Build the skills employers are seeking now and graduate with mission, not just a diploma or degree
The Centre for Changemaking and Social Innovation (CCSI) provides students with many unique, hands-on experiences – both in and out of the classroom –to develop essential changemaker skills and influence positive social change in their fields. Find out how you can get involved!
Meet Charlie Changemaker
This is Charlie. Charlie is a changemaker. Charlie is recruiting.
The epic origin story
Charlie (pronouns: they/them) is Growler’s cousin. For a long time, Charlie was away, exploring the change they would like to see. Now, Charlie is back to inspire you to do the same.
When you see Charlie
Charlie is a symbol for changemaking at Georgian. Wherever you see Charlie, you’ll find changemaking.
With the help of their friends at CCSI, Charlie is recruiting to train and inspire the next wave of changemakers.
Join Charlie and Company
Connect with your campus changemakers and make shift happen!
Charlie and Co. is a student-led, co-curricular changemaking community with chapters across Georgian’s seven campuses. Charlie and Co. is for students who want a peer-supported environment that will help them explore how to design and lead positive change through the lens of the United Nations sustainable development goals.
Charlie and Co. members can activate volunteer opportunities that can be applied to co-curricular records, earn badges, and explore the tools of activism and social enterprise through hosting campus conversations and acts of changemaking.
To learn more, visit the Charlie and Company virtual headquarters.
Participate in #ChangeTheNow
Are you ready to build a region of changemakers where you live?
#ChangeTheNow is a global movement to bring together socially focused and diverse people to create the positive change they want to see.
Open to students from kindergarten to postsecondary, educators, organizations and community groups, #ChangeTheNow encourages collaboration that inspires and envisions how our communities and economies could look through tackling community problems and fostering increased well-being.
Attend Changemaker in Residency Week
Animate 21st century, in-demand soft skills
Changemaker in Residency Week (CRW) brings together students, staff, faculty and partners to explore tools, ideas and approaches to create the positive change we want to see!
CRW happens throughout week nine of every semester. It contains highly participatory workshops that encourage discussions and collaboration around the United Nations sustainable development goals.
Visit the CRW webpage to discover more about the event and upcoming dates.
Social innovation tools and resources
Get tools and resources to support your academics
Looking for collaboration tools for your team project? Interested in creating social impact with your capstones or applied assignments? Do you want tools and resources to develop a social enterprise?
CCSI has a wide range of digital and in-person tools, resources and platforms to support:
- brainstorming and ideation
- teamwork and collaboration
- empathy and communication
- flourishing social enterprise design
To explore our student resources, please send us an email.
Get in touch with our team and let’s start making change today!
Community Impact Lab (room A216)
Hours: Tuesday, noon to 4 p.m.
Community Impact Lab (room A105)
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.