Helping Students Thrive

Research and innovation activities on Ontario’s campuses are helping the province’s students and youth flourish through experiential learning opportunities and support for student entrepreneurship. A number of provincially funded programs have further enriched these supports.

For instance, led by the Ontario Centres of Excellence, the On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEAs) and Campus-Linked Accelerators (CLAs) programs support the initiation and expansion of entrepreneurship activities at Ontario’s universities and colleges. These programs encourage student entrepreneurs and student-led enterprises, integrating these activities with investors, industry, and other stakeholders in the regions where young entrepreneurs have access to the resources and mentorship needed to succeed.

Experiential Learning and Internships
  • Algoma University's Research and Innovation Hub
  • McMaster University’s Hack the City
  • OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers
  • University of Ottawa’s Entrepreneurship Program
  • Start-up Garage at the University of Ottawa
  • The Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre
  • Master of Entrepreneurship at Queen’s University
  • Zone learning at Ryerson University
  • Trent Community Research Centre
  • Active Communities at Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University’s Entrepreneurial Internship
  • York University’s Osgoode Venture Capital Clinical Project
Student Entrepreneurship
  • University of Guelph’s Centre for Business and Student Enterprise
  • ENACTUS at Nipissing University
  • Nipissing University’s Entrepreneurship Program
  • Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University