Scaled Purpose has partnered with Calgary's Mount Royal University to release Where to Begin: How Social Innovation is Emerging Across Canadian Campuses, the culmination of months of exploring models that universities have adopted or are exploring to build a culture of, and an ecosystem for, social innovation in campuses.
This scan seeks to provide the foundation for how campuses and emerging community incubators can consider how to provide engaging and high impact support to students and social entrepreneurs across Canada. Ultimately, we provide recommendations on (1) the important first steps for any university or college, (2) how students can lead the dissemination of a social innovation culture across campus, (3) the importance of terminology and how to use phrases like entrepreneur and changemaker in your favour, (4) tying in your work to the larger community or even global goals, (5) identifying you niche, and ultimately (6) reconsidering the role of universities in a community.
We hope you take a look and please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or inquiries. Also, for those attending the Ashoka U Exchange in New Orleans, keep an eye out for print copies!
Download the report here.