Social Innovation Institute - MacEwan University

At the MacEwan University Social Innovation Institute, we connect you with experts and innovators who support your commitment to positive change. We convene events that encourage social innovation, social entrepreneurship and collaboration, bring together community partners for learning and research and host social labs where prototype solutions are developed and pilots are incubated. Let us introduce you to the students, faculty and other changemakers who have the expertise and creativity to move your ideas forward.


Better together

Social innovation, social labs, social entrepreneurs—these are exciting times for people who want to influence the world in positive ways. Here are a few examples of the types of projects we support:

1. A new university graduate has the seed of an idea for a tech start-up, but wants to make sure it is a sustainable, socially responsible enterprise.

2. A group of neighbours who sponsored a refugee family wants to support these new Canadians in getting a business idea off the ground.

3. An arts organization wants to showcase the creativity of youth in the community while raising funds to support their operations.

4. Contact us with your idea today. Tell us what you're thinking. Discover what we can do together.


Workshops, Training and Events

Collaborate with changemakers in Edmonton, grow your network of social entrepreneurs, and learn the ins and outs of social innovation. We offer a variety of workshops, seminars, speaker series and other training opportunities designed with social innovators in mind. Attend a workshop or training event and become part of a community that influences the world in positive ways.

Visit our website to find out more about our Aspiring Entrepreneurs Series, Economics of Social Change Series and our Social Innovation 101 series.

The Social Innovation Institute also facilitates MacEwan’s Changemaker Week in September and The Enlightened Economy Summit in May each year. We hope you can join us at these impactful and engaging events!




Location: Contact us if you have questions about Social Innovation Institute programming and services, if you have social innovation or social entrepreneurship expertise to share or if you’d like to partner with us in supporting social change. 


Social Innovation Institute

780-633-3464 |

11-167A (Roundhouse), Allard Hall
11110 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB