Most college services will be closing at 4 pm on Friday, October 11, and will reopen on Tuesday morning, October 15. There will be no Enrolment Services offered on campus over the weekend but online services are available. Part-time Learning classes will take place as scheduled on the weekend. There are no classes on the statutory holiday Monday, October 14.

The Global Academy

The Global Academy

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The Centre for Global Citizenship Education & Inclusion in partnership with ACCEL, is launching The Global Academy, a one-day experiential learning opportunity for students who are interested in social entrepreneurship. Do you have a business idea that can make the world a better place?

The Global Academy is the place for you!

Participants will be provided with the opportunity to LEARN from local social entrepreneurs, CREATE ideas through our "Unstick Your Thinking" session, and refine the skills needed to make an effective PITCH and also NETWORK with like-minded people. Everyone will receive a Social Entrepreneur Starter Kit and gain first-hand knowledge of how to run a successful business through our social entrepreneurial panel session.

What is social entrepreneurship?

Social Entrepreneurship

Throughout the global community, changemakers are developing and implementing innovative solutions to address pressing social and environmental issues, combining industry-specific knowledge with entrepreneurial skills to advocate for social justice. These changemakers are at the heart of the growing field of social entrepreneurship.

Ashoka Canada defines a social entrepreneur as “an individual or group who applies business and management skills to tackle chronic societal problems with sustainable solutions…social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solves problems by changing systems, spreading the solutions, and persuading entire societies to take new leaps.”  Social enterprises are businesses that deliver goods and services in a competitive market, as would any other business. However, at the core of these enterprises is a social purpose and it is this purpose that drives the business.

Great examples of Social Enterprises

Social Entreprises

Register for the Global Academy

Please download the Global Academy Application form, fill out all the information and email it to gcei@centennialcollege.ca. You will be contacted if you have been chosen to attend the Global Academy.

There are only 20 spots available, so act fast and apply!

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

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