The Students for Social Impact programme is made possible through funding provided by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the Trico Charitable Foundation, and the British Council.

The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation engages Canadians in building a more innovative, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient society. For a growing number of young people, social enterprise offers opportunities to work on meeting society's challenges. Through their RECODE initiative and other activities, the McConnell Foundation are committed to expanding the field so that more students and recent graduates can find mentors, allies and investors with whom to learn and collaborate.

Trico Charitable Foundation was established in December of 2008 by Wayne and Eleanor Chiu. The Chiu’s built a company, Trico Homes, that achieved financial success while being socially-minded in terms of serving and giving back to the community.  The Foundation’s focus on social entrepreneurship emerged from the Chiu’s passion for entrepreneurship and a keen awareness of the need for creative solutions to ensure sustainability in the non-profit sector

The British Council is committed to promoting the development of social enterprise and social investment to help foster a more sustainable, inclusive and prosperous future for us all. For more details on the British Council’s social enterprise programme, please visit our website.