Kind Co. was a unique workshop dedicated to the art of designing, building, and growing social enterprises! The best and brightest minds in business and philanthropy in Vancouver convened to speak about the fundamental importance social entrepreneurship could play in all of our futures. Speakers included Michael Moll from My Green Space and Jordan Birch from SPUD, with panelists Jeff Hemmett from Spring U, David Eby, MLA Vancouver-Point Grey, and Peony Au from 7dayringproject. They captivated and engaged the audience of 60 young adults, offering inspiration and valuable advice to grow their ideas. Stay tuned for our next workshop!
On March 15 2016, Generocksity hosted their second independent workshop, filling the Simon K.Y Lee Global Lounge to full capacity. Generocksity hosted several young and notable philanthropists who discussed how they started their own initiatives and important tips for anyone wanting to get involved with a charitable project. The event opened with Jessica Bind, the Director of Development at The Obakki Foundation. The main feature of the evening was a speaker panel including Christina Wong (Vancouver Street Store), Veronica Bylicki (Common Energy), Jay Singh (AMS Food Bank) and Rebecca Foley (Seva). The event concluded with a fascinating presentation by Dr. Lara Aknin, who's acclaimed research focuses on how humans are naturally wired to be charitable. This very successful event engaged over 60 young adults and fostered many conversations about philanthropy and how to take action.
In November 2015, Generocksity hosted their first independent workshop, filling the Simon K.Y Lee Global Lounge to full capacity. Generocksity hosted several young and notable philanthropists who discussed their connection to the workshop's theme; From Passion to Purpose. The event opened with Kat Norris of Indigenous Action Movement who introduced us to her people’s land and explored the role that trauma plays in building passion. The main feature of the evening was a speaker panel including Leigh Boyle (Lipstick Project), James Cohen (Party Well), Adit Abit (SSIYA) and Peter Wanyenya (moderator), which engaged with the audience on how to build a sustainable philanthropic initiative through tangible and actionable advice. The event concluded with a call to action by Generocksity’s Zeke Blumenkrans. This very successful event engaged over 50 young adults and fostered many conversations about philanthropy and how to take action.
In September 2015 Generocksity was honoured to speak at the Ashkoka Foundation's inaugural UBC Changemaker Showcase at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. Speaking on a panel with some of Canada's most influential young change-makers, a Generocksity representative was able to discuss the importance of philanthropy within Generation Y and what steps must be taken in order to most effectively cultivate more young change-makers in the future.
In March 2015 Generocksity was provided with the opportunity to address a sold out audience of over 300 young adults at the Sauder School of Business, as part of the inaugural UBC Social Enterprise Conference. Speaking alongside some of the most influential social entrepreneurs in the world, Generocksity representatives were able to convey the importance of incorporating philanthropy into the lives of young adults and how corporate social responsibility is revolutionizing the way in which businesses function.
In January 2015, Generocksity had the privilege to present a workshop as a Highlighted Project at UBC's most prestigious student conference, The Student Leadership Conference. The Generocksity representatives spoke about the critical steps to creating a successful philanthropic project as well as general tips that have helped Generocksity successfully engage young adults. This workshop resulted in Generocksity receiving the prestigious "Best of Highlighted Projects" Award at the closing ceremonies of the conference.