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Centre for Resilience

A co-working lab for social entrepreneurs

CMU's Centre for Resilience is a co-working lab for civic-minded social innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers. We host a 6,000 square foot open concept working space designed for high-focus work. 

Located at the CMU campus in the iconic Founders Hall (500 Shaftesbury Blvd.), the Centre offers connections to University programming in ways that will assist our resident entrepreneurs in the pursuit of their goals.

Meet some of our current residents


Work with us

Our dedicated desks cost $150/month, and packages can be custom tailored for specific needs.

Benefits of working at the Centre include:

  • Working with like-minded organizations
  • Networking opportunities and access to on-campus knowledge
  • Access to student assistance through CMU's practicum program
  • Support for social entrepreneurs through Winnipeg's social innovation ecosystem

Services and amenities

  • Wifi
  • Printing services
  • Sit/stand desks
  • Soft seat lounges
  • 1 boardroom / 2 meeting rooms
  • Phone access
  • Free parking
  • Locker access
  • Kitchenette

What is social entrepreneurship?

Social entrepreneurship (or innovation) is described by author and practitioner Al Etmanski as "the latest descriptor of the ageless human pursuit to make the world a better place. It is a bundle of new learning, technologies and methods blended with the best traditional approaches to social change". 


What do we mean by resilience? 

Resilience is the capacity of a system to strengthen when confronted with a challenge. We see social entrepreneurship as a way of creating a more resilient world by tackling unique social and ecological challenges


Want a tour? Want to learn more? Contact us! 

Jess Klassen
Coordinator, CMU Centre for Resilience
204.487.3300 ext. 678

James Magnus-Johnston
Director, CMU Centre for Resilience


To join us, download our app for iOS or for Android.


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