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Sustainability & ESG...

March 31st - First Application Deadline 

Dear Kathryn,

Sustainability, ESG and Social Impact reporting and disclosure have never been so exciting!

Here are some of the most recent developments: 1) The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released its final "Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors" rule last week, 2) The Canadian Sustainability Standards Board is getting set to send its Canadian Sustainability Disclosure Standards (CSDS1 and 2) to consultation and comment, 3) California has signed into law two bills introducing new climate-related reporting and disclosure requirements and 4) the European Commission (EC) enacted (in July, 2023) the first set of 12 European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) for use by all organization's subject to the CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive). And there is more to come.

Yes, one person's "exciting" is another person's "nightmare". But, we can help. In the Graduate Diploma in Social Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner Instructors help you sort through the complexity, explain the changes and guide you through a Group Project to examine the evolution of how companies are disclosing. Standards, reporting and disclosures can even be the subject of your Capstone Project.

Start Now by:

  1. Checking out our Business Case and Philosophy videos from our from our Feb. Information Session.
  2. Applying Now (March 31st, 1st Intake Deadline, we are receiving new applications every day)
  3. Visiting our Website to review the current and past Cohorts, Program Content, Faculty and Testimonials
  4. Booking a Consultation with our Program Manager

Take a leadership role in one of the fastest evolving and most rewarding career fields in a generation. Change is coming - It can be disturbing when done to us, exhilarating when done by us (Rosabeth Moss Kanter).

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1.Business Case and Value (Video)

2.Philosophy of the Program (Video)

3. Alumni Testimonials

Paul McQueen, VP, Wealth Management, Libro Credit Union shares his journey and the value of the Graduate Diploma in Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto.

Suzanne Pragg, Business Development & Donor Stewardship, Habitat for Humanity GTA shares her journey and the value of the Graduate Diploma in Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto.

4.Affording the Investment

As a Social Purpose University, we continue to build options to ensure this program is accessible. Here are a few of the tuition funding options available.

Government Funding

This program is eligible for Canadian Tuition Tax Credits and the Canada Training Credit.

From Alberta? You may be eligible for funding from the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

From Ontario? You may be eligible for funding from the Canada-Ontario Job Grant. 

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Tuition is $9,150 (Cdn) if paid in one installment or two installments of $4,750 (Cdn) each.

Arrangements may be made for more than 2 payments if required.

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BIG Bursary

The BIG (Best in Governance) Bursary provides a $5,000 Bursary Award each year for for a new student.

This award supports students from equity- deserving groups and students who are committed to advancing an equitable and inclusive social responsibility and sustainability practice through the Grad. Dipl. SR&S at the USMC in the University of Toronto. "The award is an expression of our "Best in Governance" values of Integrity, Diversity and Inclusion of Thought, Accountability, and Best in Class Service," notes Best in Governance CEO, Ivy Lumia.

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Ivy Lumia, CEO and Founder, Best in Governance

Funding for Newcomers and Refugees

Did you know that there is funding for Newcomers and Refugees from our partner Windmill Microlending.

Windmill provides reskilling and credentialling funding for Newcomers and Refugees.

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Ron Knowles Bursary Award

The Ron Knowles Bursary is $1,500 annual award to improve the accessibility and reach of the Diploma in Social Responsibility and Sustainability to carry forward Ron’s legacy of making an incredible difference in the lives of people who want to make a positive social impact in the world.

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Join Us - Upcoming Events (See our Full Calendar)



Module 2 - 2023/24 Cohort

Join our Alumni Network Reception planned for May 15th (Stay Tuned for More Details)



Climate Change for Social Impact Leaders

In this blended program, participants will learn about climate change and its impact on social systems, the levers for climate mitigation and the equity, co-benefits and unintended consequences of some solutions. June 20th is the in-person session. Learn More



Module 1 - 2024/25 Cohort

University of St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto

Father Madden Hall in Carr Hall

Join our Alumni Event Planned for Evening of October 17th (stay tuned)



Social Impact Measurement Professional Certificate

Blended Continuing Education Course (In Person Session) @ University of St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto October 24 & 25th is for the in-person session.

Save the Date!

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Detailed Program Overview

Alumni Testimonials

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The Value Proposition:

  • Hands-on, practical application through a Sustainability/ESG related Capstone Project

  • 1:1 Mentorship with a uniquely matched sustainability leader

  • Hybrid, in-person and online, education with top thought leaders & practitioners

  • Prestigious international changemaker community

  • Work while you learn over a 16-month term. More than 5x the engagement time with instructors, mentors and peers than other programs on the market.

  • Professional, Post-Graduate University credential with post-nominal letters (G.Dipl.SR&S) after your name upon graduation
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Why Applicants are choosing our program...

"The Most comprehensive program I could find."

"A valuable opportunity to learn from other professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences."

"Hands on, practical and flexible."