Accepting applications for Fall/Winter program.

Apply now to receive coaching and mentorship from social innovation experts and students from University of Victoria's Masters of Management program.

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What is Inspire? 

An applied learning experience created by the Social Impact Lab to share design methods and tools from hundreds of projects completed with government, business and non-profit based organizations.  


FREE Mini-Modules!

 Start your Inspire journey today by completing some free Mini-Modules from our experiential learning course. 


New funding opportunities


Nonprofit leaders recognize the need to innovate, but they operate in a resource constrained reality. Funding is an essential part of innovation, but it’s just as important to champion new ideas and solutions.

Inspire provides a time and place for exploring trends, testing new ideas and building social enterprises that have the potential to attract new donors, grants and partnerships.



Build Adaptive Capacity


This learning experience teaches individuals and organizations how to apply design thinking as a tool for problem solving on actual projects that are happening in their business.

Our proven processes, systems and structures will enable your organization to support and sustain innovation capability over the long term. 



See the bigger picture.

Connect your work to the United Nations Global Sustainability Development Goals (SDG's) to gain inspiration and knowledge from around the world.

MBA students from the University of Victoria's Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation will provide you with academic research, trends and valuable case studies.

"Inspire helped us bring together more Deaf persons with the services and technology needed to advance their own access and opportunities.“ 

Joanne Pawelek

CEO, Deaf and Hear Alberta

"YMCA leaders from across Canada came together to participate in this meaningful experience where we built design thinking competency and capacity across 9 different associations from across the country."

Kathi Lomas McGee

Vice President, Participant Experience, YMCA Canada

"Only 3 weeks after completing Inspire, our website traffic is through the roof.  We have the highest amount of website visitors since implementing Google Analytics

Ashlee (Hamblin) Mohn

Director Community Engagement, Trellis

Apply for Inspire.

Sign up for our 12 week program which includes coaching and mentorship from social innovation experts.

Schedule a Conversation