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We are committed to helping Canadian non-profits address their toughest strategic challenges and achieve their mission through rigorous analyses, evidence-based insights and tailored recommendations.

UCG (University Consulting Group) is a non-profit organization that solves critical challenges faced by our clients in the non-profit and social sector while providing practical industry experience and mentorship for highly-talented and innovative student consultants.


Since inception in 2015, we have matched hundreds of volunteer consultants to a diverse client base, including non-profits and charities that operate in professional services, social services, healthcare, cultural entertainment, and skills training.


Our success comes from close collaboration with our clients, partners, industry advisors and consultants. Our leadership team works closely with clients to identify business challenges and shape project scope. UCG consultants then conduct in-depth analysis and recommend strategic solutions, overseen by industry advisors who are practitioners in the consulting industry.


Together, we help our clients develop strategies that drive high-impact, long-term results.


We are currently operating under a Canada-wide model.

In 2021-2022, we had student consultants from University of Toronto, Ryerson University, McMaster University, University of Western Ontario, Queen's University, McGill University and OCAD University, serving non-profits across Ontario and beyond. However, students from other universities are also welcomed.

If you are interested in joining us, please visit our GET INVOLVED page or reach out to us at


Value for All

Create real value for our clients by solving their toughest issues.

Provide students with valuable hands-on consulting experience.

Serve as a platform for industry advisors to practice project leadership and give back to their community.

Community Impact

Lend our hand in helping non-profits excel in the community.


Provide pro-bono professional consulting services to help other non-profits reach their goals and create lasting impact in the community.

Professional Performance

Rigorous quality assurance from real industry consultants ensures that client expectations are met.

Training and oversight to provide our consultants with the resources and tools needed to succeed.

Relentless Focus on Talent

Capture the brightest and most diverse talent on campus to maximize the performance of engagement teams.

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