Open call for projects

Call for projects will reopen Spring 2019

The SLiDE team is now accepting project submissions from community-based organizations to assist them in the assessment, adoption and development of digital technology in support of their social missions.

Projects will be undertaken by teams of students from Algonquin College’s School of Media & Design and School of Advanced Technology under the guidance and tutelage of digital technology experts associated with the Social Innovation Lab.

Type of projects

The SLiDE team will consider a wide variety of digital technology projects including, but not limited to:

  • Social Media Adoption
  • Advertising/Marketing Campaigns
  • Brand Development
  • Logo Development & Design
  • Internet Applications
  • Web Design & Development
  • Adoption of Software Business Tools
  • Online Store Development
  • User Experience Design & Testing
  • Client Journey Mapping
  • Motion Graphics
  • Communication Technologies
  • On-line Training Materials
  • Business Systems Improvement

SLiDE also recognizes that organizations can often need assistance in identifying opportunities where digital technologies may provide a benefit. As such, SLiDE can also facilitate sessions using established Design and System Thinking methodologies to assist in identifying meaningful opportunities for improvement in their business operations and/or delivery of services.

Submission assessment

Potential projects will be assessed based on the availability of students with the required skills to undertake the proposed projects and the potential impact of the projects on the organization’s respective social mission. Projects with clear alignment to one or more of the UN’s Social Development Goals (SDGs) will be prioritized.

Eligible community-based organizations

SLiDE believes that a social mission rather than an organization's legal structure is more important. As such, SLiDE will consider submissions regardless of business structure/status i.e. non-profit, charity, social enterprise, for-profit, service agency, B-corp, etc. As a community-based initiative we will only accept applications from organizations that operate in Ottawa and/or the surrounding Ottawa Valley.

Note on capacity

As a new initiative that is dependent on student talent in specific areas of expertise, we do not yet have a clear understanding of overall program capacity and how many projects can be undertaken in this initial Call for Projects. SLiDE however is committed to build capacity to assist community-based organizations and your submissions will help to demonstrate the demand for this initiative.