Social Innovation

Professional Development Certificate

Meeting urgent and complex challenges such as climate change, food security, and urbanization requires new knowledge, skills, and approaches. Social innovation is about finding ways to introduce lasting changes at all levels – individual, organizational, and societal – to increase the resilience of vulnerable people and the planet. Social innovators come from every sector and discipline – what they share is a curiosity and a passion for tackling complex social, environmental, and/or cultural challenges.

MacEwan University School of Continuing Education, in association with Mount Royal University Continuing Education and Extension, is pleased to offer the Social Innovation certificate program. This program aims to provide social innovators from across Alberta with a unique learning opportunity. Through blended (in-person and online) delivery, learners will deepen their understanding of complex systems, develop their personal capacities as social innovators, build relationships with other social innovators, and apply their learning to their own initiative or context.

The Social Innovation professional development certificate is for anyone engaged in social change initiatives. To find out more, view a recording of the Information Session/Webinar that was held on November 30, 2016.

Instructional Hours

This certificate consists of 60 instructional hours

Admission Requirements

It is recommended that students have completed a post secondary degree, combined with related work experience. This program will complement their education with specific social innovation knowledge.


Course and/or material fees are listed with individual courses and do not include supplies unless otherwise indicated. Fees for non-credit courses may be subject to GST. Discounts for groups, association members and alumni may apply. Contact the School of Continuing Education for details.


Professional Development Certificate

Completion Requirements

Courses may be completed individually. Once you have successfully completed all of the required courses, you will receive a Professional Development Certificate.


If you have any questions about your enrolment, or if you would prefer not to enrol online, contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

School of Continuing Education
phone: 780-497-4400
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