Provincial ICE Challenge Conference for students in Ontario!

Do you have a handful of students who still need their ICE Certification to complete their SHSM requirements?  The Provincial ICE Challenge conferences are designed to help you and your student(s)!


Open to all SHSM students across Ontario, this conference provides students the opportunity to learn about organizations in one of the following SHSM sectors: Arts & Culture, Business, Environment, Health & Wellness and Non-Profit sectors. Students will work in small teams and learn to apply Design Thinking methodology to address one of the organization’s challenges.

Students will participate in a day-long virtual program that alternates between synchronous instruction and small-group work. At the end the day, students will present their solutions to their community partner.

9am – 3pm (MS Teams)

$60 / student

Non-Profit and Environment

Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, Business, and Non-Profit

Business, ICT and Arts & Culture

Thursday, May 13

Friday, May 14

Thursday, May 27

Ontario Parks

Thatz Showbiz

Clipwire Games




Ontario Parks

An exceptional system of provincial parks that inspires people to discover, enjoy, value and protect forever. Ontario Parks’ mission is to protect significant natural and cultural resources to maintain biodiversity in a system of provincial parks that is sustainable and provides opportunities for inspiration and discovery; now and for future generations.


Thatz Showbiz

Thatz Showbiz is a non-profit theatre company which offers performance and theatre arts programs to youth. Founded in 2012 by professional actor Sarah Magni after she spent the majority of her career in New York City discovering what the vibrant NYC theatre scene offered. After noticing this huge gap in theatre training she realized that what was missing was a place for students to learn how to grow as artists, truly harness their skills and put them to use outside of the program.


Clipwire Games

Clipwire Game is a mobile gaming studio in Toronto and creator of fan favorite Bingo Story. We bring joy through our mobile games and build connections for millions of players around the world.


Prior to the ICE Challenge, students will be assigned to groups of up to 5. It is likely that students from different schools and boards will be mixed.

9am to 9:10am Welcome Together
9:10am to 9:20am Icebreaker Breakout
9:20am to 9:40am Community Partner shares key challenges Together
9:40am to 9:50am Groups select one challenge and refine the problem statement Breakout
9:50am to 10am Instruction: Persona Together
10am to 10:20am Groups build persona and identify persona’s top need Breakout
10:20am to 10:30am Instruction: Brainstorming and Pitch criteria Together
10:30am to 10:45am Groups select one solution to present to the Community Partner Breakout
10:45am to 10:50am Instruction: Frame unstructured work time and expectations Together
10:50am to 11:30am Unstructured group time: Groups work on their solution idea, taking breaks as they wish Students work on their own
11:30am to 12pm Workshop: ACED IT! Tips when presenting online Together
12pm to 1:30pm Unstructured group time: Groups work on their solution idea and presentation, taking breaks as they wish Students work on their own
1:30pm to 2:50pm Pitches! Groups share solutions with Community Partner (Presentations and Q&A) Together
2:50pm to 3pm Reflections and wrap-up Together

** Agenda is subject to change.



Registration closes Friday, May 7 for sessions running on May 13 and 14.

Registration closes Friday, May 21 for the session running on May 15.

ACED IT! Workshop included!

The ‘new normal’ is the ‘now normal’ and that means that we are on camera for school, business meetings, social events and more. Are you comfortable turning your camera on? It is very likely that your next interview will be virtual and as part of the ICE certification, you will be presenting a pitch to a Community Partner. In this workshop, participants will learn 6 tips to be able to say they ACED IT during their next presentation on camera!



Each ICE Challenge requires a minimum of 20 students, maximum 40 students cumulative across all schools and school boards in Ontario.

    • Hosted in Unearth Education Éveillée’s Microsoft Teams. Students and teachers will receive a calendar invitation with the MS Teams link.
    • UEÉ and Y2 will:
      • Provide experienced instructors and materials including an online workbook to help with team collaboration.
      • Recruit and prepare the Community Partner.
      • Invoice based on school/board preferences (by school and SHSM sector or central billing).
      • Produce certificates of completion and send directly to students.

When registering, teachers must provide:

    • School
    • SHSM and Grade
    • Student full name
    • Student email
    • Supervising teacher’s name and email

Contact Lucas Chang from Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs ( for more information.

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