Upcoming events: 4/26 Social change film school open house; 5/03 Change Through Food Systems

Two interesting events coming up for people that like to make important connections for social change. I can’t make it to the first, but hope to find out more about their program and what they can offer the nonprofit sector. The second I help organize, so maybe see you there? We’re already registered to capacity, but you can add yourself to the wait list.

Pull Focus Open House

Pull Focus Open House
April 26, 2011 | 7pm

In the spirit of grassroots social change, Pull Focus Film School brings together emerging filmmakers, activists, non-profit practitioners, and media innovators in an environment that encourages conversation, collaboration and creative engagement in social change.

The goal of Pull Focus is to empower students to tell stories they care about while raising awareness about many of the amazing and ambitious efforts that are currently being undertaken within the non-profit community.

Pull Focus celebrates its spring program with an Open House on April 26th at 306 Abbott Street in Gastown. Come experience the ‘social change’ spirit, in tandem with the exciting evolution of the local mediascape.


Change Through Food Systems

Change Through Food Systems
May 3, 2011 | 6pm

From producer to intermediaries to consumers, how can positive change happen through our food systems? We all play a part – let’s talk it out!

Join us as three unique individuals spark a conversation about food systems and have your turn to make connections to new ideas, people, and passions.

Moderator: Anthony Nicalo @tonynicolo – chef; entrepreneur; building first global map of local food @foodtree


  • Arzeena Hamir @arzeena – agrologist; coordinator for the Richmond Food Security Society; engaging diverse communities in the food security conversation
  • Herb Barbolet – food activist; researcher; author
  • Mijune Pak @followmefoodie – food blogger at Follow Me Foodie; facilitating producers and consumers in conscious engagement with food

Upcoming events: Change Through Public Spaces, Nonprofit InnovationCamp

Events that challenge you to think big, and do big. The first is a personal initiative that I’m stoked for, and the second, I’m just stoked for.

change through public spaces

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Doors at 5:30pm
Network Hub – 422 Richards Street (3rd floor)

How can public space be a vehicle for change?
How do we use public spaces? Protect public spaces? Interact with public spaces?
How should we?


Register on Meetup.com
(and to be notified of future Change Through ______ events)

CNPI Innovation Camp

March 4 and 5th, 2011
9am – 4pm
Downtown Vancouver
Registration for one or both days possible
Early registration ends Friday

A two-day “unconference” intended for those involved with or interested in the Canadian nonprofit sector. The aim is to cross-pollinate ideas and innovations in order to better serve the community.

From what I understand, the focus of this event is about bringing action to innovation. If you have an innovative idea, come here to workshop it and help get yourself to implementation.

Register through npinnovationcamp.eventbrite.com/