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An Invitation to Join #ChangeTheNow

In 2018 Georgian College, Canada’s first Ashoka Changemaker College, wanted to know if they could mobilize students from kindergarten to Post Secondary into a movement, effectively building a region of Changemakers. It was from here that #ChangeTheNow began.

Do Good to Do Well

#ChangeTheNow was created on the beliefs that small acts can lead to big change and collaborations can turn into largescale movements. We believe together students’, educators’ and communities’ ideas can spark systems shifts that make will make our communities greener, healthier, safer, stronger and more inclusive!

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Join a Community of Changemakers

When you join #ChangeTheNow, you will enter into a global community of virtual changemakers, championing real-life positive social change in their local communities. Your goal will assemble an #ChangeTheNow Innovation Team and then chart your own changemaking journey, in bringing a social innovation idea to life.

  • Profile picture for Amelia Omoruyi
    I am very out-going, ambitious and try to be creative.
  • Profile picture for Sachu Joseph
    Hi, I am Sachu Joseph. Hope I should have a great time to be change maker.
  • Profile picture for Jeen simon
    Hi, I'm Jeen Mariya. I live in Orillia and I am 2nd year student in CYC.
  • Profile picture for Victoria Correia
    I am a second year student at Georgian College enrolled in the Child and Youth Care course
  • Profile picture for Naz Bell
    My full name is Nazahnee but I go by Naz!
  • Profile picture for Andrea Cox
    I am a mom to a 17 year old daughter and a lover of the outdoors. I believe with a positive mindset anything is possible.
  • Profile picture for Destiney Colyer
    My name is Destiney Colyer, I am a single mother of a 4 month old baby boy and face many struggles within my community that I would love the try and change.
  • Profile picture for Sanjose Poly
    Hi, I am Sanjose Poly. I am enrolled at Social Service Worker course for my 3rd semester and currently participating at ChangetheNow at Georgian college for my placement.
  • Profile picture for Bonnis Benny
    Hello everyone, it’s me Bonni here. I’m a social service work student at Georgian college. I really happy to be a part of the changthenow programme and looking forward to work with you guys.
  • Profile picture for Aswin Vinodu
    hey this is Aswin ,and I'm here to change the new things and to explore more in the changethenow.
  • Profile picture for Noyal Devassy
    Hi, i am Noyal. I am enrolled in social service worker at my third semeseter
  • Profile picture for Jermaine James
    Hi, I'm Jermaine and I'm quite an insightful individual who loves what he does; enjoys meeting new people, and getting to know them genuinely; very charismatic but quite simple. I believe strongly in impacting positively the lives that I engage on a daily
  • Profile picture for Basil Avarachan
    As a social work student, I would like to help others, and I am sure #ChangeTheNow would be a great platform. I like to interact with new people and like to play cricket. I currently work in a health care center, Group home and I love it.
  • Profile picture for Jennifer Carter
    I am a second career student and I am a full time mom. I lvoe to be outdoors as much as possible. You will usually find me in the woods, or near a beach. My dog's get most of my free time, and when I have down time for myself I enjoy cooking, cleaning
  • Profile picture for shinto Anto
    Hai am a social service work student in Georgian college , I took this course because am so interested to help others
  • Profile picture for Albin Jomon
    Hi Everyone, my name is Albin. I am an international student from India. I am enrolled in Social Service Worker program in Orillia campus. I like travel and drive.
  • Profile picture for Jithin John Paul
    Hi all, myself Jithin, Once a kid has had an idea, built a team and changed her world, she's a changemaker.
  • Profile picture for Albin Benny
    My name is Albin benny. I am a social service worker. As a changemaker i would like to do something new tomy society.
  • Profile picture for Sarath T Dominic
    I am from south part of India, Kerala. I love socializing with people and make new friends. I also love to watch movies and hangout with my friends and family.
  • Profile picture for Amirpouya Ghasemi
    I love empowering people to be the best versions of themselves. I'm from Iran, 21 years old.
  • Profile picture for Wing Yi Chan
    Hi guys, my name is Wing Yi, I'm from Hong Kong
  • Profile picture for Charlie Changemaker
    I am a Changemaker looking to build connections and making positive change!

Recent Activity

  • Profile picture for Jennifer Carter
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-09-26 07:27:09 -0700 complete_your_changemaker_in_residency_week_reflection_91

    🤔 Reflection question

    What session inspired you the most during Changemaker in Residency Week, and why?

    Jennifer's Answer

    The Changemaker inResidency Week will begin in Nov.

  • Profile picture for Aswin Vinodu
    posted in "Well Being Challenge - SDG#3" 2022-09-26 06:29:34 -0700 create_your_team_canvas_99_mfwiecxtclskcjh38kazvq

    🤔 Reflection question

    What did you personally learn about the process of creating your team canvass?

    Aswin's Answer

    I have learnt that team effort should maintain a perfect output what we did in the topic.In addition i got many experience and ideas by doing this canvass.

  • Profile picture for Aswin Vinodu
    posted in "Well Being Challenge - SDG#3" 2022-09-26 06:25:05 -0700 complete_your_mobius_strip_reflection_99_aibff5qqjppzbn4269yfbw

    🤔 Reflection question

    After completing the Mobius Strip exercise, what do you feel are next steps towards contributing to the community you care about?

    Aswin's Answer

    This activity was enjoyable to me since it made me consider the issues I had been ignoring up until this point. I got to know my strengths and my community's as well and also I noticed the areas I have to work on. Additionally, I think that at the end, both WE and ME are the same. Furthermore, we create both issues and solutions in our environment, therefore we must adapt and act in the best interests of people. This task also helped me to comprehend how to effect change.

  • Profile picture for Basilona Eldho
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-09-26 06:24:48 -0700 create_your_team_canvas_88

    🤔 Reflection question

    What did you personally learn about the process of creating your team canvass?

    Basilona's Answer

    This was our first group activity, this helped me to discover more about the work that each member of my team makes. I also gained insight into who I am and what I need to improve upon to support my team as effectively as possible. I totally enjoyed this work.

  • Profile picture for Basil Avarachan
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-09-26 06:21:10 -0700 create_your_team_canvas_92

    🤔 Reflection question

    What did you personally learn about the process of creating your team canvass?

    Basil's Answer

    By creating this canvas it help us t0 communication between our group member and help to interact with them more.

  • Profile picture for Jithin John Paul
    signed up 2022-09-26 06:17:09 -0700 sign_up
  • Profile picture for Aswin Vinodu
    signed up for Well Being Challenge - SDG#3 2022-09-26 06:16:53 -0700 well_being_challenge
  • Profile picture for Jennifer Carter
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-09-26 06:15:46 -0700 create_your_team_canvas_91

    🤔 Reflection question

    What did you personally learn about the process of creating your team canvass?

    Jennifer's Answer

    I have used other methods of sharing softwear but this one was very fun and interactive. I like that we can stay organized while being able to share our thoughts and ideas with our group.

  • Profile picture for Albin Benny
    signed up 2022-09-26 06:13:10 -0700 sign_up
  • Profile picture for Aswin Vinodu
    signed up 2022-09-25 19:55:02 -0700 sign_up
  • Profile picture for Sizakele Buthelezi
    posted in "Well Being Challenge - SDG#3" 2022-09-25 19:42:58 -0700 create_your_team_canvas_94_nbnmz_25bzkcpdfhaaplpq

    🤔 Reflection question

    What did you personally learn about the process of creating your team canvass?

    Sizakele's Answer

    I learned the importance of communication and teamwork. I have a great team and the exercise was productive I learned something about my teammates.

  • Profile picture for Sizakele Buthelezi
    posted in "Well Being Challenge - SDG#3" 2022-09-25 19:40:03 -0700 complete_your_mobius_strip_reflection_94_tr0-1ilrsblvohk92ilyra

    🤔 Reflection question

    After completing the Mobius Strip exercise, what do you feel are next steps towards contributing to the community you care about?

    Sizakele's Answer

    This experience was a reflection of how challenging it could be to bring about change in the community as an individual. To build a thriving interconnected community we need each other to decrease social isolation and promote health and wellbeing.

  • Profile picture for Sizakele Buthelezi
    signed up for Well Being Challenge - SDG#3 2022-09-25 19:34:41 -0700 well_being_challenge
  • Profile picture for Jermaine James
    posted in "Well Being Challenge - SDG#3" 2022-09-23 12:26:47 -0700 create_your_team_canvas_93_dfsywgt_65dg61uqrajzmg

    🤔 Reflection question

    What did you personally learn about the process of creating your team canvass?

    Jermaine's Answer

    How much we can accomplish when we work together but also, how much we can learn from each other or share in a common goal.

  • Profile picture for Jermaine James
    posted in "Well Being Challenge - SDG#3" 2022-09-23 12:24:02 -0700 complete_your_mobius_strip_reflection_93_fqkmbpmhnl1qiumt6cpbjg

    🤔 Reflection question

    After completing the Mobius Strip exercise, what do you feel are next steps towards contributing to the community you care about?

    Jermaine's Answer

    This exercise was quite helpful in recognizing how important this venture is, and how resourceful we can be once we come together for the common good. As a person, ME - means, "Grasping every opportunity to improve myself," and WE - "Coming together as a community to impact/inspire others as best as WE can." As a group, WE/ME would need to really pool our talents, gifts, resources and expertise to effectively build our changemaking capacity. #Awesome #MobiusStrip

  • Profile picture for Victoria Correia
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-09-23 11:07:04 -0700 create_your_team_canvas_106_clnaamjibksr8sqxehoyxa

    🤔 Reflection question

    What did you personally learn about the process of creating your team canvass?

    Victoria's Answer

    I personally learned about my team mates and what they bring to the table. I also learned more about myself and what I need to work on to help my team the best way I can.

  • Profile picture for Victoria Correia
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-09-23 11:06:56 -0700 create_your_team_canvas_106

    🤔 Reflection question

    What did you personally learn about the process of creating your team canvass?

    Victoria's Answer

    I personally learned about my team mates and what they bring to the table. I also learned more about myself and what I need to work on to help my team the best way I can.

  • Profile picture for Ryan Vandecasteyen
    published Climate Action Challenge - SDG #13 in Challenges 2022-09-23 11:02:10 -0700 climate_action_challenge