The Community Health and Social Medicine (CHASM) Incubator is an interdisciplinary social impact venture that improves the health outcomes of local, historically marginalized Montreal communities. CHASM encourages students to identify a concrete health need in an underprivileged population, and co-create a project in partnership with community organizations to address it. Student projects are given a framework to scale their ideas. This includes:
- Mentorship by business and public health experts;
- A social entrepreneurship and sustainability curriculum with bimonthly, interactive workshops;
- Financial empowerment;
- A committed network of student leaders that supports and publicizes the projects.