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 diverse backgrounds ranging from sustainability to social development, entrepreneurship, health, fashion, technology, and more. We are united by a desire to connect authentically and to support each other by sharing knowledge, skills, and resources.
What to Expect:
- Potluck: Thanks to everyone’s participation, we always have a delicious, co-created meal!
- Group Dialogue: Each month a community member kickstarts a group dialogue by sharing a personal story or skill in the realm of social impact. Past topics have included risk-taking, networking from the heart, finding meaningful work, imposter syndrome, self care, graphic facilitation, and others.
- Ask/Offer Circle: Participants take turns to make an ask and/or offer. It’s always amazing to see what we can make happen as a group!
Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Location: HiVE Kitchen & Lounge (210-128 West Hastings)
Cost: $5-10 suggested donation
Potluck: Please bring a healthy dish to share
October 18, 2017: UN Sustainable Development Goals: What can we do as individuals?
In September 2015, the United Nations voted unanimously to adopt the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and called on all sectors of society to take action on the goals. The Goals present a vision for a safe, just and equitable future, where prosperity is shared, human potential is realized and all living things can thrive. No matter how compelling the vision, the Goals can seem overwhelming; as individuals, we may ask ourselves how our actions matter.
In this session, we will explore how each of us can contribute to achieving the goals through our personal and professional actions. We will also explore some of the challenges that we encounter and share ideas for overcoming them.
This month’s conversation starter is Kathleen Lane.
Kathleen Lane, MBA, combines a passion for wellbeing and sustainability with expertise in strategic planning to support organizations as they work toward creating a future where people, communities and ecosystems are thriving. Building on her background in management and population health, Kathleen uses tools such as systems analysis, design methods and evaluative thinking to help businesses and social-sector organizations clarify strategic goals, build management capacity and align strategy and culture to improve organizational efficiency and create outstanding workplaces.
What people are saying:
“Safe space created was awesome.”
“I met the nicest people!”
“These 2 hours gave me the needed reflection in a busy schedule.”
“The event you put together is the best “networking” (I hate that word) event that I’ve ever been to.”
“I appreciate being with the creative, caring and authentic people of the SIGroup. I draw strength, ideas, inspiration and motivation from these get togethers.”
RSVP to save your seat
- Kim Carmichael on money, assets, and sufficiency
- Elizabeth Stevenson on vocal improv
- Julia Thiessen on wildcrafting and urban foraging
- Andee Pittman on co-design for engagement, equity, and sustainability
- Ileana Costrut on recognizing and working through fear
- Laura Cuthbert, Kudoz, on bringing yourself to work
- Miranda Maslany on graphic facilitation
- Katie Stewart, SAD Mag & HiVE, on risk-taking and knowing when to take the plunge
- Annika Reinhardt, Talent Collective, on finding your path to meaningful work
- Sarah Shandl, Dreamers + Doers, on building amazing things by connecting and collaborating
- Sarah Wall, Body Mind Spirit, on meditation and abundance mindset
- Maya Goodwill, HiVE Vancouver, on the imposter syndrome
- Chris Schuchmann on networking from the heart
- Joey Liu, The Food Connection, on community engagement & meaningful connections through vulnerability & authenticity
- Crystal Lee, Beyond Maybe, on slowing down