Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 17:00

Thu, December 2, 2021 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Join the Centre for Community Engaged Learning's Social Impact Lab on Activating Solidarity Economies for an interactive opportunity to learn from community organizations that prioritize environment and social objectives before profit and how they act and advocate upon values of solidarity, sharing and caring in their work. Session 3: Pitch Party will allow students and participants to propose projects to re-imagine our economy for a just, inclusive and sustainable future.

Social and solidarity economies (SSE) refer to a range of community-based organizations that prioritize social and environmental objectives over profit, use democratic/cooperative forms of worker management, act upon values of solidarity, sharing and caring, and are inclusive and rooted in the community. Many of these organizations are driven by climate action in their mission or focus on solutions for climate justice.

During the event, you'll have the opportunity to hear from groups who have planned a project to re-imagine our economy for a just, inclusive and sustainable future. At the end of the night, 4 groups will be offered funds and mentorship to pursue their projects.

Join us for an evening of collaboration, experimentation, and exploration as we bring our ideas to action to build a just, and sustainable future.

The Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) connects communities with UBC faculty and students to work on issues that impact society today.

The Social Impact Lab (SIL) aims at convening and supporting diverse stakeholders (students, staff and/or community partners) as they put their thinking into an actionable project in service of social justice.

Contact: If you have any questions, please email CCEL at