Competition for the Desjardins Bursaries in Social Innovation 2020

Kickstart your social innovation project

Desjardins Bursaries in Social Innovation 2020

With the financial support of the Desjardins Group and Saint Paul University, the Mauril-Bélanger Social Innovation Workshop (the Atelier) offers annually two 10 000$ bursaries to support social innovation projects.

This competition is open to students registered in one of Saint Paul University’s School of Social Innovation programs.

You have a project and would like to involve a student? Write to us at


October 31st 2020: Deadline to submit a short application form (10 questions)

A maximum of 5 projects will be selected and accompanied during the month of November to prepare detailed applications.

November 30 2020: Deadline to submit detailed applications.

Mi-December 2020: Selection of the two winning projects.


A committee composed up of representatives of the Atelier, the School of Social Innovation, Desjardisn and Saint Paul University will evaluate application according to the following criteria:

  1. Business plan                  
  2. Project is in line with the mission and values of the Atelier              
  3. Capacity to carry out the project                     
  4. Inclusion of community members                     
  5. Clarity of targeted changes                       
  6. Means and resources aimed at meeting the objectives of social transformation