Applied Project

Program Overview

Participants will seek out an internal senior organizational mentor to advise them on the completion of an independent or team project exploring issues of social impact specific to their workplace.

The project scope will be broad but should include key deliverables that will further the organization’s social impact. Details of these deliverables will be discussed with an external mentor at the Centre prior to the initiation of the project. Deliverables and the integrity of the project will be evaluated by both the participant’s organization and the Centre for Social Impact.


  • Registration is on a per person basis once enrolled in the Certificate for Social Impact.
  • Corporate and individual rate: $1,995+HST
  • Non-profit and public sector rate $995+HST

This session is required to complete your Certificate in Social Impact for Professionals.

Benefits of Participation


  • Gain meaningful insights from mentors, experienced faculty and your peers as you work independently or within a team to develop your initiative
  • Develop strategies for team leadership and effective influence
  • Build authentic networks


  • Validate an initiative valuable to your organization.
  • Create a work environment that excels through competencies in: leading change, effective communication, strategic thinking, design thinking, systems change, social finance, social procurement, and social innovation

What You'll Learn

  • Apply what you learn from the Certificate in Social Impact to a project that matters to you and your organization
  • How to develop foresight
  • How to navigate unexpected outcomes and to evaluate risk through the implementation process