Build a solution for your local community & learn what it takes to make it a reality!

Program Timeline: Fall Term

We want to give you the opportunity to create a bold and innovative solution. Changemaker offers a dynamic and experiential learning environment which will give you real-life tools and skills to stand in front of the world and prove your ideas are valuable.

Changemaker focuses on producing community solutions through the lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). Social innovation is on the rise, and so is the demand for those who want to learn more. Changemaker will not only teach you about these topics but will show you how to apply it to the world around you.

Timeline and Student Journey:

Consisting of four phases and spanning an entire semester, our programming is flexible and caters to YOU – all while earning you a credit. Our Changemaker sessions will run weekly. This is your opportunity to learn from field and industry experts in real time.

We have an army of coaches and mentors to help you succeed. And don’t worry – this is not just another classroom. These sessions offer some of the most unique and motivating ways to apply your academic learning in real-time.

Phase 1 = Personal Development and Communication Skills

Phase 2 = Issue Identification, Entrepreneurial Leadership, and Solutions Scope

Phase 3 = Expert Support Phase and Solution Refinement

Phase 4 = Final Pitch Competition


  • The program is open to all Carleton University students
  • Build a diverse team OR work as an individual – we recommend working in a team or participating with the intention of finding a team

NOTE: Participants may be asked to submit documents to prove eligibility prior to awarding any prizes (e.g. identity document, proof of residency, student card, etc.)

Stay tuned for more information on Fall 2023 registration & programming!