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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.

Do Good to Do Well

#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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    published Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11 in Challenges 2022-04-17 13:13:51 -0700 inclusive_design_and_mobility_challenge_sdg_11
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    added why they want to be a Changemaker to their profile 2022-03-14 22:26:17 -0700
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    signed up for Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11 2022-03-14 22:24:32 -0700 inclusive_design_and_mobility_challenge_sdg_11
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    published Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11 in Challenges 2022-03-14 21:07:34 -0700 inclusive_design_and_mobility_challenge_sdg_11
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    published Challenges 2022-03-14 21:02:01 -0700 challenges
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    answered "After completing CTN, what new awareness do you have for yourself (ME) and your community (WE) and what is one action you might take to continue to explore it?" 2022-03-14 11:02:38 -0700
    (ME) I had basic skills, but CTN helped me to develop these skills such as communication and problem-solven abilities.

    (WE) I believe the society is full of changemakers and sometimes we don’t know where to start when in fact, there is a lot of tools and people out there that want to improve so we can all have a better future.


    One action I might take is to keep searching for complex problems and participate in understanding them better and find sustainable solutions.
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    completed their ME=WE Reflection 2022-03-14 11:01:23 -0700
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    answered "How might the prototype & test stage help you with overcoming a fear of failure or challenging your assumptions about what is ‘right’?" 2022-03-14 11:00:36 -0700
    I was kind of skeptical of having a phone call with someone like a stakeholder, the idea of it stressed me a bit. But while doing my research I found reliable sources, and calling a direct stakeholder is what helped me to go forward with the complex situation even better. I was more aware of how they see the situation and how they feel about it. Now I’ll do what it takes for something that is ‘right’.
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    completed "HCDT Stage: Prototype & Test" in the #CTN Community Network 2022-03-14 10:58:57 -0700
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    tagged the ME=WE Reflection with
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    tagged the ME=WE Reflection with
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    completed their ME=WE Reflection 2022-03-14 10:31:57 -0700
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    completed "HCDT Stage: Empathize" in the #CTN Community Network 2022-03-14 10:31:30 -0700
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    completed "HCDT Stage: Define" in the #CTN Community Network 2022-03-14 10:30:57 -0700
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    completed their ME=WE Reflection 2022-03-14 10:05:32 -0700
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    tagged "HCDT Stage: Pitch" with
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    answered "What was the most important part of the CTN experience you feel best supported your personal growth and goals?" 2022-03-14 09:57:50 -0700
    I have learned that having a team and all being commited to finding a solution for a complex problem is what makes the project better in many ways. I have learned so much from my teammembers and my mentors. All their specialization helped me to see the problem in others perspectives. I felt more like a changemaker for having feedbacks about our presentation. There was good and constructive criticism (positivtly) that helped me to see the problem/solutions even more in many other ways.
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    completed "HCDT Stage: Pitch" in the #CTN Community Network 2022-03-14 09:46:05 -0700
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    completed "HCDT Stage: Prototype & Test" in the #CTN Community Network 2022-03-14 09:29:58 -0700
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    tagged "HCDT Stage: Ideate" with
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    2022-03-14 06:52:43 -0700
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    answered "How might ideate help you develop your active listening skills to brainstorm and reflect on ideas effectively with your team?" 2022-03-14 06:52:38 -0700
    I consider myelf as an introvert and ideate helped me to not be afraid to share my thoughts. I shouldn’t be ashamed of any idea that I have. Instead I should express them and maybe with my team we can develop it and make it better. I also have to listen and consider point of views from every teammate. Let them express their suggestions/ideas and mines also so we can have lots of ideas together. It’s better to have too much than not enough ideas to solve the complex problem. Having tools such as mind maps helps the team to have all of our ideas together.
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    completed "HCDT Stage: Ideate" in the #CTN Community Network 2022-03-14 06:44:26 -0700
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    completed "HCDT Stage: Pitch" in the #CTN Community Network 2022-03-13 19:48:14 -0700
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    customized their profile URL 2022-03-13 19:47:48 -0700