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Design for Change is a four-week UX Design Challenge for university and college students across Canada aimed at shifting social transformation toward greener behaviour and sustainable practices. Design for Change is
Design for Change is a four-week UX Design Challenge for university and college students across Canada aimed at shifting social transformation toward greener behaviour and sustainable practices.
Design for Change is a great opportunity to hone your skills and direct your talents towards a great cause! Think about how human behaviour has led us to where we are – how might we harness that behaviour for a positive change in the way we interact with and relate to our environment? Students will learn, create and be part of the transformational force that maximize usability and user experience towards sustainable practices and drive ecological impact.
The Challenge Statement: How might we create social transformation that shifts users towards greener behaviour and sustainable practices?
As a participant, you will also have access to insights and mentorship from industry leaders with workshops and personalized touch points throughout the challenge – no prior UX experience required! On top of that, participants will get the chance to compete for prizes!
1 (Lundi) 7:00 pm - 27 (Samedi) 6:00 pm
Laurier University's UX Design Program
Diversity and inclusion are both fundamental to a more inclusive society, where all Canadians are able to participate and thrive. Canada is home to diverse women with a rich linguistic, ethnic
Diversity and inclusion are both fundamental to a more inclusive society, where all Canadians are able to participate and thrive.
Canada is home to diverse women with a rich linguistic, ethnic and multicultural diversity. This includes newcomers, immigrants and refugee women of color who have chosen Canada as their home. The journeys to their settlement are stories of hope, resilience and promise but have recently been marred by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has impacted Black women and women of colour the most, disrupting their careers and their ability to contribute to the workforce. The pandemic has also shed a spotlight on all inequities and exacerbated the already longstanding systemic barriers through the glare of systemic racism, gender inequalities and related inequities in employment, income, healthcare, housing, family and resources. Recent research has also found that Black women and women of colour were more likely to be laid off or furloughed, while working mothers were picking up more of the childcare and household responsibilities.
Despite these harsh trajectories, these women have time and again triumphed with resilience. Resilience has been interwoven in their journey as they navigate their dreams and aspirations through cultures and social processes, and advocate their rights often governed by gender inequality and everyday discrimination. This is the norm for most racialized women. History is witness to their resilience and perseverance, enduring challenging times while reinforcing their faith in compassion and humanity and keeping hopes alive for a better world. The recent global movements spotlighting Black Lives Matter have renewed calls for justice, equality and diversity, but there remains a gap in women’s representation in shaping the conversation, sharing their diverse perspectives and inspiring other racialized women. The Black History Month presents an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Black women in Canada who have molded the future of a multicultural Canada.
The Diverse Women of Canada: Stories of Resilience event is a testament to the resilience of racialized women and aims to celebrate racialized newcomer, immigrant and refugee women who form an integral demographic in Canada’s population. The event organized by Skills for Change and supported by the Government of Canada, will bring together 20 women from diverse backgrounds to acknowledge their remarkable journeys highlighting thematic topics on empowerment, leadership, equality, employment, education, entrepreneurship and mental health and wellbeing. The event will provide a reliable and safe knowledge sharing platform where women will share their authentic stories, be heard, highlight challenges unique to women of colour and build a community that fosters integrated thinking and develops innovative approaches to tackling challenges such as racism, microaggressions in the workplace, systemic bias, discrimination and related inequalities. The event also provides the chance to build solidarity, seize opportunities to reshape narratives and to rebuild a fairer, more equitable, inclusive and resilient recovery that celebrates Canada’s growing diversity.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the event will be held on 9 March 2021 with the objective to promote intercultural understanding of Black women and women of colour while celebrating their unique heritage and culture in respective ways, creating more awareness about Canada’s diverse and inclusive society. Through the event we hope to inspire more women to emerge as leaders and to mobilize support for their further integration in the Canadian economy, raising awareness of the unique challenges they face, and work towards enabling societal behavioral changes through an enlightened mindset and create a network of respect. These inclusive and equitable outcomes are essential to ensure that racialized women are not left behind as Canada continues to embark on rebuilding better.
The event running from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. will be broadcast virtually via pheedloop, streamed and shared on different social media platforms, including YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. It will be preceded by a two-hour networking session providing for deeper engagements between participants. A subsequent multimedia campaign will profile the stories of 20 racialized women, their achievements, lessons learned, resilience and journey of overcoming obstacles only unique to Black women and women of colour.
Join us on March 9 to celebrate the stories of resilience of Black women and women of colour, their heritage and applaud their accomplishments while uplifting all racialized women with a message of hope, recovery, reconciliation, peace and unity to progress as a multicultural and inclusive Canada.
Diversity Women of Canada: Stories of Resilience: “This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.”, “Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada”.
(Mardi) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Skills for Change416 662 2450
Connecture Canada will be continuing a monthly Entrepreneurs' Market. These events will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. There will be networking private sessions opportunities as well, so
Connecture Canada will be continuing a monthly Entrepreneurs’ Market. These events will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
There will be networking private sessions opportunities as well, so the participants can interact and learn more about the products and services offered.
This online event will take place Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST.
If you would like to be an exhibitor, please send us your company’s business details (name, email, website, social media pages, slogan) logo’s, a short paragraph about your company that you would like to include in the marketing of your booth.
Our email address: email@example.com
(Mercredi) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Connecture CanadaMaria Sol Cano 1030 Kamato Ave
About this Event This Amplify Live Pitch will focus on entrepreneurial women from across the globe. This pitch series has been built out of lessons learned from 100 pitch events held live
About this Event
This Amplify Live Pitch will focus on entrepreneurial women from across the globe.
This pitch series has been built out of lessons learned from 100 pitch events held live and on Zoom since 2016. Our goal for Amplify is to provide enhanced visibility for pitching startups from across the globe.
What to expect:
– Five startups that are either ready to launch or have recently launched will join us on the livestream stage.
– They will have 3 minutes to pitch their startup and gain valuable feedback on their pitch structure and delivery from Volition’s pitch coaches.
– As with our other pitch events, you can expect high-quality pitch tips and engagement–as the audience, we welcome you to share your thoughts and questions for the pitchers and pitch coaches.
LIVESTREAM STARTS @ 11:00 AM PST | 2:00PM EST | 7:00PM GMT
LENGTH: 90 minutes..
Interested in Pitching? Pitch spots for this event is for companies that are…
– Majority women-owned and/or a majority of the executive team is made up of women.
– Ready to launch or have recently launched.
– Building an investor or competition pitch (or similar).
– Looking for brand awareness and amplification.
Pitch applications will be accepted until 10PM PST March 17th: https://forms.gle/ByDiCx2hjyE7nucr9
Who’s on the panel?
– Melanie Ewan: Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Volition (host)
Words from past attendees:
“Thanks for hosting a really great event today in Amsterdam! I’ve attended many many pitch events and I thought today’s was in its own class as far as comfortable environment and constructive feedback for the pitchers.” – Kelly Adam
“I really enjoyed the event and found it incredibly useful. I was actually pitching for my non profit again [the next weekend] and won an award which includes a cash prize for the organisation, and I think the feedback I got from the Volition event was really instrumental in helping me improve my pitch for that. So thank you!!” – Women’s Pitch Night Amsterdam runner-up
“I‘m really thankful to have had the opportunity to pitch at Volition Pitch Nights because that really changed the course of my pitching career. I never thought I would be so comfortable pitching. I definitely recommend the pitch nights to every entrepreneur!” – Andrei Matei, Founfer of Robbox
(Mercredi) 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PST