5 hours/week).

5 | Work on Challenges

Beginning in fall 2022, you'll work with impact organizations Canada-wide to put your skills to use (10 hours/week).

6 | Personalized Support

You'll also receive specialized personal and professional development support.

7 | Analyst Program

Fellows are given priority access to summer internship positions that places Analysts across the country in four-month, social innovation internships.

APPLY BY SUNDAY, MARCH 6!

Review the application process below:

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 hello@socialinnovationacademy.ca to start a conversation about different accommodations available.

MEET OUR CURRENT FELLOWS.

Interested in Social Finance? Consider joining the Social Value Fund Associate Program!

For undergraduate students looking to help impact-driven organizations grow through impact investing.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Social Innovation Fellowship Program Social Value Fund Associate Program
Training
Both programs have access to workshops and training modules curated by Social Innovation Academy
Personal & Professional Development
Both programs will participate in our mentorship, coffee chat, and wellness initiatives
Experiential Learning Project
Consulting projects for impact-driven organizations
Investments into social enterprises
Internships
Fellows and Associates are first in line for the SIA Analyst Program - a four month internship

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Social Innovation Fellowship Program Social Value Fund Associate Program
Status
Youth aged 18-30, studying, working, living anywhere in Canada
Undergraduate students in Calgary, Kingston, London, Montréal, Vancouver
Background
Any background across arts, sciences, design, business, and more!
Time Commitment
2-5 hours per week during summer 2023, 10 hours per week from September 2022 - March 2023.
Duration
June 2022 - March 2023
May 2022 - May 2024 (two academic years)

Learn more about the Social Value Fund Associate Program.