School for Social Entrepreneurs opens in Toronto

June 27, 2012

Launched in Toronto Wednesday, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) aims to help students start a non-profit, co-operative, ethical business or social venture to benefit their community. Adapted from the SSE's successful model in the UK, the Toronto school's 9-month fellowship begins in September and is looking for 20 students who will learn from other entrepreneurs and each other during weekly day-long classes. About 75% of students will come from low-income or marginalized neighbourhoods. SSE expects the remainder to be individuals already established in careers looking for a change. Tuition is $1,500 and financial aid is available. If the Toronto school is a success, affiliates in Ottawa and Windsor are planned for 2014. Toronto Star | SSE