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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 "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-04 08:50:14 -0700 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_105

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Shantel's Answer

    While working within the community it's important for us to have a systems-thinking mindset so we can understand and empathize with the people we work with, making it easier to make a change. I know having a systems-thinking mindset will help us with many different hands-on issues within the community. Helps when we can put ourselves in the shoes of the others involved,

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-04 08:44:40 -0700 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_102

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Destiney's Answer

    The value of this mindset helps us understand and solve the issue we have as well as many other issues that may come forth when working on our issue. It looks at different aspects of each particular problem and all of its connected issues.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-04 08:44:16 -0700 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_107

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Jeen's Answer

    The systems thinking mindset assists us in grasping the various components of a given problem. It assists us in resolving the problem as well as any other issues that may arise as a result of the problem or its resolution. The iceberg model assisted us in understanding the underlying causes of the problem and the related issues. However, understanding the main concept of system thinking will be very helpful in solving the problem; additionally, we will be able to understand the main point more easily. And the How Might We Worksheet supported us in gaining a new perspective on our root cause.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-04 08:11:17 -0700 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_107

    🤔 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?

    Jeen's Answer

    The empathize module enabled me to see and feel the emotions and struggles of others and their strengths, especially my teammate.  Empath mapping was an excellent exercise for challenging what we hear, see, and feel. We went through several empathy mapping exercises to identify common denominators among our stakeholders. It has shown me that empathy can and should be a way through which we look no matter who we are dealing with. This helped us gain a deeper understanding of the stakeholder's situation, wants needs, and expectations, and helped us connect with them. 

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-04 08:03:27 -0700 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_106

    🤔 Reflection question

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

    Victoria's Answer

    While working through a problem the systems-thinking mindset helps us understand each part of the problem. While we worked on the iceberg model we got to understand the root causes and how they affect the system as a whole.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-04 07:58:57 -0700 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_106

    🤔 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?

    Victoria's Answer

    We can show empathy to our members on our team by always taking everyone's ideas and not sticking with just one person, but also understand there ideas and maybe other people can build of those ideas and it will show how much we appreciate that idea