Fifty York University students helped Toronto's small businesses and artists move their businesses online.
Students from York University's Schulich School of Business participated in the City of Toronto's Digital Main Street (DMS) ShopHERE program, a major new initiative supported by a team of leading global technology companies committed to helping Toronto's main street retailers survive the COVID-19 crisis. The new work-integrated learning program was developed to support the DMS ShopHERE effort and is possible thanks to $500,000 from the City and Magnet, a social innovation platform with a mission to accelerate inclusive economic growth in Canada. The 50 students from Schulich's MBA, master's and undergraduate degree programs were selected for the paid summer placements and work-integrated learning opportunities and helped Toronto's small businesses and artists move their businesses online at no cost. The DMS ShopHERE program offered students a hands-on learning experience, specialized training and academic credit.