Global Goals Jam CANADA Winter 2022

Global Goals Jam Canada winter 2022 (March 18-20)

About this Event

Calling changemakers, developers, designers, strategists, social innovators, and all enthusiasts to design and hack impactful solutions for the grand challenges of the world. Winning teams get cash awards.

Do you have a passion for solving social challenges to improve lives? Do you want to be part of a select group of committed people who will spend a weekend designing and hacking innovative solutions to challenges that can help Canada contribute to achieving the Global Goals? Join us for the #GlobalGoalsJamToronto 2021. Let’s jam for a better planet! 

To register for The Global Goals Jam Canada winter 2021 (March 18-20) , Click Here 

The Global Goals Jam Canada March 2022 program is organized by the SDG Innovation Lab, Centre of Entrepreneurship, Centennial College, and Canadian Partners with support from UNDP and Digital Society School Amsterdam as part of Global Goals Jams around the world. It is a weekend program to contribute to the Global Goals by collaborating and building solutions to pressing social or business challenges and invoking the participation and engagement of students, entrepreneurs, designers, creative thinkers, and the public community. The program uses a design process and Lean methodology to guide participants ensuring that any potential solutions actually solve the problem at hand.

This 2 ½-day program was developed to engage participating designers, developers, strategists, and all community members to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by creating solutions with long-term impact.

Participants will work deeper on their problems and solutions with mentor support addressing the themes using design thinking and lean methodology. Participants work towards solutions resulting in presentation and pitching to a panel of eminent judges for a chance to win awards*. During the weekend while teams are working, they are extensively mentored by subject matter, design thinking, business model, and pitching experts.

You are invited to jam for a better Canada and a better world! Get to know design thinking and lean methodology in practice. Virtually meet like-minded people to develop cool solutions for global problems.

*Note: Awards payable only in Canada

It takes many community leaders to put together an event like this. We invite you to join us by sharing your experience and expertise as a facilitator, or volunteer expert. KindlyRSVP here.

The central themes of this Challenge are:

Theme 1: Sustainable Local Ecology

Theme 2: Human Trafficking

Theme 3: Climate Change

See the Themes link below for details

To collaborate, we need to engage in a way that goes beyond talking, towards creating a space for people from all backgrounds to bring in their local knowledge, ensuring a bottom-up, grassroots approach.

More than an event, it is a network of Localities and organizations that are excited to engage their local communities to create real impact for the Global Goals.

More than just a weekend, it is the beginning of a community to create a real impact.

To register for The Global Goals Jam Canada winter 2022, Click Here


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SDG Innovation Lab

The SDG Innovation Lab is annual experiential programming to equip individuals with knowledge, skills, motivation, and action plans to contribute toward the achievement of SDG solutions through social entrepreneurship.

This is an initiative to engage the youth, young professionals, and the community as an agent of change to bring about socio-economic and environmental impact through SDG-driven solutions with the use of an entrepreneurial mindset, new business models, and disruptive technologies. This provides participants with lifelong learning & opportunities to implement their own social entrepreneurship initiatives addressing the most pressing challenges of humanity.

By engaging students in the highly agile experiential, entrepreneurial process and cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset in students, we can empower and engage them to remain adaptable when facing obstacles, persist through failure, communicate better, become problem-solvers, opportunity finders, and next-generation innovators. This lifelong learning enables them to achieve their personal and career goals.

The SDG Innovation Lab consists of five experiential modules providing comprehensive experiential programming:

Module 1: SDG Training Bootcamp
Presentations on SDGs and their implementation by experts followed by an introduction to the design thinking process.

Module 2: Global Goals (SDG) Challenge
An intense, hands-on, team-oriented and thoughtfully mentored program to design, build and pitch strategies for an originally- or collaboratively-hatched idea focusing on Global Goals/SDGs..

Module 3: Tech for SDG Bootcamp/Hackathon
An intense, hands-on, team-oriented and thoughtfully mentored program to design, build and pitch strategies for an originally- or collaboratively hatched technology idea focusing on Global Goals/SDGs.

Module 4: Build Your Venture (Incubation Experience)
A 10- to 12-week intense, team-oriented, and thoughtfully mentored program to build solutions to pressing social or business challenges using Lean LaunchPad methodology developed by Steve Blank in 2011 and introduced at Stanford University, Columbia Business School, and UC Berkeley, a method for teaching entrepreneurship that combines experiential learning with the three building blocks of a successful lean startup: Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas, Blank’s customer development model and agile engineering.

Module 5: Make Your Venture Investment-ready
A mentoring, advisory, and lending program for underserved social enterprises with growth potential. Support and partnerships are planned to operationalize it.