Changemaker Conversations

The Changemaker Conversations Project is a space for generative dialogue, meaningful connection and inspiration.

In partnership with Trico Changemakers Studio, Calgary Foundation is bringing together community members and partners to have conversations on various social and environmental challenges.

We believe that everyone is a changemaker and that by sharing our stories, experience and knowledge, we activate and inspire the work of social change. Our intention is that these conversations will inspire new ways of knowing, being and doing and will engage our head, heart and hands in the work of changemaking.

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Upcoming Changemaker Conversations

February 22, 2024 | 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

calgary reads – a story of change and possibility: from grassroots movement making to letting go and scaling up

FEATURING: Stacey Pinney

Listen alongside Steacy Pinney as she tells the tale of how one local organization’s legacy lives on. Learn about the ‘Dandelion Wager’  – an innovative strategy to address succession, sustainability and scale. Community change efforts need to be dynamic and adaptable. This story’s moral is that a more equitable and resilient future for young readers is possible and so is distributed leadership where unusual partners come together to own a challenge, to work in new ways and collaborate strategically to redesign the systems that must work better to support children.

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March 7, 2024 | 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Allyship: Defining your role in advocacy and creating inclusive spaces for all.


Rooted in the work of anti-racism and removing systemic barriers, Hagir Sail joins us from Calgary African Community Collective, a Black-led, non-profit in Calgary, to share her work in bridging system gaps and advocating for the inclusion of African Canadians within our society. This conversation will offer a systems change approach to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and will highlight some initial practices and techniques to guide participants on their allyship journey, while creating safe and inclusive spaces for all.

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