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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GradusTalks: Non-Profit on May 6

Hear from speakers who dared to delve deeper into the world of Non-Profit and discover the endless opportunities.

Wednesday May 6th from 6pm – 9pm
The Profile, #200 – 375 Water St
Tickets $18 in advance, $25 at the door

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  • John Bromley, CEO of
  • Michael McKnight, President and CEO of United Way of the Lower Mainland
  • Lisa Hurlbutt, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Canadian Cancer Society
  • Raquel de Munain, Director of People & Culture at BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Tanya L. Oliva, Executive Director, Social Venture Partners Vancouver (SVP)

Moderated by Sam Thiara, Co-founder of GradusOne

More information and panelist bios on the ticket page.

Keynote Panel: United Against Austerity


Tuesday April 28th from 6–8 pm
Vancouver Public Library — Central Branch (350 West Georgia Street)
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Territorial welcome by Audrey Siegl (ancestral name sχɬemtəna:t) from Musqueam nation. Followed by fantastic speakers!

  • Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Union of BC Indian Chiefs
  • Reilly Yeo: co-creator of Groundswell Grassroots Economic Alternatives and a specialist at OpenMedia
  • Arielle dela Cruz Yip and Cora Cadiz: Philippine Women Centre of BC
  • Paul Finch: BC Government and Service Employees Union Treasurer
  • Adrienne Montani: Provincial Coordinator of First Call BC
  • and COMEDY by Sean Devlin of Shit Harper Did

Why Unite Against Austerity

All around the world — from Quebec to Greece to Chile to South Africa — tens of thousands of people are rising up against austerity.

Governments and the mainstream media say there is not enough money, and belts must be tightened. Cuts to social spending and wages ensue, while fossil fuel companies and other corporations receive subsidies. Unions are attacked. Indigenous nations are denied inherent land rights and resources from their lands are extracted. Environmental regulations are reduced. Migrant workers are forced into even more precarious working conditions. Vital public services including education, childcare, housing, women’s centers and healthcare are cut, but the prisons and military are expanding. And all of this is justified by a prevailing atmosphere of scarcity and fear.

Almost everyone is affected by austerity policies, but we are typically isolated in our struggles. Unite Against Austerity is a cross-country effort that looks beyond the next election and seeks to transform the political and economic landscape across communities and sectors. By building grassroots power and solidarity, we want to make it impossible for any government to implement austerity policies. Unite Against Austerity aims to build an understanding of austerity policies, and begin to generate a unity (that is attentive to specificity) across Indigenous, labour, feminist, migrant, environmentalist, student, anti-poverty and diverse community movements.

Come join the conversation and let’s build our power!

Event sponsored by BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, Changemakers Vancouver, Council of Canadians, Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, Leadnow, Rising Tide, No One Is Illegal, Smart Change, Streams of Justice, Vancouver Ecosocialist Group

There will be snacks and child-minders on site.
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Transforming Society: 5 Wild Ideas For A Better Future


Friday, February 13, 2015
UBC Robson Square, C300 Theatre

Doors open 6:30pm | Program begins 7pm

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Needing inspiration to get you going in 2015? Feeling stuck at work or in your life? Having crazy bold ideas to change the world but not sure where to share them?

Well do we have the event for you. We have asked five influential thought leaders to share the biggest challenges they face in their respective fields and ask them to share their wild ideas and opportunities to realize a better future. We invite you to hear their story and also participate in sharing your wild ideas during the Q&A / panel discussion that follows.

Our esteemed speakers include:

  • Shadrach Kabango aka Shad | Juno Award Winning Hip Hop Artist
  • Iglika Ivanova | Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Ryan Meili | Physician, Founder of Upstream
  • Paul Kershaw | UBC Professor, Generation Squeeze Founder
  • Harsha Walia | Co-founder, No One is Illegal Vancouver

Transforming Society is co-presented with Next Up and Upstream.

+ Feel free to share your ideas to transform society on Twitter before the event via #wildideas
+ Huge thanks goes to our own Erika Rathje for the design work.
+ Interested in helping out? We’re always looking for people to get involved before, during or after the event.

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Saturday, November 29th
730pm ‘til late
The Beaumont Studios (316 West 5th Ave, Vancouver)

We’re happy to be partnering with the good people at Net2Van to throw the party of the year for Vancouver’s activists, changemakers and non-profit communiteers: NGO HO HO! Get your tickets now for a night of drinks, snacks, live jazz, a photo booth and DJ The Fresh Princess.

A huge kudos to our very own Erika Rathje for designing all the promotional materials! We also extend our thanks to other media partners Fundraiser Grrl and Connecting Environmental Professionals.

TICKETS include a FREE drink, tasty food by Vij’s and are subsidized for Changemakers members ($15-20), so get them fast!

Stop Networking | Start Netwerking: A Mega Holiday Party for Changemakers


Friday December 5th
eatArt Lab (882 E Cordova St, Vancouver)
8pm ‘til late

Changemakers is excited to partner with Transformation Projects for their Stop Networking | Start Netwerking: A Mega Holiday Party for Changemakers.

There’ll be tasty food, drink, tons of energy, tea ceremonies (!!), sparkles and dancing. We love their 5 reasons in needing a community holiday party:

1. This party makes it possible for each organization to do way less work organizing a holiday party and get a better party experience in the end.
2. This party creates a deep emphasis on celebratory, non-linear right brained immersive party times (strict policy: no networking allowed, only netwerking)
3. Even with less work to organize, there are more fun folks to party with!
4. Say goodbye to missing smaller holiday parties that have date conflicts in December.
5. This kind of party instantaneously intersects the key change-making communities into a zenith of cathartic oneness in one awesome night.

Other partners include really cool organizations: CityStudio, The HiVE, Gen Why, THNK, Potluck Cafe, Freshroots Urban Farm, Radius, and Shift Delivery.

Get your tickets now. (Don’t wait too long, the last party at eatART labs sold out!)

SociaLIGHT Conference

socialight-posterChangemakers is excited to be an affiliate for the SociaLIGHT Conference on June 7. SociaLIGHT is a conference for community leaders committed to positive global impact and business, startup and entrepreneurship innovation that embodies “People. Planet. Profit.”

They have an awesome lineup of local and international speakers planned. Check out their website for details and to purchase your tickets.

100 in 1 Day Changemaking Workshop

logo_for_web_vancouver120x240May 21, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts,
149 W. Hastings Street
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We’re pleased to partner with 100 in 1 Day to present a workshop to help you take an intervention from idea to execution.

This workshop process is meant to inspire generative, creative and reflective urban interventions, and for you to share your ideas for making your city a better place to live.

During the workshop, participants will be asked:

  • What is your dream?
  • What do you wish your community to be like?
  • What actions will improve the quality of life in your community, street and block?

The workshop is free and open to everyone. With less than a week left and already over 50% of the tickets taken, we hope you’ll take this opportunity to attend and share your ideas! Register today!