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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 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!
  • Profile picture for Mukti Suvedi
    I am a coach, mentor and teacher, I like to add values in life of others.
  • Profile picture for Arman Preet Kaur
    I will be a good educator in future and will use new techniques to solve the problems of children
  • Profile picture for Anmoldeep Kaur
    I am a good listener and own the capability to reflect from multiple perspectives to conclude appropriate solutions to any problem.
  • Profile picture for tori geroux
    I am a stay-at-home to my 2 daughters and I am on a journey to be the best Early Childhood Educator I can possibly be. Working with children and being apart of their growth is what brings me the most joy!
  • Profile picture for Olalla Khaliq Martinez
    Hi! I'm Olalla (pronounced Oh-Lah-yah). I'm an Erasmus student from Spain, I'm 19 and I'm always interested in doing things that help "change the world" to the better if its possible.
  • Profile picture for Andrea Vorstermans-Zado
    Designer and educator dedicated to a multidisciplinary, sustainable and human-centred design process to lead us into a brighter future.
  • Profile picture for Andrew Banda
    Andrew is a student who is enthusiastic about biological sciences, specifically cancer cell biology research. Making a positive contribution to the world through his passion is his main goal.
  • AC
    Hi, I'm Albert, a student interested in the intersections of renewable energy, integrated systems, environmental equity, and sustainable development.
  • Profile picture for Alisson Nohelia Vélez Huaysara
    It is necessary for changes in the world working constantly on projects and developing ideas, helping each other with a strong passion and belief with this collaboration we can accomplish our goals. My philosophy is: “ Today better than yesterday and tomo
  • Profile picture for Mare López Caro
    I have lived in many places (USA, Germany, Russia, Spain) and experienced international atmospheres since I have memory. I think connecting with people and places is one of the best ways to develop as individuals, and therefore, contribute to society.
  • Profile picture for Marta Lo Presti
    Impact as the intersection of community work, innovation and restoration.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 08:14:16 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_ideate_reflection_88

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Basilona's Answer

    Throughout the ideation stage, we came up with numerous ideas that we had not previously considered. It helped us improve our active listening skills because I had to listen to my team's thoughts and thought process when coming up with this idea. We then each contributed to that idea to make it stronger and more effective. Our team struggled with the Ideation stage, which required intense brainstorming to come up with different ideas and how each idea might fit in the ideate canvas. However, it aided us in thinking differently and coming up with new solutions to the problem. We listened to and discussed each other's ideas as we worked through the ideate template, and it was a great way to boost our team's active participation

  • Profile picture for Dakshina Khulal Basnet
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 08:13:14 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_ideate_reflection_95

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Dakshina's Answer

    while working in team, active listening is very important to work together. when it comes to my group all of us listen to each other before deciding any thing. while doing this ideate stage it allow us to collaborate all our ideas together and also helps to build the new ideas by sharing our thoughts individually.

  • Profile picture for Dakshina Khulal Basnet
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 08:06:34 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_95

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Dakshina's Answer

    The advantages of having this mentality help us understand and deal with the issue we are currently facing as well as a number of other issues that might come up as a result of our efforts. Despite the fact that every issue cannot be solved but still having a system-thinking mindset, we can prepare ourselves for upcoming situations.

  • Profile picture for Sarath T Dominic
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 07:53:34 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_prototype_test_reflection_84

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Sarath T's Answer

    The prototyping and testing stages can help you overcome fear by demonstrating that it is acceptable to fail and try again. If you feel like you're failing or that something is challenging you, it's okay to try again and again.

  • Profile picture for Basilona Eldho
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 07:48:31 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_88

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Basilona's Answer

    True, not all crises can be avoided, but by adopting this mentality and strategy, your team may be better prepared for many common occurrences. Adopting this approach and seeing a difficult topic from several perspectives may provide you with insightful new ideas, such as possible leverage points.

  • Profile picture for Bonnis Benny
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 07:15:05 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_ideate_reflection_100

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Bonnis' Answer

    The advantages of having this mentality help us understand and deal with the issue we are currently facing as well as a number of other issues that could come up as a consequence of our efforts. It explores several angles of every particular subject and all of its linked issues.

  • Profile picture for Bonnis Benny
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 07:07:28 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_100

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Bonnis' Answer

    The benefits of adopting this attitude enable us to comprehend and address our current problem as well as a number of additional problems that may arise as a result of our efforts. It examines several facets of every specific issue and all of its related problems.

  • Profile picture for Noyal Devassy
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 07:06:31 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_ideate_reflection_97

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Noyal's Answer

    We generated many ideas that we had not previously thought of during the ideation phase. Because I had to listen to my team's ideas and thought processes in order to come up with this one, it helped us develop our active listening skills. Then we each added something to that concept to make it more powerful and useful. Our team had trouble with the ideation stage, which called for vigorous brainstorming to generate various ideas and consider how each idea might fit in the ideate canvas. However, it helped us to think differently and come up with fresh answers to the issue. It was a great way to increase our team's active communication because we listened to and discussed each other's ideas as we completed the ideate template.

  • Profile picture for Noyal Devassy
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 07:05:21 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_97

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Noyal's Answer

    Even though not all issues can be avoided, having this mindset and process would properly prepare your team for a variety of situations. This way of thinking also allows you to see a complex issue from a variety of angles, which can reveal crucial details and concepts like leverage points.

  • Profile picture for Bonnis Benny
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 07:05:06 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_100

    🤔 Reflection question

    After learning about how to empathize with the people affected by your SDG’s social issue, how you might apply empathy to working with the members on your CTN Innovation Team?

    Bonnis' Answer

    The empathy map made it clear to me how crucial it is for social workers or changemakers to understand the issues that the stakeholders they are working with are facing in order to find solutions.

  • Profile picture for Noyal Devassy
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 06:57:04 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_97

    🤔 Reflection question

    After learning about how to empathize with the people affected by your SDG’s social issue, how you might apply empathy to working with the members on your CTN Innovation Team?

    Noyal's Answer

    i could able to recognise their feelings and helped me to work withem most effectively after knowing the importance of team work

  • Profile picture for Noyal Devassy
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 06:55:47 -0800 complete_your_changemaker_in_residency_week_reflection_97

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Noyal's Answer

    The games which conducted to know more about empathy map was the session which inspired me the most

  • Profile picture for Sizakele Buthelezi
    posted in "Well Being Challenge - SDG#3" 2022-11-28 06:49:48 -0800 complete_your_changemaker_in_residency_week_reflection_94

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Sizakele's Answer

    The first and second sessions were inspiring, especially learning more about CCSI and its impact on the Global community.

  • Profile picture for Dakshina Khulal Basnet
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 06:48:09 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_95

    🤔 Reflection question

    After learning about how to empathize with the people affected by your SDG’s social issue, how you might apply empathy to working with the members on your CTN Innovation Team?

    Dakshina's Answer

    Empathy map helped me to know how much it is important for us as a changemaker or as social service worker to empathize the stakeholder we are working with as it help us to solve the problem they are facing. while doing this empathy map i got to know what kind of problem they are facing right now to access the transportation facilities. This activity helped me to share the ideas and solution within my group member to solve this problem.