Category Archives: Social Innovations

Projecting Change Interview Series: Mark Brand

Two more nights of Projecting Change to GO! Which movies have you seen so far? Apart of our Projecting Change Interview Series, we had the chance to speak with restauranteur and the unofficial Mayor of Gastown, Mark Brand. Mark was so gracious to be one of our sponsors for PCFF’s closing night gala, which will be held at Portside Pub, following the screening of Girl Rising. Katie Schaeffers Schaeffers speaks to Mark about what it means to be a social entreprenuer and finds […]

Projecting Change Interview Series: Madeleine Shaw, Co-Founder of LunaPads

We speak to Madeleine Shaw, Co-Founder of LunaPads for the latest episode of the Projecting Change Interview Series. The Projecting Change Film Festival is fast approaching. Have you bought your tickets? Our Executive Director, Katie Schaeffers, speaks to Madeleine about how she started LunaPads and how her brand aims to empower women from all over the world. One of their initiative started in 2000 called Pads4Girls, committed to supporting the education (and therefore liberation) of girls. LunaPads does amazing things and definitely a change-maker […]

Projecting Change Interview Series – Michelle Lazar, Brand Experience Leader of imagine1day

This episode of Projecting Change Series, we interview Michelle Lazar, Brand Experience Leader of imagine1day. Interested in organizations that empower change? Look no further than imagine1day, a dynamic non-profit organization of change makers supporting quality education in Ethiopia. imagine1day has a goal to provide all Ethiopians with access to quality education funded free of foreign aid by 2030. How do they plan on achieving this goal? They’ve designed an innovative fundraising movement called Creatribution (hard to say, easy to do). It encourages the […]

Sponsor Profile: LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

When we think of LUSH Cosmetics, we think of organic ingredients, handmade bubble bars, and candlelit baths, and with LUSH’s commitment to look after the world we live in, we couldn’t be happier to welcome them back as a sponsor for the 2012 Projecting Change Film Festival. We’re sure you’ve all had a LUSH Bath Bomb fizzling in your tub, but have you ever taken a peek at their We Believe statements or their Green Policy? You’ll appreciate that sweet […]

Sponsor Profile: Vancity does it green

It’s our sponsors that truly make our film festival happen, and we’re excited to share with you how Vancity is involved with the Projecting Change Film Festival this year. Banking makes the world go round. We couldn’t do without it if we tried. So why wouldn’t we want to pick a bank that keeps our world healthy? With over 479,500 members entrusting them with $16.1 billion of assets, Vancity is Canada’s largest credit union. All you have to do is […]

Introducing “Global Sorority” by the Passion Foundation

Guest Blog by:  Loretta Cella, Founder, The Passion Foundation With International Women’s Day here, and so many amazing stories being told of women young and old, it gives us a wonderful opportunity to re-engage and align from a place of change. There is a remarkable trend amongst global organizations who are focusing on a more positive gender balance for a better tomorrow. Women and men around the globe are now understanding how a dynamic shift in the way women lead, […]

Tokens of Appreciation campaign launches

We’ve just launched a new fundraising campaign to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Projecting Change Film Festival. It’s called Tokens of Appreciation, and its mission is to provide access to the festival experience to people in our community. Why tokens? No paper, no tickets, no printing. Instead we give each festival attendee a token they trade for entrance to the theater at each screening. By purchasing a Token, you are not buying yourself a ticket to the festival (but […]

Projecting Change With Peace Geeks

I originally met Renee Black while conspiring on some social media plans for the Engineers Without Borders All Candidates Debate. At some point during our development conversations Renee’s most recent project, Peace Geeks came up. I was intrigued…. so of course booked Renee in for a Projecting Change interview… check out the Question & Answers below! Q: How are you projecting change? I am working with an amazing volunteer team on the start-up of a new non-profit called Peace Geeks. […]

Change Projectors 2011

A full week has passed since the conclusion of Projecting Change Film Festival 2011, and we are still in awe of all the fabulous films we’ve had the privilege of showcasing this year. Throughout the festival and beyond, we’ve received incredible praise of each and every film by our festival patrons. It’s great to hear that everyone had such a positive viewing experience and that these films have inspired many of us to action and change! In particular, this year’s […]

Live From The Festival – Projecting Change 2011

Day one of Projecting Change Film Festival was an absolute blast. We rocked off the morning with Youth Day and two sold out showings of What’s on Your Plate? and The Clean Bin Project. A definite morning highlight was watching Olympic athlete Zach Bell delivering an inspiring speech to a fixated crowd of eager young minds. 700 students exited the SFU Woodwards post films ramped up to take action and armed with Projecting Change 2011 loot bags! The atmosphere was […]