Social Innovation and Venture Creation (SIVC) is an initiative at Wilfrid Laurier University, launched in 2015. The SIVC initiative builds on the Social Entrepreneurship Academic Option, launched in September 2014, and several student clubs and groups that formed around the vision and goal of influencing positive social change. The SIVC Team is small but mighty. We work in collaboration with a large network of partners to facilitate and drive social innovation and social entrepreneurship activities across the Laurier campuses and within the wider community.
SIVC's Strategic Plan includes several inter-related strategies and activities. Our main goals over the 2015/2016 academic year are to influence the culture and eco-system of Laurier's campuses, further integrate social innovation and social entrepreneurship learning opportunities into the academic curriculum and build strong relationships with our community, academic and international partners.