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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.

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  • Profile picture for Bonnis Benny
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-27 18:33:24 -0800 create_your_team_canvas_100

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Bonnis' Answer

    I learned about how to understand different type os issues and how to approach them. This was done by knowing what problems the stakeholders have been facing over the time. I came to know about their strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, it was a personal experience for me to know about the efficiency and effectiveness while working as a team.

  • Profile picture for Andrea Cox
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-25 09:24:33 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_prototype_test_reflection_103

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Andrea's Answer

    The prototype stage allows you to be fearless while you work through different possible scenarios and challenges to come up with a viable solution. I love knowing and understanding that I may not get it right the first time or the 1oth time, it's knowing that I am starting each time with a little bit more experience and knowledge, and with every attempt, I am getting a little closer to the result. Embrace fear and your mistakes and failures and see them as stepping stones, not roadblocks. When we are able to do all of these things is when we will be able to get to the "right" solution.

  • Profile picture for Victoria Correia
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-24 07:44:30 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_prototype_test_reflection_106

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Victoria's Answer

    Prototyping and testing stage can help you over come fear as it shows it is okay to fail and try again. If you feel like you are failing or something is challenging you then it is okay to try multiple times and it is okay to fail.

  • Profile picture for Sachu Joseph
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-24 06:44:57 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_prototype_test_reflection_108

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Sachu's Answer

    Because some ideas are imperfect, prototyping and testing are essential. So, before we apply it, we must double-check. It is part of the learning process and does not imply that the idea is a failure.

  • Profile picture for Jermaine James
    posted in "Well Being Challenge - SDG#3" 2022-11-23 21:16:04 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_prototype_test_reflection_93

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Jermaine's Answer

    By realizing my own biases or weakness as well as recognizing the perspective of others and that may impact a desired outcome. It also helps strengthening areas where one is more fruitful whilst encouraging the individual not be burdened as a result of failure or a challenge of one's assumptions but to be empowered by...

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  • Profile picture for Sarath T Dominic
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 08:27:32 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_ideate_reflection_84

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Sarath T's Answer

    It results in new team dynamics. Ideation techniques are intended to help you push boundaries and think outside the box.Throughout the ideation stage, we brainstormed various ideas that we had not previously considered. Because I had to listen to my team's ideas and thought process when coming up with this idea, it helped us develop our active listening skills. We then each contributed to that idea in order to make it stronger and more beneficial.

  • Profile picture for Toms Joseph
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 08:23:37 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_87

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Toms' Answer

    The mere idea of thinking about your own style of thinking can be enough to give somebody a head-tilt and a thousand-mile stare. ‘Systems thinking’ can be a difficult concept to grasp entirely, as it challenges our traditional thinking which most of us have grown accustomed to. But, once understood, the concept of 'systems thinking' can become an effective approach for problem solving and decision-making

  • Profile picture for Toms Joseph
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 08:22:19 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_87

    🤔 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?

    Toms' Answer

    I'll use empathy when dealing with the members of my innovation team by respecting their perspectives on the problem and the issue and listening to their suggestions about it.

  • Profile picture for Allen Biju
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 07:45:26 -0800 complete_your_changemaker_in_residency_week_reflection_98

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Allen's Answer

    I really loved the presentation by Joanne, it was really fascinating. It also helped me to gain more knowledge United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. As a changemaker it really motivated me to be a good social service worker and bring positive changes in the society.

  • Profile picture for Jermy Mariya Rajan
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 07:42:11 -0800 complete_your_changemaker_in_residency_week_reflection_114

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Jermy Mariya's Answer

    The best part of the session was talking about the unsustainable development goals where i discovered a number of objectives and goals, which can literally help me as well as all the changemakers to make numerous changes in our society which will make the world a better place to live in

  • Profile picture for Albin Benny
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 07:24:51 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_85

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Albin's Answer

    It helps us solve the issue at hand as well as any additional problems that might develop as a result of the problem or its solution.

  • Profile picture for Allen Biju
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 07:20:26 -0800 create_your_team_canvas_98

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Allen's Answer

    I was able to understand how to collaborate with others to solve issues and learn how to put original ideas into practise in order to bring about positive change.

  • Profile picture for Basil Avarachan
    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-21 07:19:44 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_92

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Basil's Answer

    While it's true that not every crisis can be prevented, adopting this frame of mind and method may help your team be better prepared for many common scenarios. You may get valuable insights and new ideas, such as potential leverage points, by adopting this attitude and seeing a difficult issue from a variety of angles.