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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.

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#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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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 Jermy Mariya Rajan
    I am Jermy, an international student at georgian college, enrolled in the social service worker. From, change the now i will extend my ways of learning and make even the smallest change i can in the community.
  • 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 Allen Biju
    I'm Allen Mathew, I'm an International student currently enrolled in SSWK.
  • Profile picture for Noyal Devassy
    Hi, i am Noyal. I am enrolled in social service worker at my third semeseter
  • Profile picture for Gurjot Singh
    I'm an international student. I'm 19 years old. I'm currently enrolled in third semester of Social Service Worker program.
  • Profile picture for Dakshina Khulal Basnet
    I am an international student from Nepal here in Canada currently enrolled in Social Service Worker and i am in 3rd semester of my course
  • 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 Toms Joseph
    Iam Toms Joseph, 3rd semester SSWK student from Orillia Campus

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  • Profile picture for Basilona Eldho
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-12-06 06:41:33 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_prototype_test_reflection_88

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might the prototype & test stage help you with overcoming a fear of failure or challenging your assumptions about what is ‘right’?

    Basilona's Answer

    The necessity to test a concept before implementing it necessitates the use of prototyping. As a consequence of the testing, we are aware of their strategies for success, the challenges they experienced, and how we might overcome them in order to effectively execute a certain idea. Given the current situation and the many points of view, this problem was immensely critical.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-12-05 15:25:59 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_prototype_test_reflection_89

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might the prototype & test stage help you with overcoming a fear of failure or challenging your assumptions about what is ‘right’?

    Albin's Answer

    We gain a better understanding of the risks associated with the idea and the ways in which it can be further improved to meet the needs and expectations of stakeholders by prototyping and testing it.We discovered that an idea cannot be perfect without being prototyped and tested numerous times to eliminate flaws.It taught us to persevere with a task until the desired outcome was achieved, which helped us overcome our fear of failure.

  • Profile picture for Jithin John Paul
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-12-05 15:23:41 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_prototype_test_reflection_86

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might the prototype & test stage help you with overcoming a fear of failure or challenging your assumptions about what is ‘right’?

    Jithin's Answer

    The need to test an idea before implementing it makes prototyping essential. As a result of the testing, we are aware of their methods for success, the difficulties they encountered, and the ways in which we can overcome them to implement a particular idea successfully. Given that we are aware of the current circumstances and various points of view, this challenge was extremely significant.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-30 09:30:46 -0800 complete_your_changemaker_in_residency_week_reflection_106

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Victoria's Answer

    I got to experience the Resume and Skill Building with Micro-Certificates and the most inspiring part of the session for myself was learning about how the micro certificates were developed. I found this interesting and I am glad that I am part of being a changemaker.

  • Profile picture for Sanjose Poly
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-29 13:52:04 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_101

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might you explain the value of you having a systems-thinking mindset when attempting to define and understand a complex problem?

    Sanjose's Answer

    By using a systems-thinking mindset to approach a complex problem. Having a mindset like this is really helpful when working in a team as it will result in a effective outcome. By having a system mindset means to have a holistic approach towards dealing with many factors and forces that could contribute to understand and solve a complex problem. It will be helpful in knowing what makes the problem so complex and what are the reasons behind it.

  • Profile picture for Jennifer Carter
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-29 11:20:19 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_prototype_test_reflection_91

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might the prototype & test stage help you with overcoming a fear of failure or challenging your assumptions about what is ‘right’?

    Jennifer's Answer

    We used REAL life experiences and resourced materials to make prototypes. This gave us opportunities to give constructive criticism within the group, further preparing us for outside critism when presenting later.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-29 11:18:23 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_ideate_reflection_91

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might ideation help you develop your active listening skills to brainstorm and reflect on ideas effectively with your team?

    Jennifer's Answer

    This stage was the most active stage for all my group participants. Conversations were taking place, full inclusion, where everyone felt heard, and everyone contributed to an idea. We threw verious ideas around using the lab resources making our visions "come to life". The level of maturity and self control to hear everyone and feel heard was impressive.

  • Profile picture for shinto Anto
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-29 09:16:22 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_prototype_test_reflection_90

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might the prototype & test stage help you with overcoming a fear of failure or challenging your assumptions about what is ‘right’?

    shinto's Answer

    Prototyping, as I knew it, is the process of building a model of the actual thing that needs to be made. As a result, we will be thrown into a realistic situation and forced to confront, evaluate, and manage its consequences. This will stronger in our success as we learn how to handle such circumstances. As we shall learn everything by really encountering it, the fear of failure can be successfully controlled. A vital element in the design thinking process, prototyping allows for immediate and low-risk user input. A prototype is an early sample or model of a product created to test a concept or method.

  • Profile picture for shinto Anto
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-29 08:22:24 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_ideate_reflection_90

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might ideation help you develop your active listening skills to brainstorm and reflect on ideas effectively with your team?

    shinto's Answer

    when the ideation stage is in progress. Numerous ideas were generated by us. I had to pay attention to my team's ideas and thought processes when I came up with this concept. Afterwards, we all contributed to that concept to make it stronger and more useful, which also helped us become better active listeners. This also helps teams become better active listeners.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-29 06:46:42 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_ideate_reflection_89

    🤔 Reflection question

    How might ideation help you develop your active listening skills to brainstorm and reflect on ideas effectively with your team?

    Albin's Answer

    During the stage of ideation, we came up with numerous concepts that we had not previously considered. When I came up with this idea, I had to listen to my team's thoughts and thought processes. This helped us become better at active listening. After that, each of us made a contribution to that idea to make it stronger and more effective and also helps to improve our team's active listening skills.

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