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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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    posted in "Well Being Challenge - SDG#3" 2022-11-07 21:59:57 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_94

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Sizakele's Answer

    Understanding the complexities when trying to solve global as well as local issues.

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    posted in "Well Being Challenge - SDG#3" 2022-11-07 18:31:31 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_93

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Jermaine's Answer

    Having such a mindset creates an awareness for one's bias as well as understanding that it is being able to pinpoint areas within that complex problem and having the amity over time to solving that issue.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-07 08:56:03 -0800 create_your_team_canvas_114

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Jermy Mariya's Answer

    I was able to comprehend the process of working together to solve problems and learn how to put creative ideas into practise in order to effect change for the better.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-07 08:22:54 -0800 complete_your_mobius_strip_reflection_114

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Jermy Mariya's Answer

    It was an activity that i enjoyed the most and also an enlightening experience that helped me to know more about the issues faced by our community.

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    posted in "Well Being Challenge - SDG#3" 2022-11-07 08:05:18 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_99

    🤔 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?

    Aswin's Answer

    The value of team work and the trust between the crew members

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    🤔 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?

    Basilona's Answer

    Empathizing is the ability to perceive the emotions and problems of another person. For this project, we identified various stakeholders and created an empathy map canvas for each of them. This streamlined our interactions with stakeholders and allowed us to gain a better understanding of their situation, needs, and expectations. When working with other members, we must always listen to what they have to say and consider their suggestions. By empathizing, we can compare all members' emotions and problems and work accordingly.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-07 06:35:19 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_91

    🤔 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?

    Jennifer's Answer

    I can apply empathy to my group because sometimes there is a language barrier, and instead of looking out for myself, I will help them to understand better before we begin assignments/projects.

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