Seneca Innovates

Change something for the better at Seneca.

Since we opened our doors in 1967, innovation has been central to Seneca’s culture and success. This has included groundbreaking academic programs, an early embrace of distance learning, leadership in continuing education, the first degree at an Ontario college and many firsts in technology.

Through Seneca Innovates, all employees can submit their ideas, inspirations and suggestions for solving a problem, improving a service or process or changing something for the better at Seneca. Submitting an idea is the first step. The Seneca Innovates initiative will help innovators to refine their ideas, build partnerships and implement them through assistance from the Innovation Council.

The council, consisting of a diverse, multi-campus group of innovators and creative thinkers, has two types of members:

  • Innovation Champions who guide innovators along the path of building partnerships, refining the idea and preparing a pitch
  • Innovation Reviewers who review finalized ideas and pitches, and make recommendations to Seneca’s Senior Executive Committee about implementing them


How it Works

Seneca Innovates is a five-layer program, designed to encourage innovative thinking, consider new ideas and recognize contributions.

View our slide deck (PDF)

Submission Received, Analyst Review, Innovation Champion Review, Pitch Planning, Innovation Council Process, Recommendation, Implementation

Join the Innovation Council

If you're interested in becoming a member of the Innovation Council, please provide the following information to

  • type of council member you would like to volunteer as (Innovation Champion, Innovation Reviewer or both)
  • area(s) of expertise in which you can contribute to developing an innovative idea

Submit an Idea

If you’re a Seneca employee with an idea, please e-mail

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