What is a Changemaker?
Changemakers are practical visionaries. They imagine new ways of being, and then act, in collaboration with others, to bring to life new ideas, systems, and relationships that benefit everyone.
Changemaker Education develops students’ capacity to create positive and purposeful social change.
Changemaker Education develops and hones students’ empathy, teamwork, collaboration, leadership, and creative problem-solving. It is brought to life through methodologies that include civic engagement, social innovation, and social entrepreneurship.
Ashoka Canada envisions a day when changemaking is embedded into the DNA of every college and university.
Highlights from the Network
Beyond Borders and Boundaries: Expanding Possibilities for the Future of Higher Education
The Exchange is Ashoka U’s annual global gathering for social impact educators. See highlights from our 2019 Exchange in San Diego, CA!
“What makes a movement?” Ashoka U Exchange 2019 keynote panel
Ashoka Fellows Saru Jayaraman, Jessica Ladd, Erica Gerrity and Rev. Jennifer Bailey discuss their work, their impact, and what it takes to build a better future.
Laurier’s team was named champion among 58 teams across Canada.
The team will represent Canada at the Enactus World Cup. Learn more about the amazing initiatives designed by WLU students.
Georgian was the first college in Canada to be designated a changemaker college by Ashoka U.
The designation falls under the Changemaker Campus program, which recognizes more than 40 colleges and universities globally that have embedded social innovation and changemaking into their culture, programming and operations.