The Helpr Community project proposal created by Humber grad Elicia Durtnall is a top 10 finalist for the William G. Davis Innovation Fund.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ontario’s colleges, the fund supports innovative thinking and celebrates Davis’s legacy in creating the Ontario college system.
Ontario Colleges is awarding the winning idea $15,000 and the runner-up will receive $5,000.
If Durtnall’s project wins the judges and public’s vote, Helpr Community plans to become a web application to create a streamlined volunteering experience benefiting students and the surrounding community.
It also allows students to document their completed volunteer hours and gives community members and school staff a platform to post new volunteer opportunities.
This opportunity will allow Durtnall’s project partner, Emerson Stewart to develop the app while tying in ideas both graduates learned in the Web Design and Interactive Media program.
“I am so glad to hear Humber is backing us and I’m very excited to work on this project should we win,” says Durtnall.
To support the project, please vote for Helpr Community at Amazing50.ca. Winners will be announced November 10.