What is the SocialVentures Zone?

The SocialVentures Zone is powered by the humanities and social sciences in the Faculty of Arts, and fueled by social innovators across the university and in the broader Toronto community.

Located in a collaborative space in the heart of downtown Toronto, the SocialVentures Zone is the newest addition to Ryerson’s growing zone network, which was inspired by the success of the Digital Media Zone, one of Canada’s largest business incubators and co-working space for entrepreneurs. The SocialVentures Zone is part of Ryerson’s thriving multidisciplinary innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, which was designated by the Ashoka Foundation as Canada’s first “Changemaker Campus,” where social innovation extends across research, classroom and student activities.

The SocialVentures Zone incorporates curriculum, just-in-time modules, and opportunities to collaborate with other campus learning zones and community organizations. The result is innovative hands-on learning that is open to students and alumni from all faculties.

Open call for applications