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Social Media Surgery: Hands on...

Social Media Surgery: Hands on advice & help

Back by popular...

Saturday, Jun 4, 2016
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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2016 RIA Conference: Canada’s premier...

2016 RIA Conference: Canada’s premier event for responsible investment

Join more than 300...

Monday, Jun 6, 2016
Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Workshop on Transitioning to the...

Workshop on Transitioning to the new BC Societies Act

The new BC...

Monday, Jun 6, 2016
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm

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2016 RIA Conference: Canada’s premier...

2016 RIA Conference: Canada’s premier event for responsible investment

Join more than 300...

Monday, Jun 6, 2016
Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm

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Testing Makes Perfect - How...

Testing Makes Perfect - How to Optimize Your Campaign through A/B Testing

During the 2015...

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016
Time: 5:30pm - 8:45pm

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What Your NGO Needs to...

What Your NGO Needs to Know about .NGO, .ONG, and OnGood

Presented...

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

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The Modern Slavery Act and...

The Modern Slavery Act and the changing face of Supply Chain Management

With the recent...

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

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Climate Change Impact and Community...

Climate Change Impact and Community Challenges: Local Action and Responses

Guest Speaker: Deborah...

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016
Time: 4:45pm - 7:00pm

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Canada & the Developing World...

Canada & the Developing World in 2016: Is Canada Back?

The Liberal government...

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

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Greening Your Organization: Getting Started

Greening Your Organization: Getting Started

Friday, Jun 24, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Developement Drinks - Canada as...

Developement Drinks - Canada as a model global citizen

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


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Social Media Surgery: Hands on advice & help

Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 -

Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Back by popular demand, we're planning our third Social Media Surgery this spring. Do you need a hand in learning social media and web basics, like posting photos on Facebook, writing a tweet, or updating your blog? Or maybe you have questions about how to track the clicks on your links, or use Facebook Insights? Or maybe you want to chat with someone about your social media strategy? Or maybe you’re a social media pro yourself, and want to share your experience with others? Started in the UK, the basic idea of a Social Media Surgery is that it’s an informal event where anyone in the community with questions about how to use social media (“patients”) can come and sit down with someone who is more experienced in that area (“surgeons”, aka “doctors” as we would say) and get friendly, personal advice. The event will run as a drop in. Stay for 20 minutes or stay for the full 2 hours. We'll have refreshments on hand. Click here for more information.

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Fort Tectoria
777 Fort St
Victoria, BC

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2016 RIA Conference: Canada’s premier event for responsible investment

Monday, Jun 6, 2016 - Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016

Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Join more than 300 delegates from Canada and around the world at the 2016 RIA Conference, the premier event in Canada for responsible investment professionals. The Conference takes place on June 6th and 7th at the Hyatt Regency Toronto. Delegates include financial advisors, mutual fund companies, financial institutions, investment management firms, ESG research firms, consultants, community development organizations and asset owners such as pension funds & foundations. The conference offers attendees the opportunity to network with leaders in responsible investing, to hear from ESG specialists and thought leaders and to learn about the latest issues, trends and developments in the field. Early Bird Registration ends April 30th! Early Bird discounts are now available for a limited time. Register here.

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Hyatt Regency Toronto
370 King St W
Toronto, ON M5V 1J9

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Workshop on Transitioning to the new BC Societies Act

Monday, Jun 6, 2016 -

Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm

The new BC Societies Act comes into effect on November 28th 2016 and BC non-profits have until November 28th 2018 to comply. As a result, all organizations that are incorporated under the current Society Act should be planning to complete their “transition application” and make any changes to their constitution and bylaws, by the time of their 2017 AGM.  This workshop will provide the information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition.
The workshop will be free to all BCCIC members and open to non-members at the cost of $50 per person. Space in the workshop is capped at 25 participants and priority will be given to BCCIC members.
If you wish to attend then please RSVP to dan@bccic.ca by May 30 and please make note of any dietary restrictions you may have. If you have any questions feel free to contact Dan at the previous e-mail or call on 778-706-1582.
See you there!
The BCCIC Team

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The Multimedia Room, Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3

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2016 RIA Conference: Canada’s premier event for responsible investment

Monday, Jun 6, 2016 - Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016

Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Join more than 300 delegates from Canada and around the world at the 2016 RIA Conference, the premier event in Canada for responsible investment professionals. The Conference takes place on June 6th and 7th at the Hyatt Regency Toronto. Delegates include financial advisors, mutual fund companies, financial institutions, investment management firms, ESG research firms, consultants, community development organizations and asset owners such as pension funds & foundations. The conference offers attendees the opportunity to network with leaders in responsible investing, to hear from ESG specialists and thought leaders and to learn about the latest issues, trends and developments in the field. Early Bird Registration ends April 30th! Early Bird discounts are now available for a limited time. Register here.

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Hyatt Regency Toronto
370 King St W
Toronto, ON M5V 1J9

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Open Source Circular Economy Days Vancouver

Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 -

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Open Source Circular Economy Days Vancouver is a hackathon-style event for all people interested in taking hands-on action to support a circular economy locally and globally, using transparent, open source methods.
We are collaborating as part of a global effort to exchange ideas and solutions – prototyping systems, products and designs for an Open Source Circular Economy.
Click here to register for the event.
Invitation for Challenges
Our invitation for challenges is now open. Would you like to use an open source approach to work on an idea or existing project? If yes, please post a Challenge on the OSCEdays forum. You can browse the Challenges Tag on the forum to get an idea of existing challenges from around the world! An example of a cool challenge from last year that turned into something big: Circular Textile Challenge and Circular Textile Manual
To post a challenge, please follow the directions in HOW TO Post a Challenge. Pick a channel (e.g. food, textiles, etc.) and tag it with city-vancouver. Note that you will need to create an account on the forum to post new topics and replies.
Seeking Sponsors and Partners
We are looking for sponsors and partners to help keep this event free so that we can equitably involve as many community members as possible. Do you know a business or organization that may be interested in sponsorship or in-kind support? Please review our Sponsorship Package and feel free to forward to your contacts.
Interested in Volunteering?
We are looking for volunteers to facilitate groups and help with event logistics leading up to and on the day of the event. Please let me know if you're interested. Our next planning meeting will be on April 24, exact time and location to be determined (likely in the afternoon and on Commercial Drive).
Happy eco fashion week!

Location


The HiVE #210
128 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8

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Testing Makes Perfect - How to Optimize Your Campaign through A/B Testing

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 -

Time: 5:30pm - 8:45pm

During the 2015 election, the NDP Digital team ran hundreds of A/B tests on emails and landing pages to optimize their fundraising and mobilization programs. Michael Roy, the NDP’s Digital Director during the election, will talk about what they learned from their testing and optimization program, and show you how your next campaign can use A/B testing and optimization tactics to help achieve your goals.

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AGENDA 5:30 - 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks 6:00 - 7:00 PM: Presentation 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap 7:45 - 8:45 PM: Post-event social! PRESENTER For the past two years, Michael Roy served as the first National Digital Director for Canada’s NDP. Under his leadership, the Digital department raised $7.25 million from 63,000 donors, mobilized 65,000 people to attend events across the country, and recruited over 13,000 volunteers. Michael is now a Principal at Point Blank Creative in Vancouver. Twitter: @mikleory Instagram: @mikelroy TWITTER Event hashtag: #Net2van Speaker: @mikleory Host: @Net2van Venue Sponsor: @HiveVancouver Event Sponsors: @TechSoup @NTENorg @iATSPayments @CIRAnews @onedaywebsite ACCESSIBILITY Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible. Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones. Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation. We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

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#210
128 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC

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What Your NGO Needs to Know about .NGO, .ONG, and OnGood

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 -

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Presented by: Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good Cost: Free The launch of the new .NGO and .ONG domains will change how nonprofits, charities, NGOs, and ONGs worldwide use the Internet for branding for decades to come. To help you understand how and why, this webinar will discuss in detail how the .NGO and .ONG domains and their functionality differ from the .ORG domain and present a comprehensive tour of OnGood – the new global directory of validated NGOs and ONGs. Topics include:
  • How to register the .NGO and .ONG domains
  • How to set up your NGO’s OnGood profile
  • How to accept online donations via OnGood
  • How to brand your NGO using the .NGO and .ONG domains

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Please Note: The webinar will not be recorded. If you cannot attend the webinar live due to scheduling restraints, you can still register for the webinar to receive a comprehensive set of notes that are emailed to all registrants within 24 hours after the end of the webinar. Notes are only sent to individuals that have registered for the webinar. A toll free number is not provided for the webinar, but attendees can listen to the audio presentation for free over their computer speakers or call into a phone number provided by GoToWebinar. Regional phone numbers are provided for those located in the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. For technical questions about attending the webinar, please visit GoToWebinar Customer Support.

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The Modern Slavery Act and the changing face of Supply Chain Management

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 -

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

With the recent passing of the U.K.’s Modern Slavery Act, as well as World Vision Canada’s 2016 report “Check the Chain” on slavery in Supply Chains, the issue of slavery and forced or compulsory labour in corporate supply chains has received significant attention. GCNC’s webinar, "The Modern Slavery Act and the changing face of Supply Chain Management" will discuss the Modern Slavery Act, how slavery and forced labour impacts corporate supply chains, as well as current and emerging legislation on the topic. The webinar will also explore the issues on which companies are reporting and examples of how companies are working to tackle issues in their supply chains. Webinar panelists will include Helle Bank Jorgensen, President of the Global Compact Network Canada, Andrew Wallis Founder and CEO of Unseen UK, Justine Currell Executive Director ofUnseen UK, Simon Lewchuk, Senior Policy Advisor, World Vision Canada, Christopher Burkett, Lawyer, Baker & McKenzie and Julie Yan, Director Corporate Social Compliance, Hudson’s Bay Company. Detailed bio of the panelists below. Webinar Panelists Andrew Wallis Founder and CEO of Unseen UK Andrew Wallis, OBE, FRSA, is founder and CEO of Unseen, a multi-award winning charity, working towards a world without slavery. He is the Chairman of the Working Group for the Centre for Social Justice’s landmark report: ‘It Happens Here: Equipping the United Kingdom to fight modern slavery’ which gave a comprehensive road map for government, statutory authorities and business to eradicate slavery in the UK and now acknowledged as the catalyst for the UK’s Modern Slavery Act. He advises and collaborates with statutory agencies and businesses on how to combat and eradicate modern slavery. In 2013, he won the Influencer Award from the Directory for Social Change and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Fellow of the Centre for Social Justice in recognition of his work in combatting modern slavery and human trafficking. In 2015, he was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the Eradication of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. In 2016 Unseen were selected to run the UK’s Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre. He has also worked with politicians to bring the Transparency in UK Company Supply Chains (Eradication of Slavery) Bill before Parliament and was a member of the Modern Slavery Bill Evidence Review that worked on the Modern Slavery Bill. He works internationally with NGOs and businesses to develop a coordinated response to modern slavery. A former member of the UK Government’s Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group (IDMG) on Modern Slavery and Chair of the Modern Slavery Joint Strategy Group at the UK Home Office. He is a member of the EU Civil Society Platform on Trafficking in Human Beings. Works regularly with media outlets such as BBC News; Radio 4 Today; Sky News; Local BBC News; Al Jazeera; CNN International; The Guardian; The Sunday Times; Radio 5 Live; LBC; and BBC World Service. Andrew currently also serves on the board of a number of charities. Justine Currell Executive Director, Unseen UK Justine Currell joined Unseen as Executive Director from 1 May 2016. Previously, she was the senior policy officer at the Home Office responsible for developing the Modern Slavery Act and Transparency in supply chains legislation and guidance. Simon Lewchuk Senior Policy Advisor for Sustainabe Economic Development, World Vision Canada Simon Lewchuk is the Senior Policy Advisor for sustainable economic development at World Vision Canada, an international relief, development, and advocacy organization. He explores the impact of the private sector, economic growth and trade on children and families living in poverty. Simon works to address child labour in global supply chains, engaging in dialogue with Canadian companies and leading World Vision’s policy and advocacy efforts towards supply chain transparency legislation. He is the author of World Vision's Supply chain risk report (June 2016). Chris Burkett Lawyer with Baker & McKenzie, a global law firm Chris Burkett is a lawyer with Baker & McKenzie, a global law firm. His practice is focused on dispute resolution, internal investigations, compliance program development, and related litigation. He has conducted internal investigations of compliance issues for Canadian and U.S. Corporations and their subsidiaries across multiple international jurisdictions, including Canada, the United States, Russia, India, Europe, and South America. He has experience in a broad range of compliance and dispute resolution matters, including corporate and regulatory investigations, compliance program development, human rights due diligence, and related litigation. He has appeared on behalf of his clients before a variety of tribunals, at all levels of trial court, and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. He has also written and spoken widely on global corporate human rights compliance & litigation, including for the Guardian Newspaper, the UN Global Compact (see: UN GC Framework for Business and the Rule of Law), the Thomson Reuters Trust Women Conference (2014/15), UN Global Compact +15 Europe, American Bar Association (2015), and in the Financial Times. In partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, he recently helped launch the Stop Slavery Award for corporate performance in eliminating modern-day slavery. Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chris was a Crown Prosecutor at the Ministry of the Attorney General, where he was the lead counsel in numerous trials. Julie Yan Lawyer with Baker & McKenzie, a global law firm Julie Yan is the Director of Corporate Social Compliance for the Hudson’s Bay Company. She is responsible for the ethical sourcing policy and process for all banners within the Hudson's Bay Company. This includes working with suppliers in helping them achieve compliance and support positive impacts in the communities where HBC does business. Julie's other responsibilities include overseeing the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy and process for all banners in Canada. Helle Bank Jorgensen President, Global Compact Network Canada Building on a background as a Business Lawyer and a State Authorized Public Accountant, Helle brings 25 years of experience advising global companies and investors within Corporate Responsibility and Reporting. Helle has extensive experience providing strategic and operational guidance to all functions within an organization, including advising at the C-suite and board level. Helle was the creator of the world's first LCA-based environmental account, the world's first integrated report, and is the principal organizer for the CEO/Investor-network for Business Ethics and Non-Financial Reporting. She has led the CDP-report of the S&P 500 and Improvement of DJSI ranking and investor communication for global and US companies. She has led PricewaterhouseCoopers’s Sustainability and Climate Change practices in Europe and the US, hereof 11 years as a partner. Since 2012 she has run an independent consulting practice, B. Accountability to advise global businesses on strategic issues and how to effectively embed sustainability into all business operations and reporting. In 2013, she was also asked to build and lead the Global Compact Network Canada, and has grown the number of signatories by 125% to more than 150 Canadian companies. As the Canadian chapter of the United Nations Global Compact, the GCNC is dedicated to assisting over 150 Canadian organizations with the advancement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact in Canada. In 2014, Helle was chosen as one of 12 Global Facilitators for UN Global Compact Board Programme. Helle is also the Chairwoman of eRevalue, the tech company who build Datamaran™. She is a speaker and author of thought-leading articles and books and has served on multiple boards, including the Cornerstone Capital Global Advisory Council, Future-Fit Business Benchmark Release Council, and at the Audit & Finance Committee for International IDEA. Helle is also one of the seven people in the world and the first in North America to have passed the GRI G4 Exam.

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Climate Change Impact and Community Challenges: Local Action and Responses

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 -

Time: 4:45pm - 7:00pm

Guest Speaker: Deborah Harford, Executive Director of ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team) The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across Canada. Ms. Harford will discuss these impacts and others that scientists believe will affect communities in the Lower Mainland.  She will also present ways that individuals, businesses, local organizations and municipal governments can address these effects to achieve a different climate for our region in the future.  

Please register by Monday, June 15, 2016.

Program

Guests to be seated by 4:45 p.m. Presentation and Interview, to be followed by a dialogue with the audience – 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Reception – 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

About Deborah Harford: Deborah Harford is the Executive Director of ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team), based at the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University. A member of the first cohort of students in SFU’s innovative Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue, she is a lifelong environmentalist and passionate communicator. Deborah was appointed as a Climate Solutions Fellow in June 2015. Deborah’s work with ACT has gained her international recognition as a resource for those seeking information on climate change adaptation and practical coping strategies.

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Ismaili Centre Burnaby
4010 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1G8

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Canada & the Developing World in 2016: Is Canada Back?

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 -

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Liberal government under Justin Trudeau has promised to get Canada back on the global stage. In pursuit of this objective, key pillars of Canadian foreign policy, including trade (e.g. Trans-Pacific Partnership consultations), international assistance (IAR) and defence, are being reviewed. Aniket Bhushan, Adjunct Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University and Principal Investigator at the Canadian International Development Platform will present highlights from the "Canada in the Developing World: Data Report 2016" and unpack how Canada engages with developing countries from the perspective of aid, trade, investment, migration and remittances. The discussion will reflect on Canada's role in realising the Sustainable Development Goals and policy opportunities and engagement ideas in order to contribute to the ongoing International Assistance Review (IAR) process. The event will provide a venue for critically examining the pillars within the IAR policy document. Capture

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SFU Harbour Centre - Room HC7000
515 W Hastings St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3

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Greening Your Organization: Getting Started

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 -

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This one-day workshop provides an introduction to the practice of organizational sustainability and the necessary resources and best practices for implementing sustainability goals into your office, company or organization.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Review the key sustainability concepts that are the building blocks for bringing greater sustainability into your organization.
  • Describe the benefits of adopting sustainability goals and practices in the workplace, i.e., what are the drivers for change? i.e., reducing carbon emissions (in buildings and transportation), reducing waste, using fewer resources, demonstrating ethical business practices, creating social and economic impact, and building a reputation as a sustainability leader.
  • Distinguish between deep greening and greenwashing and shades in between in organizations and why it is important to know the difference between the two
  • Identify a range of measurement tools and platforms that generate sustainability impacts in four key areas – water, energy, transportation and waste.
  • Review the typical challenges and barriers to greening your organization and strategies to address these.
  • Review how other organizations have applied “greening” goals, strategies and ideas and analyze how these can be applied in you own organization.
  • Reflect on how you will develop a strategy for implementing sustainability goals in your organization.
Instructor: Wesley Regan was the Executive Director for Canada's first social innovation Business Improvement Area (BIA) from 2011 to 2015 and is currently the City of Vancouver's Planner for Community Economic Development. Co-founder of a local Green Tech firm and founding director of the Vancouver Urban Farming Society, Wes served on the City of Vancouver's Greenest City Action Plan Small Business Advisory Council and has been recognized for his leadership in green entrepreneurship (Recipient of the Vancity Good Money Venture Impact Challenge Award and the SFU President's Award for Leadership in Sustainability). Wesley is currently completing a Master’s in Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University.
Fee: $ 393.75

Do you have a discount code? Be sure to input it upon registration as no discounts will be applied retroactively.


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Wosk Centre for Dialogue - Room 470
580 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6

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Developement Drinks - Canada as a model global citizen

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 -

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Are you interested in international development?

In discussing innovative and strategic ways to alleviate poverty?

In meeting people with similar interests and passions, and engaging in meaningful conversations?

If so, come join us for Development Drinks at Yagger’s!

This nights theme will focus on the question currently being asked by EWB's NavCircle team: NavCircle Question: What impact areas might the EWB community (i.e. chapters, alumni, fellows etc.) take on, accelerate, and/or intensify to make Canada a model global citizen? The NavCircle is a committee of folks who are helping the organization have conversations around EWB’s big problems. One of them is how we switch from being an organization that focused on change in Africa, to being one that is inclusive of change in Canada and globally. Come join us for a short presentation followed by group discussion.

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Yagger's Downtown Restaurant
433 W Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1V2

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