SEMI Program

Social Economy Mentorship Internship

SEMI Program

The SEMI Program is currently on-hold until Summer 2024.

The SEMI program aims to foster professional development in the world of the social solidarity economy (SSE) by pairing experienced mentors with aspiring individuals seeking to develop a project or to learn new skills. The SEMI program is designed to support the development of your soft and hard skills while you contribute meaningfully to an SSE project. Apply with your own project or be placed as an intern with an active SSE project.

Receive up to $1000 to develop your skills/project!

Program Structure

As a part of the SEMI program, you will be matched with an experienced social economy mentor who will provide you with guidance to help you develop project-related skills. Once you have been matched with a mentor, you will have at least five one-on-one consultation sessions together. The SEMI program is a flexible resource designed to  guide motivated individuals in their start-up and professional development journey. Please review the three streams below to assess which is the best fit for you: 

Project Stream

The Project stream is for you, if you are already working on a SSE project and you are looking for both mentorship and financial support to accelerate the development of your project. Through the Project stream, the mentee or the applying team will receive a $1000 honorarium and the mentor will receive a $500 honorarium.

Placement Stream

The Placement stream is for you, if you are looking for an internship to develop your skills while contributing meaningfully to an already established SSE organization. Through the placement stream, the mentee will receive a $1000 honorarium for approximately 50 hours of work and the mentor or placement organization will receive a $500 honorarium.

Organization Stream

The Organization stream is for you, If you are an established SSE organization and you are looking to incubate an SSE project or program.  Through the Organization stream you will be granted a $750 project budget line as well as a $750 honorarium for your mentor.

Past projects

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The SEMI Program is currently on-hold until Summer 2024.

Submission Deadlines:
  • January 31
  • April 30
  • July 31
  • October 31


Support Organizations

Program Coordinator

Malcolm McClintock