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?


(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!


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!


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.


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

Use our promo code SFUFRIENDS for a discount!


3rd Annual Sparkle Party: A Holiday Soiree for Changemakers

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For the third year in a row, Transformation Projects is stoked to bring together some of Vancouver’s most celebrated game-changers, solution-seekers, change-makers, truth-speakers, art-makers and justice-keepers under one giant umbrella of celebration, snacks, tea, art, dance and friends. Come in your sparkliest!

Friday, December 9th, 9pm–2am
The Beaumont Studios

326 W 5th Ave (Corner of 5th / Alberta St)
Unceded Coast Sailish Territory, Vancouver, BC

Tickets $21 with promo code Changesparkle; $16 for Elders.

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WHO IS WELCOME? Genderqueer folk, indigenous folk, elder folk, people of colour folk, young folk, queer folk, trans folk, gay folk, straight folk, cis-gender folk, new immigrant folk, introvert folk, and exuberant folk.

To All the Folks: We made this party for you.

DRESS: Sparkly! ie. whatever makes you feel FAB·U·LOUS.

FOOD: Your Ticket includes: Veggie pot-pies, cheese plates, + savoury snacks by Alex Atchem.

This building will host the friendliest and funkiest dance floor started off by by DJ Anjoli w/ Divinity DJ’s, followed by A Mystery Live Act and topped off by DJ Blenda + Lighthead who will are recreating a Vintage MuchMusic Dance party starting at Midnight. Upstairs will be a Gong Fu Cha Tea Tasting lounge hosted by local Teajay: Luke Moloney as well as: Coffee-Leaf Tea by Wise Monkey and Matcha Tea by Let’s Matcha. And back by popular demand: Tarot by Heidi of the Hammock Residency. Annnnnddddd a rad Photobooth by Michael Hall (cause you dressed up, and deserve some evidence!)

A New Friendship Generator Environment (patent pending): Featuring “actually connecting with folks” powered by very tasty food made by Alex Atchem, very groovy and sublimely chill tunes by GROUNDWERK DJ’s and vibey lighting by Nick’s Vintage Lamp Collection.

11PM-2AM SaunaBus Environment: Hosted by BC Mobile Sauna Society. Towel rentals avail, tea is served. Sauna: A respectful, safe, quiet, happy cozy warm space for you and your crew as you traverse the party-scape.

ORGANIZATIONS PARTYING TOGETHER (so far): CityStudio, Changemakers Nite Out, Groundswell Grassroots Economic Alternatives, Social Venture Institute Hollyhock, HIVE: Sweet Social Impact, Junxion Strategy, RADIUS Social Innovation Lab, Creative Coworkers Studio, Arbutus Medical, SHIFT Delivery, New/Mode, Uproot, Gen Why Media, Futureprenur, Board of Change, Modus, and yours? ASK:

ACCESSIBILITY: Gender-diverse accessible washrooms. The West Building now has wheelchair accessible washrooms on the ground floor. Do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions on accessibility:

TRANSIT: The Beaumont Studio is 2 blocks from the Olympic Village SkyTrain Station (stop 980).

CONTACT: Adrian Sinclair or Andrea Curtis: // 778.837.8889

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Super Tuesday Live Stream + Watch Party

March 1st, 6pm–10:30pm @ The Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St)
Entrance is Free! 19+
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“This is one of the most unique, and potentially transformative, US Presidential primary elections in modern history.”

Donald Trump is leading in national public opinion polls. Hillary Clinton is vying to break the highest glass ceiling and return to the Clintons to the White House. Bernie Sanders is stoking a grassroots political revolution that’s inspired millions.

Change is in the air.

So, like good neighbours do, we’re opening our doors and inviting you to join us for a Super Tuesday Watch party!

We’ll live stream the Republican and Democratic Party primary results from 12 states on a HUUUUGE projector.

Representatives with BC for Bernie will help register expat Americans to vote in the Global Democratic Party Primary.

Co-hosted by: BC for Bernie, New Mode Engagement, Changemakers Vancouver, and The Fox Cabaret.

February changemaking events in Vancouver

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Feb 2 — Net2Van Nonprofit Technology Show and Tell
Feb 3 — Hollyhock Launch Party
Feb 4 — Vertality and Science of Cocktails
Feb 15 — Social Impact Group — third Monday of every month at the HiVE

Vertality6 — Transformation

Thurs. Feb 4 | 6pm–9pm
CBC Vancouver, 700 Hamilton
Tickets: Members $20 | Non-Members $35

What better way to kick the New Year into full gear than at Vertality6 — the annual sustainability bash of the Board of Change.

The Board of Change is pleased to announce that Coro Strandberg, Strandberg Consulting and Adam Millard, ello Foods and 3Fold Partners, will be our hosts for this year’s event, and what better theme for an event that involves Coro than TRANSFORMATION. Like all of our parties we promise not to disappoint, with great people, great food from the Roaming Dragon, music and new experiences.

Re-Purpose Your Textiles
Part of the Vertality6 Transformation evening will include the creation of a giant re-purposed textile sculpture of a giant butterfly. Under the direction of Robyn Thompson from Robyn Thompson Design she – and you – will re-purpose any items of used clothing that you’d like to donate to transform the metal frame of a butterfly into a colourful textile sculpture. Included above are examples of other re-purposed textile sculptures.

Please bring any 1 to 5 pieces of used clothing items. At the event’s conclusion, all dismantled garments will be donated to local charities.

Science of Cocktails

Thurs. Feb 4 | 7pm–12am
TELUS World of Science
Changemaker discounted ticket

We need all the help we can get as we are attempting to raise $200,000 for Science World’s Class Field Trip Program, which give kids from underserved schools free entrance to Science World.

Think molecular mixology, 25 stellar beverage stations (open bar) run by award-winning bartenders and mouthwatering appetizers all night. Bragging rights and prizes to be won all in the name of charity. 100% of ticket proceeds will go towards Science World’s Class Field Trip Program, providing underfunded schools free access to Science World.

New Moon Sparkle Dance Party: A Holiday Soiree for Changemakers

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Friday December 11th
Beaumont Studios (326 West 5th Ave, Vancouver)
9pm ’til late
Tickets $15–$23. Use discount code changesparkle to save $4 (on general admission only).

Changemakers is excited to partner with Transformation Projects for their Holiday Party. The night will feature inspiring tunes from DJ T-Spoon (Delhi 2 Dublin), Chillout Tea & Conversation Bar (upstairs), Veggie Pot Pies, proper cheese plates and exquisite bartending.

Other partners include CityStudio Vancouver, SVI Hollyhock, Vancouver Design Nerds, Junxion, Happy City Lab, Gen Why Media, SFU RADIUS, HiVE, Documentary Organization of Canada, Creative Coworkers, Wize Monkey, Textbook, and Arbutus Medical.

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