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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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    posted in "Well Being Challenge - SDG#3" 2022-11-14 12:33:18 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_ideate_reflection_94

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Sizakele's Answer

    Ideate will help activate listening skills in ways that will enable me to be more creative, allow me to have effective inputs on brainstorming ideas.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-11 08:35:48 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_pitch_reflection_105

    🤔 Reflection question

    What did you learn about publicly sharing your ideas that you will carry with you in your future of work?

    Shantel's Answer

    sharing our ideas publicly can be very nerve racking and show a sense of vulnerability that can make you pretty uncomfortable, it can also give you good feedback and give the option of debate and gives you more opinions and perhaps you learn things you didn't know prior to you sharing your ideas. I know sometimes when I share things with my boyfriend, he educates me on things I wasn't aware of. That can be helpful for our future career choices.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-10 06:58:29 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_108

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Sachu's Answer

    Systems thinking is a problem-solving method that investigates the linkages between organizational functions. Systems thinking is effective because it allows you to forecast the effects of a potential change. To bring them to the surface, make them explicit, test them, and enhance them so that we grow less and less wrong over time. And the benefit of that is becoming increasingly effective.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-10 06:52:56 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_108

    🤔 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?

    Sachu's Answer

    The modules on empathy opened me new views for me, and the empathy map expanded on several empathy issues and strengths. It made me realize how we are in a state of empathy. It gives me a platform to investigate specific aspects of my life. I had a terrific experience working on the empathy courses with my team.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-10 06:42:59 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_103

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Andrea's Answer

    The system-thinking mindset allows us to see different perspectives of a problem, what exists in those problems, and possible leverage points to make changes to the problem.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-10 06:10:56 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_104

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Naz's Answer

    The value of having a systems-thinking mindset when defining and understanding complex problems would be that it gives you the ability to see and account for many different cause and effect outcomes in order to avoid potential problems or negative outcomes. Having this mindset/process would prepare your team for many different situations when done correctly, not that all problems are avoidable. This mindset also shows you a complex problem from many different perspectives which can open up important information and ideas such as leverage points, which are extremely important if you want to implement change. Leave no stone unturned :)

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-09 06:38:30 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_82

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Wing Yi's Answer

    By adopting a systems-thinking approach, I may better understand the systems around me and get closer to obtaining the best performance.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-08 09:08:26 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_91

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Jennifer's Answer

    I think it comes down to us taking the shutters off visually, and diving deeper into what root causes are related to the problem and not just what you see on the surface of it. It gave me an opportunity to see potential problems or "flaws" that can make the issue worse or only bandaid the problems we're trying to address.

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