Development of a Social Innovation Franchising Model - ON-685

Project type: Innovation
Desired discipline(s): Business, Social Sciences & Humanities, Cultural studies, Interactive arts and technology
Company: Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum
Project Length: 4 to 6 months
Preferred start date: As soon as possible.
Language requirement: English with some French proficiency
Location(s): Toronto, ON, Canada; Canada
No. of positions: 1
Desired education level: CollegeUndergraduate/BachelorMaster'sRecent graduate
Open to applicants registered at an institution outside of Canada: No

About the company: 

The Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum (CMIM) develops interactive traveling exhibits promoting diversity in the world of Innovation. Our exhibits recognize the historical and present-day contributions of multicultural communities to the world.

Describe the project.: 

CMIM would like to expand our operations regionally and nationally to provide programming to students across all of Canada through what is called social franchising.

The intern will research and develop the social innovation franchising (SIF) model for the CMIM, research and contact potential collaboration partners in other Canadian provinces, develop the orientation and training program for the CMIM student partners, develop promotional packages for financial services partnership, research and develop funding sources for the SIF model and develop a selection process for student entrepreneurs, develop key performance indicators for the program and an evaluation model for the SIF program. 

Required expertise/skills: 

  • Understanding the Business Objective 
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking 
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills 
  • Negotiation and Cost-Benefit Analysis 
  • Decision-Making Skills 
  • Computer Science skills and Programming Languages 
  • Creation of Reports and Dashboards 
  • Microsoft Excel   
  • Documentation and Presentation