What is ChangeCamp?
ChangeCamp is an event format, an open community and a set of tools and ideas designed to give citizens and governments the ability to work collaboratively in new ways to make change and to better address real-world challenges in our communities.
The ChangeCamp community is focused on two goals:
- helping governments become more open, transparent, participatory, innovative, efficient and effective
- helping citizens become more connected to each other around their civic passions in the place they call home
A ChangeCamp event is a participatory and web-enabled face-to-face event that brings together citizens, policy-makers, technologists, design-thinkers, change agents and media creators to answer questions like:
“How do we re-imagine government and citizenship in the age of participation?”
The ChangeCamp community seeks to encourage non-partisan public participation enabled by new forms of communication. It does so by combining face-to-face events and online community-generated media to encourage dialogue and action.
ChangeCamps have taken place in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Edmonton and Halifax, with more being organized in places all across Canada.
ChangeCamp.ca is home to a national community of community organizers across Canada who care about making positive change happen in the places they call home.
Host a ChangeCamp
Thinking about hosting a ChangeCamp in your community? We’re here to help. Contact ChangeCamp.ca at firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected to advice, tools and other resources. You can learn about past ChangeCamp events, how they were created and what they produced by visiting the blog or the ChangeCamp wiki.