Part-time, in classSocial Innovation Certificate

Program details

Format Part-time in Vancouver

Location update: Due to the COVID-19 situation, courses scheduled to start before August 31 in Vancouver or Surrey will move to online-supported delivery.
Schedule Courses are three days long and run from Thursday to Saturday, usually once a month.
Duration We offer this program every year from September to May.  It's designed to be completed within eight months, but you have up to three years to finish. You may also register for most courses individually when space is available.
Courses There are five required courses and a practicum/coaching/integration course.
Learning materials See the first course for required textbooks. The cost of textbooks is not included in your tuition. 
Tuition Tuition is based on individual course fees.
Application fee $75 (non-refundable
Application deadline

June 24, 2020

We accept qualified students on a first-come, first-served basis, and will continue to accept applications if space permits. Since the program can fill quickly, we recommend applying and registering for your courses early to secure your seat.

Upcoming program  

Location Class dates Payment Application status
Vancouver Sep 17, 2020–May 31, 2021 You may choose to pay as you go, but your seat in a course is not reserved until we receive your payment.   Apply online

Learning environment

Modules feature a wide variety of instructional techniques, including group exercises, case studies, discussions and field trips. You’ll work through the program with a cohort—a group of fellow change agents—with whom you can share experience, ideas and expertise.

Coursework: What to expect

This certificate is university-level. You’ll complete advance readings and in-class exercises for each of the courses. You’ll also complete practical assignments for each course, as well as a paper and a poster presentation for your practicum.

Graduation requirements

To receive the Social Innovation Certificate, you must successfully complete all courses and your practicum project within a three-year period.

Take individual social innovation courses

If you’re not ready to take the Social Innovation Certificate, you may still register for most courses individually if space is available. If you would like to be notified when seats become available, please join our email list.