SDG Innovation Circle Program

Become an SDG Innovation Champion at Centennial College!

Calling all current Centennial students who have completed the SDG Lab Experiential programs! You are eligible to take part in the SDG Circle Program and work towards becoming an SDG Innovation Champion at Centennial College. Upon completion of the SDG Innovation Circle Program, you will receive a Statement of Recognition and stipend of $250.

Program pre-requisites:

  • Current Centennial student
  • Completion of a Global Goals Jam Canada weekend challenge or CDEV Sustainability Jam Pilot as part of the presenting team.

The program has 3 requirements:

  1. Education – Attend 5 COIE sessions (or equivalent) from a curated list below to develop your sustainable entrepreneurial mindset and skillset to become a change-leader!
  2. Engagement – connect with fellow changemakers at Centennial and get involved in the community!
  3. Reflection – actively reflect on what you’ve learned during your participation and how it contributes to your changeleadership!

Questions? Contact us at: entrepreneurship@centennialcollege.ca


Dimension #1: Education

Through the SDG Innovation Circle Program, you will build a sustainable entrepreneurial mindset and skills empowering you to become a change-leader! To complete the educational dimension, you must attend at least 5 COIE sessions (or equivalent*) from the following list.

You may include any of the sessions below which you have already attended previously towards the requirement of 5 sessions.

*SDG Mini-Jams and the Rapid Thought Forum count for 2 sessions each.

These topics are useful on their own and also complement the methods that are used during our Global Goals Jam Canada weekend challenges. After attending the 5 sessions, you will submit a reflection on the sessions to demonstrate your learning and participation.


Business Planning and Business Models (Small Business / Solopreneur Series #1)

Wednesday, January 17th | 4:00-5:30pm EST

Learn practical planning tips for small business operators and startup owners! Click here for more details


Social Enterprise and Your Startup Journey (Changepreneur Series #2)

Tuesday, January 23rd | 4:00-5:30pm EST

Get started with your own social venture; learn about the different types of social enterprises and how to work with SDGs! Click here for more details

 


 

Embracing Entrepreneurship as a Mindset (Artpreneur Series #1)

Wednesday, January 24th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Discover the transformational potential in embracing entrepreneurship as a mindset in your life, business, and career! Click here for more details


 

Introduction to the SDGs: Creating a better world with the SDGs (Sustainability Series #1)

Thursday, January 25th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn about the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as overarching objectives for the world! Click here for more details


 

 

Transcending Trauma into Transformation (Changepreneur Series #3)

Tuesday, January 30th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn how to unhinge yourself from your emotions and triggers so that you can dedicate yourself to being an advocate of change! Click here for more details


Small Business Marketing and Growth (Small Business / Solopreneur Series #2)

Wednesday, January 31st | 4:00-5:30pm EST

Explore avenues of growth for small businesses and learn basic concepts of marketing and growth! Click here for more details


Being the Chief Vision Officer for Your Impact (Changepreneur Series #4)

Tuesday, February 6th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn how to apply the principles of achievement to your life leading to a positive future! Click here for more details


Stakeholder Engagement and Individual Action for Sustainability (Sustainability Series #2)

Wednesday, February 7th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn about specific actions that individuals and different stakeholder groups can do to mobilize sustainability! Click here for more details



How to Break Through to Success in your Career and Business (Leadership Series #4)

Thursday, February 8th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn how to break through to the level of success you desire! Click here for more details


 

Leading Your Community with Effective Storytelling (Changepreneur Series #5)

Tuesday, February 13th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn how to harness the power of your heart to trigger and inspire action bring change and success! Click here for more details


 

 

Financial Analysis and Management (Small Business / Solopreneur Series #3)

Wednesday, February 14th | 4:00-5:30pm EST

Explore avenues of growth for small businesses and learn basic concepts of marketing and growth! Click here for more details


 

What it Really Takes to Build a Startup & Be an Entrepreneur (Techpreneur Series #1)

Thursday February 15th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn tools and get practical advice about what it takes to make your dream of becoming an entrepreneur come true! Click here for more details


 

Hack your Focus

Thursday, February 15th | 4:00-5:30pm EST

Learn the strategies from mindfulness, neuroscience, and behavioral psychology for improved productivity and well-being! Click here for more details


 

Getting Started with Lean Launchpad for Your Social Change Mission (Changepreneur Series #6)

Tuesday, February 20th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn how to become an impact maker by creating a social venture that reflects your calling! Click here for more details


 

Marketing Masterclass for Scientists and Engineers (Techpreneur Series #2)

Thursday, February 22nd | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn how to market your business in a cost-effective way that achieves real results! Click here for more details


 

 

From Idea to Building Your Startup (Artpreneur Series #2)

Tuesday, February 27th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn how to turn ideas into actionable steps that lead to success in launching your own business! Click here for more details



 

Personal Branding for Career Success (Leadership Series #3)

Wednesday, February 28th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Transform complex subject matter into compelling messaging to grab the audience’s attention & persuade them to engage! Click here for more details


 

Managing People (Small Business / Solopreneur Series #4)

Wednesday, February 28th | 4:00-5:30pm EST

Learn the theories and best practices for recruiting, attracting and managing people! Click here for more details



 

 

Build Your Leadership Potential (Leadership Series #1)

Thursday, February 29th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn to unlock your potential to be a change-leader in your business, personal life and society! Click here for more details


 

Digital Marketing Masterclass

Monday, March 4th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn the key components of digital marketing and how to create a winning marketing strategy and plan! Click here for more details


 

Getting Ready for Funding (Changepreneur Series #7)

Tuesday, March 5th | 4:00-5:30pm EST

Join the workshop to learn how to raise capital for your social enterprise! Click here for more details



 

Legal Risks for Start-ups (Solopreneur Series)

Wednesday, March 6th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn the essential legal considerations for start-ups! Click here for more details


 

How to Handle Objections with Confidence and Ease (Leadership Series #2)

Thursday, March 7th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn how to stay emotionless and ahead of any objection, from anyone, any time! Click here for more details


 

 

Global Goals Jam Canada Winter 2024 (Weekend SDG Challenge)

Friday, March 8th | 2:00-6:00pm EST
Saturday, March 9th | 8:30am-6:00pm EST
Sunday, March 10th | 9:00am-6:00pm EST

Learn lifelong skills, practice your entrepreneurial mindset over a fun weekend, win prizes, and earn a Statement of Recognition. Design innovative solutions to challenges working in teams in facilitated, mentored sessions to achieve the Global Goals 2030! Click here for more details

Hosted by the Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Digital Society School Amsterdam.



 

How to Write a Successful Grant (Changepreneur Series #8)

Tuesday, March 12th |12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn tips and tricks from a successful grant writer that will increase your grant writing success! Click here for more details



 

Understanding Net Zero and the Circular Economy (Sustainability Series #3)

Monday, March 13th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn how the economy and environmental sustainability can co-exist and net zero and circular economy efforts being realized! Click here for more details


 

Finding Your Mindful Way: Developing Trust

Thursday, March 14th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn a practical path to developing trust in oneself and others through basic principles of mindful, emotional well-being! Click here for more details


 

Marketing Masterclass for Creative Professionals (Artpreneur Series #5)

Thursday, March 14th | 4:00-5:30pm EST

Learn how to market your business in a cost-effective way that achieves real results! Click here for more details


 

ESG for SMEs (Sustainability Series #4)

Tuesday, March 19th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Learn and explore the ESG (environmental, social & governance) journey of a small-medium enterprise! Click here for more details


 

Put Your Business in a Power Position

Monday, March 25th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Special session on the occasion of Career Week, in collaboration with Career Services. Learn to take your business from a place of “invisible” in the marketplace to a position of “power” where you dominate your market! Click here for more details


 

Foodpreneur Series #1 (Start Your Food Business 1)

Wednesday, March 27th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Start your food business with confidence. Learn the steps to launch into the marketplace and identify recipes for great retail products! Click here for more details


 

Bring Out Your Best – The Strong Entrepreneur

Thursday, March 28th | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Discover your greatest strengths to handle stress and work-life challenges! Click here for more details


 

Digital Content Strategy

Wednesday, March 28th | 4:00-5:30pm EST

Learn the key components of a digital content strategy and how to create a winning plan! Click here for more details


 

Foodpreneur Series #2 (Start Your Food Business 2)

Tuesday, April 2nd | 12:30-2:00pm EST

Start your food business with confidence. Learn the steps to launch into the marketplace with great retail products! Click here for more details

 


 

Climathon 2024 – Greater Toronto Area, Canada

Friday, June 7th – Sunday June 9th 2024

As part of Canadian Environment Week, get together with other citizens to raise awareness and inspire local climate action. Click here for more details


 

Dimension #2: Engagement

As part of the SDG Circle Program, you will join the Centennial SDG Innovation & Entrepreneurship Club and attend at least one club meeting.


 


 

Dimension #3: Reflection

Reflect on what you’ve learned through the program and how you will use your learning! Reflection questions will be provided to you upon your participation in the program.