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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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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.

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  • Profile picture for Sizakele Buthelezi
    posted in "Well Being Challenge - SDG#3" 2022-11-28 06:45:56 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_prototype_test_reflection_94

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Sizakele's Answer

    The prototype and test stage will help in realizing where one has gone wrong and also recognizing our own biases. The test will enable one to identify areas that need to be changed before the program is launched in order to miminus failures.

  • Profile picture for Dakshina Khulal Basnet
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 06:41:08 -0800 complete_your_changemaker_in_residency_week_reflection_95

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Dakshina's Answer

    it was a great experience doing this activity with my group member and also it help me to know about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as well. For me, it was the best part of the session since it revealed a lot of targets and goals that can help me and other changemakers in implementing countless social changes that will improve society as a whole.

  • Profile picture for Allen Biju
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 06:33:02 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_ideate_reflection_98

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Allen's Answer

    The ideate stage allowed us to build on our concepts and generate new ones. Active listening is something that my team and I have always done. We were able to build on one other's ideas through active listening, allowing us to create a much stronger vision for our project.

  • Profile picture for Allen Biju
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 06:29:49 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_98

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Allen's Answer

    It's true that not all crises can be avoided, but by adopting this mindset and approach, your team may be more ready for many typical eventualities. By adopting this mindset and viewing a challenging issue from a variety of viewpoints, you may gain insightful new ideas, such as potential leverage points.

  • Profile picture for Allen Biju
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 06:28:25 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_98

    🤔 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?

    Allen's Answer

    I actually got to learn about empathy in detail after getting into the social service program. For me empathizing is the ability to see the world in someone elses perspective. Empathy is avery important skill in the social service field.

  • Profile picture for Dakshina Khulal Basnet
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 06:22:49 -0800 create_your_team_canvas_95

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Dakshina's Answer

    I was able to understand how to work with people to resolve problems and discover how to put innovative ideas into practise in order to bring positive change.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-28 06:20:04 -0800 complete_your_mobius_strip_reflection_95

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Dakshina's Answer

    it was fun doing this activity, i got to learn a lot of things while doing this activity and i got to know my strength as well as to enhance my skill.

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  • Profile picture for Jermy Mariya Rajan
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-27 21:51:31 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_ideate_reflection_114

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Jermy Mariya's Answer

    Honestly, speaking our team struggled a bit with ideation stage as it was hard for everyone to listen to each others ideas and thought process and act accordingly but listening to those ideas was the one thing that helped me and my team in getting through the stage with ease as each of us put more of ur efforts into it to get a better outcome.

  • Profile picture for Jermy Mariya Rajan
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-27 21:35:51 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_114

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Jermy Mariya's Answer

    A person can look just by thinking. Systems thinking is a problem-solving strategy. Normally, when an issue develops, we strive to fix it, but with system thinking, we can tackle everything that surrounds that problem. This mentality also shows you a difficult problem from a variety of views, which can provide critical information and ideas such as approaches.

  • Profile picture for Jermy Mariya Rajan
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-27 21:15:43 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_114

    🤔 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?

    Jermy Mariya's Answer

    To me, Empathy means to put yourself in one's shoes and understand what someone is going through. By doing the empathy map, I got to know and understand what the disabled and elderly are going through and what were the problems they were facing with accessing transportation and I could also identify and put to use the solutions found.

  • Profile picture for Bonnis Benny
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-27 18:36:12 -0800 complete_your_changemaker_in_residency_week_reflection_100

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Bonnis' Answer

    I was excited to know about the change we could bring into our society as a changemaker. Also I understood what it means to be a changemaker and the duties and responsibilities.