Think you can change the world? We do too.
At Georgian, we believe small acts can lead to big change. Grassroots efforts can turn into large-scale movements. Ideas can spark innovations that make our communities and planet greener, healthier, safer, stronger and more inclusive.
And Charlie & Co. is the way to do it at Georgian.
Charlie & Co. is a student-led co-curricular community supported out of the Centre for Changemaking and Social Innovation. Partnered with GCSA, Charlie & Co. has chapters across Georgian's seven campuses. The goal of Charlie & Co. is to support passionate students like you, in exploring opportunities to practise Changemaking during your time at Georgian.
Charlie & Co.provides opportunities and training for students interested in volunteerism, activism, and social innovations that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We start with helping you understand the root causes to the problems that the UN Sustainable Development Goals are addressing, then help you explore solutions through the art of 'Compelling Conversations' and initiatives that align to the Volunteer, Activist and Social Innovator Changemaker Pathways.
Student members of Charlie & Co. earn additional Innovation Capital which can be used to attend Premium Event Opportunities like the AshokaU Exchange and the Social Enterprise World Forum every year.
Charlie & Co. is about supporting you to graduate with mission not just a diploma or degree. It is about connecting to other like-mind students, and helping you to gather the knowledge and resources to make change happen!
Charlie Bear (They/Them) is our symbol for Changemaking at Georgian. Charlie, is a cousin of Growler (Georgian's Mascot), who had previously ventured off sometime ago to explore not only themselves but the world at large. When Georgian became Canada's first, and only AshokaU Changemaker College, Charlie returned home to share with students, staff, faculty and partners what they had learned about making positive change in the world.