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Join the SocialVentures Zone

Interested in joining the SocialVentures Zone community?  Here’s how you can:

You have an idea for social change but aren’t sure what to do:

  • You want to create social change, you have an idea for how to do it, but you don’t have a business plan or a venture (yet!).

  • You’re passionate about making this happen.

  • You’d like some support to start working on your idea.

If this sounds like you, we have a range of supports that can help you further develop your idea.  E-mail us at socialventures@ryerson.ca and we can discuss our regular ideation sessions or refer you to other resources in the university or with our community partners.

You want experience working for a social venture:

  • You have skills and expertise that you want to apply to social change

  • You see a venture that resonates with you and you want to help them grow

  • You want experience to put on your resume working for a venture and cause you believe in

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to check out the teams at our Projects page and find one that resonates with you.  Want a personal connection to a venture We are also happy to chat about your passions and connect you from there! Send us an email at socialventures@ryerson.ca if you are interested, ventures are often looking for volunteers or skill-based members!

You have a social venture idea that you think is ready for incubation:

  • If you have an idea you have researched and developed into a social venture that is ready for the next step;

OR

  • You are already leading a social project, enterprise, service, or product that is beginning to make a difference to the people or system that it touches, but you want to take it to the next level.

If this sounds like you, check out our application process here.  

We accept three rounds of applicants each year.