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Social Connect


Social Connect’s project lead Paula Johnson (left), alongside Sasha Fink and Nishima Yashpal during a visit to Jessie’s Centre’s Swap Shop. Photo: Philip Iver / The Dialog

Through its organized tours and group volunteer events, Social Connect allows folks to experience agencies first-hand alongside fellow SSW students.

Read more about this initiative in the Dialog



Let’s Talk January 25th!

Just to remind everyone that today is Bell Let’s Talk day,

In September 2010, Bell Let’s Talk began a new conversation about Canada’s mental health. At that time, most people were not talking about mental illness. But the numbers spoke volumes about the urgent need for action. Millions of Canadians, including leading personalities engaged in an open discussion about mental illness, offering new ideas and hope for those who struggle, with numbers growing every year.

As a result, institutions and organizations large and small in every region received new funding for access, care and research, from Bell Let’s Talk and from governments and corporations that have joined the cause. Bell’s total donation to mental health programs now stands at $79,919,178.55 and we are well on our way to donating at least $100 million through 2020.

– Bell Let’s Talk

If you guys would like to help see below to help spread the message

What You Can Do? How it works?
Text, TEXT, TEXT!!!!! For every text message you send on January 25, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives.
Hey, Let’s Talk! For every phone call you make on January 25, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives.
Keep on Tweeting! Each time you tweet on January 25 using #BellLetsTalk, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives.
Take More Selfies on Instagram! Each time you post on January 25 using #BellLetsTalk, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives.
Connect With Us On Facebook! Every time you watch our Bell Let’s Talk video on January 25 we’ll donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives.
Snap-ing with Snapchat! Each time you send a snap using the Bell Let’s Talk geofilter on January 25, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives.

If you have never heard of this event feel free to check them out at :

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Welcome all Hubsters of 2017!

I would like to congratulate the 2017 Social Innovation Hubsters (or should I say Hub-STARS)!

This semester we have about 18 hubsters working on both new and old projects trying to bring social change both locally here at George Brown College and in the wider GTA.  

Throughout the semester we will be showcasing some of the projects that the SIH (Social Innovation Hub) will be conducting so definitely keep checking us out at any of our pages listed below:

Facebook: Social Innovation Hub – George Brown College



Or if you want, feel free to drop by our office at 409B at the St James Campus and meet and chat with some of the hubsters.

If you are interested in volunteering and helping us out email us at:

Social Innovation Hub Meets Black History Month


Here is a link to the Social Innovation Hub’s Vlog project created by BSIS: Black Student Integrative Space. BSIS’s purpose is to provide a safe space in which tools and resources for black student success can be accessed through mentoring, podcasts, workshops, internal and external resources and by providing an opportunity for individuals to share their lived experiences.

Please enjoy this vlog: Social Innovation Hub Meets Black History Month produced by the BSIS Team,

Steffie Grant, Akaila Reid, Swynda Nichols, and Jacquie Murdock



Syrian Kids Art Project

Hi, I am Belal.

I was fortunate to take part in the art project for the Syrian Kids who newly arrived to Canada.  It was held and organized by the Sick Muse Art.

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One of the activities

Thanks Yalini for the warm welcoming

Hi Yalini. Hi to all the hubsters. I would like to thank Yalini for the warm welcoming of us to the hub.

I would like to introduce myself. I am Belal Hawwash, a fast track student from the SSW program. I have one placement term and it is my final term, too.

It has indeed been an amazing learning place where we have learned and still learning how to develop socially innovative projects and social enterprises that are focused on social justice frameworks.

At the beginning, it was a bit overwhelming for me since I was busy with other classes and with the idea of the hub itself since I felt I needed time to figure out what to do. I also went through a chaotic stage and felt lost at times. However, I was able with your support and welcoming approach to come up with ideas that would be of great benefit to the community. I am currently working with the Syrian community at the ACCT by extending a supporting hand through outreaching, identifying their needs and working on those needs. I am also working with Ruby on Erindale Fleece Social Enterprise.

Living in such an innovative place, and listening to other hubsters’ ideas is really a mind opener and makes one all the time creative and trying to solve problems in a social business mindset.

It is such a great support that you are all extending to one another. I also would like to celebrate the collaborative, cooperative, and inclusive environment that we have at the hub of all the hubsters.

You are all indeed awesome with great ideas. So keep it up Hubsters! And go out there to shake Capitalism with the sword of Social justice.