United College at the University of Waterloo is a not-for-profit, post-secondary institution affiliated with the University of Waterloo. United College is the campus lead for Indigenous and social entrepreneurship education and for the past 10 years, provides specialized support through GreenHouse – a social impact incubator and national leader in youth-led social innovation and entrepreneurship. The Indigenous Entrepreneurship program at United College includes academic offerings as well as experiential learning opportunities supported by a new virtual incubator for young Indigenous entrepreneurs.
GreenHouse runs the Changemaker Labs for Green Youth program, that drives climate action by creating work-integrated learning opportunities through partnerships between small and mid-sized municipalities, and youth that are driven to take action. It is an experiential pathway to support students’ skill development and network in the green economy while providing meaningful support and action for municipal climate action.
Changemaker Labs for Green Youth will curate real-world, green innovation challenges from municipal partners in Waterloo-Wellington, Brandon and Kelowna. Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to create and launch projects that contribute towards municipal climate goals that are found within their climate action plans and strategies.
For more information about United College, visit: https://uwaterloo.ca/stpauls/