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Centre for Social Innovation

Developing solutions for complex and everyday challenges.

Defining Social Innovation at Humber

Humber's Centre for Social Innovation addresses systemic social barriers and opens-up social opportunities. We do this by working alongside equity-deserving populations and the community organizations that support them. With this community-centric lens, we look for impactful ways to harness the ingenuity of Humber’s people – students, faculty and staff – and the potential of our physical resources, including buildings and grounds.

We seek to produce sustainable, just, effective solutions that enhance resilience and adaptability of social purpose organizations and create more equitable systems for us all.

Whether you are a Humber student, faculty or staff, or a community member, organization or business, we invite you join us.

We provide interdisciplinary and experiential learning opportunities.

person giving someone a box of fresh vegetables


Working with a dedicated community of growers to help fight food insecurity in South Etobicoke through urban gardening and the community garden “pods”.

Community Cybersecurity Collective

Through the facilitation of foundational cyber security skill development workshops in the non-profit sector, expert faculty and students empower community based organizations to protect themselves against cyberattacks.

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Social Innovation Funded Projects

Humber’s potential for social innovation focuses on multidisciplinary approaches to facilitate the removal of barriers, community capacity development through the co-creation of solutions that address current societal challenges on a local, national and global level. Projects in this area aim to address challenges and create social opportunities by collaborating with community members and partners to take collective action. Social innovation projects create opportunities for students from programs such as Addictions and Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Child and Youth Care, Social Services Worker, Developmental Service Worker and many others across all Humber Faculties. Some of Humber’s facilities that support this applied research are the Conflict Resolution Simulation Lab, the Crime Lab, and the Forensic Studio.

Explore how you can get involved by contacting, Director of Social Innovation.