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Born out of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Global Shapers Community is a network of 378 city-based hubs in 160 countries working together to address local, regional and global challenges.

In Vancouver, we draw from young leaders in a variety of private, public, and non-profit sectors to help solve some of our city’s biggest challenges and drive the local implementation of WEF initiatives.

The Pan-Canadian Climate Campaign

A national initiative to raise the profile of climate change, increase youth awareness and engagement ahead of the federal election, and create opportunities for storytelling and intergenerational learning to drive climate action across the country.

100 Debates on the Environment

On October 3, 2019, voters in Vancouver Granville will hear candidates’ best ideas and proposals for the environment. It will be one of over 100 debates being held in communities nationwide. The debates will demonstrate to politicians that the environment needs to be front and center this election and will reinforce polling that indicates the environment is a top issue for voters.

Media Release -2019-09-26 Vancouver Granville is part of Nation-wide “100 Debates on the Environment” program on October 3


FutureProof2030 is a program designed to identify key trends and needs for young generations in the Greater Vancouver Area as we envision what the future of our city could look like in 2030. Our goal is to leverage these views as we engage with organizations from the public and private sector, not-for-profits, and global partners to influence change and help prioritize actions that address some of the most pressing needs of our youth in the future.

The Burnout Project

An adaptive series of workshops for young people to explore themes relating to preventing and managing burnout, self-care and doing socially impactful work in challenging times.

Shaping Cascadia

Shaping Cascadia is a cross-border initiative with the Seattle Shapers Hub to bring the voices of young leaders into the business, government, education, and innovation partnerships that are stitching BC, Washington, and Oregon as a unique global economic megaregion.

Millennial Advisory Council

We formed an advisory council for Science World, working to help make Science World and STEM learning initiatives more accessible to young people.


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⁦I was wowed by ⁦@GlobalShapers⁩ from Portland, Seattle and Vancouver who convened in Seattle at the initiative of ⁦@CGBrandonLee⁩ . @ShapersVan ⁦@kennedystewart⁩ ⁦@VanEconomicCEO⁩

Great to be a part of democracy-in-action in one of the most-watched ridings in Canada! @ShapersVan put together an awesome all-candidates debate as part of the #100Debates initiative

It was a packed room with a night of great discussion! #VanGran #100D4E #cdnpoli


Thanks for joining us last night @Puglaas @Taleeb @YVR_Hanson @VoteLouise2019 for the #100debatesontheenvironment hosted by @ShapersVan . #cdnpoli #vancouvergranville https://t.co/XjjgWVnCy9

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