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)
Time: 6-9pm, doors open at 5:45pm
Cost: $5-10 suggested donation
Potluck: Please bring a healthy dish to share
This summer we’re changing things up with Field Trip Fridays!
August 18, 2017: Picnic + Play at Trout Lake
When was the last time you played? Bring a picnic item, blanket, your favorite humans and pets! We’ll explore the power of play in unleashing our creative potential.
HOW TO MEET US
Location: John Hendry Park, in the grassy area between Trout Lake Community Centre and the lake
Time: 6:30pm – till when our picnic potluck ends
Contact Number: 604-760-2227
- Please bring a healthy-ish dish to share. To reduce waste, please bring your own plate, utensils and drinks. If you are able to contribute a blanket that would be greatly appreciated.
- Dress comfortably for the weather.
- We will prepare an assortment of games and activities (e.g. tag, frisbee, etc). Let me know in your RSVP below if you have any requests or if you would like to lead an activity!
Vocal Improv with Elizabeth Stevenson
Elizabeth has been singing her whole life, and has experienced first hand the healing power of music. One of her favourite things about hosting vocal improv sessions is offering a space in which adults can get goofy! She has a background in libraries, counselling and meditation, and brings laughter and playfulness to every session.
Laughter Yoga with Crystal Lee
Crystal loves that laughter connects people of all ages and cultures. Laughter yoga has helped Crystal cope with anxiety and allowed her to be silly in a serious world. She now leads laughter yoga with students, seniors, and work teams, and organizes a weekly laughter club in Vancouver.
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
- 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, Paid for Purpose, 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