Changemakers Vancouver is a network of people who want to learn, share, and act so to make the world a better place. We believe in connection, collaboration, and creativity.

The Sparkle Party returns December 7th!

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For five years now Transformation Projects has been hosting Vancouver’s sparkliest party for our city’s change-makers and mover-shakers.

The Sparkle Party is one giant Holiday party for cutting-edge organizations who are rethinking and re-shaping the way operate in small businesses, environmental orgs, educational institutions, arts groups, and government. People who deserve to celebrate and be celebrated!

Join us again this year for SPARKLE PARTY!

Friday, Dec 7th from 9pm-2am @ The Beaumont Studios
NEW this year — we co-producing the event with the incredible Public Disco

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Changemakers Summer Potluck #CMPotluck

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“Social change is hard work — let’s pause and share a meal together to celebrate our strength in diversity.”

We’re honoured to invite you to the third Annual Changemaker Summer Potluck!

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Join us on Monday, August 13 for our Changemakers Summer Potluck #CMPotluck in Stanley Park — we can eat, learn and play together. All are welcome, your colleagues, friends and family — let’s eat and find solidarity and strength in our numbers and diversity. At our 1st annual potluck, we had over 160 potluckers and ~15 partners — we wonder who will join us this year?

5–8:30pm, Monday, August 13, 2018
Ceperley / Second Beach Picnic Shelter, Stanley Park Dr & Lagoon Dr, Vancouver.
Event Style: Outdoor potluck picnic. Bring food and drink to share. We bring the community!
There’s no admission charge; we welcome everyone, but please RSVP so we know how many people to expect. Facebook RSVP / Meetup RSVP

WHAT TO BRING
The potluck is a casual outdoor celebration. We’ll have a grill going, and some plates, utensils & cups etc. (though please consider bringing your own, if it’s convenient, so we can avoid waste).

  • Food & Drink (for yourself and to share with a couple people)
  • Utensils and cups (we’d like to keep waste to a minimum)
  • Outdoor toys
  • Musical instruments, portable speakers
  • Beach blanket
  • Kiddies and elders — all welcome!

WHAT TO WEAR

Never trust the weather, especially on the beach! Bring layers, sunglasses, and an umbrella. We have a covered picnic shelter, but you never know….

ACCESSIBILITY

The Vancouver Parks Board website outlines the accessibility of their picnic areas here. The VPB / City of Vancouver have noted to us that if anyone has concerns will accessibility they are available to answer any questions either by calling 311 or reaching out to the Accessibility City program.

Interested in helping out? If you’re open to volunteering – let us know! Fun tasks include being a greeter, food organizer, setup/clean up crew or BBQer!

Got ideas? Got talent? Let us know – we’d love to hear your thoughts on making the potluck more engaging!

 

We acknowledge the event will be taking place on the unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Vancouver Crossroads conference May 5th

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Evening Panel: May 4th, 7pm–9:15pm at TELUS World of Science
Conference day: May 5th, 9am–4:30pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre

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Vancouver is facing crises on multiple fronts – sky-high rents, the overdose crisis, homelessness, social isolation, rising sea levels – and the community is fragmented on solutions. Our city is at a crossroads, and the best path forward will be chosen together.

Saturday, May 5, community members from across Vancouver will gather for the entire day to build relationships with one another, share their hopes for the future of their city, and collaborate to outline plans for making that future a reality.

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Photo: Gord McKenna via Flickr

SVI Vancouver Party

Crowd at the Fluevog store

Thursday April 19, 8:30–11pm
Gastown Fluevog Store, 65 Water St
Free/$20

Welcome ALL. Bring a friend or two to connect with this powerful gathering of Vancouver’s growing social entrepreneur and innovative leaders, as we unite to build a better world. This party is in celebration of our SVI Vancouver 2018 Conference and is open to conference attendees, SVI Alumni and all who are SVI curious.

Your ticket includes one drink ticket and light snacks from Railtown Catering.

And do come ready to buy shoes! Half of all profits on shoe sales for the evening will be donated by John and Ruth Fluevog to the Hollyhock Scholarship Fund.

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Changemakers Summer Potluck

Social change is hard work — let’s pause and share a meal together to celebrate our strength in diversity.

We’re honoured to invite you to the 2cd Annual Changemaker Summer Potluck!

There’s a lot going on in the world these days — from Trump winning the election in the US to the elections in Europe, and also the closeness of our provincial elections recently — what’s happening!? Who are we? Where did we come from and where do we want to go? As Canada marks 150 this year, we must reflect on this and think about so many things including Truth and Reconciliation and how do we want to honour and support one another. We know that strength comes from our diversity and learning our collective stories. We hope that love and unity can be brought back and healing does happen. As a first step on this journey, why not share a meal and get to know one another’s stories?

Join us on June 20th (summer solstice) for our Changemakers Summer Potluck #CMPotluck in Stanley Park — we can eat, learn and play together. All are welcome, your colleagues, friends and family — let’s eat and find solidarity and strength in our numbers and diversity. At our 1st annual potluck, we had over 160 potluckers and ~15 partners — we wonder who will join us this year?

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(In)secure: Future of Working, May 25

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Changemakers Vancouver is pleased to be a community sponsor of The Tyee’s upcoming (In)secure: Future of Working event on May 25 in Vancouver. Please join us for an engaging night of storytelling and dialogue with people working, studying, advocating, and just dealing with the changing nature of working in Canada.

Thurs, May 25 at Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
149 West Hastings Street
Social: 6pm in the World Arts Centre
Talk: 7-9pm
Tickets: $10 (early bird)/$15 general admission. $5 (early bird)/$7.50 for students and seniors
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Urban Worker Skillshare Series: April 8

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More and more of us are working freelance or on contract. That means we need to figure out how to do all kinds of stuff by ourselves: taxes, setting our rates, writing contracts, invoicing and making sure we get paid on time, and what we can do when we don’t. And then we have to be our own advocates because policy has not kept pace with the new reality of work today. We don’t have access to benefits or protections like EI. The list is endless. And kind of overwhelming, no? We think so too. That’s why we partnered with the Urban Worker Project to bring you the Urban Worker Skillshare Vancouver.

Saturday April 8th from 10am–6pm
Creative Coworkers

Unit B1/buzz #010, 343 Railway St, Vancouver

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Can’t make it for the daytime event? That’s cool. We’re having an after party too at Vancouver Mural Fest HQ (207-877 East Hastings) hosted by GenWhyMedia. Tickets/more info!

The Planet in your Portfolio

Clean energy is the future — but will we get there fast enough? We as individuals can do our part by reducing our consumption, maybe even putting solar on our roofs. But we’ve been largely excluded from utilizing one of the most powerful tools we have in our arsenals — our investment portfolio.

CoPower is on a mission to move millions for climate change by empowering everyday Canadians to invest in clean energy projects for both profit and planet. Find out how this innovative green investment platform is partnering with Canada’s largest Credit Union to accelerate this vision, and how you can be a part of it.

Join us for a panel conversation and light refreshments at SAP from 5:30-6:30. Cocktails and snacks to follow next door at Yaletown Brew Pub!

Speakers:

Trish Nixon, Director of Investments at CoPower Inc
Christine Bergeron, Vice President of Impact Investing, Wealth Management and Community Real Estate at Vancity Credit Union

Moderated by:

Christie Stephenson, ‎Executive Director at The Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, UBC Sauder Business School

Tues Mar 7 2017, 5:30pm
Executive Briefing Center, SAP Labs Vancouver
910 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Use our promo code changebocperk to enjoy a discount!

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Who Needs Canada? Canada’s Role in the World

Are you concerned about current events happening to the south and around the globe? Do you wonder how Canadians will be affected? Do you think Canada has an increasingly important role to play in the world? More than ever, we need courageous Canadians to define who we are, globally. That means you.

Join us on February 27 for the launch of the 2017 SFU Public Square Community Summit, Who Needs Canada? and get the straight goods from our diverse, experienced, and knowledgeable speakers and share your thoughts, as together we can push for the Canada we believe is possible.

Speakers:

Roland Paris, University Research Chair in International Security and Governance, University of Ottawa and former Senior Advisor on Global Affairs and Defence to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Canadian Inuit activist and author, advisor to Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, former International Chair for the Inuit Circumpolar Council, and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Senator Yuen Pau Woo, former President of HQ Vancouver, former President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and Senior Resident Fellow at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University.

Shuvaloy Majumdar, former senior policy advisor on international security and the global economy to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his cabinet, Munk Senior Fellow with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and writer at the Huffington Post.

Moderated by Laura Lynch, award winning CBC News correspondent.

What do you think? Does the world need more Canada?

Monday, Feb 27, 7–9pm
Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street

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