Join three of the projects from Vancouver Changecamp 2013 as they explore how they turn their ideas into action.
Date: Thursday, May 30. 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: HiVE Vancouver
5:30-6:00 Registration and mingling
6:00-6:15 Welcome and intros
6:15-6:30 5 minute pitches from each group – who you are, where you are, what you need, how people can help
6:30-7:30 Breakout into three facilitated groups to work in detail on projects
Project: Leverage Labs
Project driver: Sara Blenkhorn
Project description: Ever imagined what could be possible when you put a group of progressive values based businesses in one room and facilitated a conversation about what is possible together? These progressive values based businesses are doing as much as they can to advance sustainable business practices, however, they are limited by what they can do alone. Together, they have the potential to do so much more. The value of the Leverage Lab is to host a facilitated dialogue that provides support to its participants in discussing challenges and finding opportunities to collaborate for leverage and velocity towards sustainability.
Looking for help with: I have been given an opportunity to work with The Natural Step to get some funding for this project and I’d really like to nail it.
Project: Team Hastings Trade Association
Project driver: Darryl Simmons
Project description: Team Hastings Trade Association’s Vision is to provide skilled trades career and business opportunities to those that face labour market challenges. Team Hastings goal is to create Red Sealed ticketed journey persons and indentured apprentices.
Looking for help with:
- What is the best way to create a team of like minded members, social enterprises and non profits?
- How to build trust and cooperation within the community?
- Getting to the next level of detail and refining our concept into something concrete.
- What is the growth/financial potential for the social enterprise sector within the skilled trades sector?
Project: Change Everything Day
Project drivers: Krisandra Reid & Mike Kang
Project description: Change Everything Day is an opportunity to bring communities together with the idea of embracing change as a good thing in life. We want people to expand their comfort zones, either by taking a big step or even just changing one small thing in their lives. Perhaps not wearing a tie to work is enough change for one person. Perhaps for someone else, this is an opportunity to make move towards a healthier lifestyle or environment. Maybe change is introducing yourself to your neighbour. Change is relative, and change is good. Embrace change; expand your comfort zones.
Looking for help with: Getting to the next level, project implementation plan, funding, volunteers, progress reporting – are all things we would like to work on and gain feedback for. In addition, we would like to gain some input from the group on what date we should finalize for our official event. We have a few dates that are currently being tossed around, each with their own pros and cons, but we highly value the collective input of a larger group in making this decision.