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Nov 17, 2017
We For She

The 2017 WE FOR SHE Forum will be one of North America’s largest gatherings of women’s organizations, companies, experts, business leaders, advocates and young women. Our goal is to advance equality and grow the provincial economy by championing gender diversity in leadership as a business imperative. Now in its fourth year, this year’s forum will build on […]

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Nov 15, 2017
Social Impact Learning and Support Group

Change isn’t always easy, fast or simple. That’s why we’re here for each other. Since 2015, participants of our open community have supported each other’s pursuit of social impact. Together, we have celebrated exciting career opportunities, new friendships, practical help for local projects, as well as inspiration during personal and professional transitions. We come from […]

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Nov 09, 2017
Measure What Matters 101

BDC and Thriving Vancouver – a project of the Vancouver Economic Commission – are pleased to present the Measure What Matters 101 Workshop. This workshop is designed to help Vancouver businesses measure their impact by performing an audit of their business practices in areas related to: governance employee engagement social responsibility environmental footprint Participants will be given […]

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Oct 26, 2017
Calling Vancouver’s Aspiring Radical Doers

Do you have a radical idea brewing? Luckily you live in Vancouver where there’s an ever-growing list of people and organizations to support creative changemakers. One of those organizations is RADIUS SFU. This month, Tamara Connell, lead educator at RADIUS, will tell us about RADIUS’s Ventures and Fellowship Programs, which help accelerate local social ventures […]

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Oct 25, 2017
Building Sustainable Communities: Taking Action

Do you want want to help create a sustainable Vancouver? Are you looking for a place to meet community leaders, organizations, and fellow peers that want to make a difference? We have the event for you! IdeasXChange is excited to present Building Sustainable Communities: Taking Action. Come out and see how community organizations have approached sustainability […]

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Oct 25, 2017
Shaping Resiliency: A Summit on Resilience and Vancouver’s Future

On October 25, 2017, the Vancouver City Planning Commission (VCPC), in collaboration with the City of Vancouver, 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), and Simon Fraser University’s Public Square,will host a high-level invitational summit on resilience and the future of our city. We are holding this invitational event to encourage dialogue among thought leaders, experts and influencers from the public, […]

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Oct 19, 2017
Sustainability Insights & Certifications Workshop

Choosing & leveraging sustainable tourism certifications: Creating new value with your business values! With the number of certification schemes for tourism businesses available, it can be difficult to select the certification(s) best for you and it can be confusing to the visitor. Pursuing certification is also a significant commitment. Learn more about sustainability certifications available and […]

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Oct 18, 2017
Social Impact Learning and Support Group

Change isn’t always easy, fast or simple. That’s why we’re here for each other. Since 2015, participants of our open community have supported each other’s pursuit of social impact. Together, we have celebrated exciting career opportunities, new friendships, practical help for local projects, as well as inspiration during personal and professional transitions. We come from […]

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Oct 17, 2017
Radical Generosity with SheEO

Join The University Women’s Club Vancouver and SheEO for an evening of Radical Generosity at Hycroft! In honour of Radical Generosity Week, the UWCV has partnered with SheEO to celebrate local female entrepreneurs and inspire women within the community to activate and help transform the way we support women-led Ventures. At this event, you’ll have the opportunity […]

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Oct 17, 2017
Retooling Community Energy

CEKAP aims to improve data-driven decisions and the use of decision-support tools within community energy planning and local policymaking. As part of the project, we are hosting a half-day workshop to share expertise and seek feedback from practitioners on community energy decision support tools The workshop will explore three questions: What analytical tools are currently […]