Think you can change the world? We do too. Georgian is Canada’s first – and only – designated Ashoka U changemaker college. Come see what changemaking is all about and discover how you can make a meaningful difference for causes you care about.

Changemaker in Residency Week – Nov. 16 to 25

Georgian is bringing together students, employees, educators and community partners to explore changemaking and social innovation, with a particular focus on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals – goals designed to help transform our world.

Hosted by the Centre for Changemaking and Social Innovation (CCSI), in partnership with Co-operative Education and Career Success, the week features virtual workshops, compelling conversations, networking opportunities, and various guest speakers.

“Participants will learn what changemaking is, be inspired by what others are doing to create change in their communities, hear about cool tools they can use, connect with local employers, and network with like-minded people,” says Nicole Norris, Manager, CCSI. “It’s also an opportunity to explore and acquire skills that are in demand in every field – ones like empathy, innovative thinking, creative problem solving and collaboration.”

Participating partners include the City of Barrie, Ashoka Canada and the Simcoe County District School Board.

Choose your own changemaking adventure

Throughout the week you can:

  • Explore various events and experiences
  • Participate in real time as well as through recorded content
  • Be part of discussions on powerful ideas like social purpose as part of the future of work and new leadership models
  • Learn how to use visual tools to communicate ideas
  • Build Innovation Capital – or points toward changemaking skill badges (good to add to any LinkedIn profile or resume!)
  • Connect with future employers, or employees

How to get involved

  • Visit to get full details on the week
  • Check out the Changemaker in Residency Guide Book. It’s got the official schedule for the week with clickable links to register for the sessions you want
  • Create a changemaker profile and start earning Innovation Capital

Workshops and videos related to the week will be posted on our Changemaking at Georgian YouTube channel.

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