Humans of ImpAct

The Humans of ImpAct project was developed by the CICan Impact Project Working Group on Social Entrepreneurship. Inspired by the Humans of New York initiative, the goal is to present compelling digital stories told by students about Social Enterprises in their local communities. 

Our purpose is to build the capacity of Canadian colleges and students to understand the importance of social enterprises as a vehicle to build more just and equitable societies and their link to the sustainable development goals. We do this grounded in the fact that the best knowledge base on social entrepreneurship does not reside inside our institutions, but in our communities inside the amazing social enterprises that make our communities better each and every day. We want to celebrate them, learn from them and empower the next generation to follow their lead in building a better world.

CICan ImpAct - Project Working Group On Social Entrepreneurship

Algonquin College - Logo

Kevin Holmes (co-chair)

Thompson Rivers University - Logo

Halia Valladeres (co-chair)

Confederation College - Logo

Brett Sharman

Georgian - Logo

Suzie Addison-Toor

NSCC - Logo

Sheri Williams

Cégep Édouard Montpetit - Logo

Pascale Maheu
Viviane Martel

Lethbridge College - Logo

Megan Shapka


Humans of ImpAct Logo Design: Eric Reger and Spencer Nelson at Lethbridge College

Humans of ImpAct Web Design: Michaela Trottier and Stive Zambrano at Algonquin College

Humans of ImpAct Video: William Rudkins and Adam Dagenais at Georgian College

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CICan ImpAct - College Partners

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CICan ImpAct - Partners


Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO)

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) helps Canadians share knowledge locally and globally in order to create better societies and build peace in the minds of men and women. To do so, the Commission facilitates cooperation in the fields of education, science, culture, communication and information to address some of the most complex challenges facing the world today.

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McConnell Foundation

The McConnell Foundation is a private Canadian foundation that develops and applies innovative approaches to social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges. They do so through granting and investing, capacity building, convening, and co-creation with grantees, partners and the public.

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Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

In November 2018, ESDC launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Funding Program to support projects aimed at: building awareness of the 2030 Agenda; increase partnerships and networks; advance research; and further Canada’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) – Canada

CICan became a member of SDSN Canada in June 2019 as part of our commitment to scaling up the Canadian college and institute sector’s contributions to the SDGs. We encourage all our member institutions to join this global network of post-secondary stakeholders committed to a just, inclusive and sustainable future.

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Alliance 2030

CICan joined Alliance 2030 in February 2020 to engage with other Canadian stakeholders working towards achieving Canada’s SDG ambitions. Alliance 2030 is a national network of organizations, institutions, and individuals committed to achieving the 17 SDGs by the year 2030. We believe these goals can be accomplished both in Canada and abroad by working creatively and collaboratively at both the local and global level.