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
November 15, 2017: Art Celebration – Light up your dreams & visions with candle collages
This is a special hands-on art workshop and 2 year anniversary party for the SIGroup. Please register on Eventbrite so we may prepare supplies.
Let’s celebrate successes and share gratitude by creating an inspiring collage on a candle to light up your dreams and visions. Let your hands guide you in this creative process and connect with your creative-self by sharing inspirational adventures since you joined the SIGroup.
Facilitator, Paola Quiros, is queer mestiza latinx living in the unceded Coast Salish territories in Canada. She is a trained journalist, self-taught artist, emergent writer, and dreamer. Art and words have allowed her to heal, create and envision new paths. Art has been a tool to find her voice in the diaspora and open a closet locked for years of internalized homo/lesbo/transphobia and misogyny. She wants to share her journey with others by facilitating art based workshops and inviting other hands to connect with their center of creation.
Your $10 registration fee will include supplies to create a decorative candle to take home. RSVP to save your seat.
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
- Kathleen Lane, Kathleen Lane Management Consulting, on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and workplace health
- 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