The Transformation Storytelling Fellowship is an initiative under Community Foundations of Canada’s Transformation work. Its purpose is to mobilize young people to bring an equitable and intergenerational lens into storytelling, with the goal of enabling systems transformation.
The Fellowship is made possible thanks to the generous support of Canada Life, RBC Foundation, and Propel Impact.
Storytelling For Systems Transformation
The stories we tell often shape the change we create. Through the Transformation Storytelling Fellowship, we’re exploring the narratives within the following themes:
- Inclusive social infrastructure
- Emerging technologies for better futures
- Revisioning and reimagining
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Meet the Fellows
Inda seeks to understand the power of story for transformation. Her fellowship is guided by the question, “how can stories help move us toward a more equitable and just tomorrow?” Read more about Inda.
Njoki works with curiosity, imagination, and introspection as tools for transformation. Her fellowship is guided by the question, “What else is possible?” Read more about Njoki.
Ayusha explores empathy and human connection in storytelling for transformation. Her fellowship was guided by the question, “How can we truly see each other?” Read more about Ayusha.
Systems Transformation Model
How does storytelling play a role in systems transformation? This model shows the pillars and purpose that guide our work and how pathways like narrative shifting can help transform systems.
Social infrastructures are the hearts and souls of cities.
They’re the spaces, platforms and networks that allow residents to gather and build shared lives, collaborate across differences, and weave social cohesion. This series of stories explore practical examples of inclusive social infrastructures that embed principles of Truth and Reconciliation, as well as decolonization in their design.
A Gathering Place Where Love Grows Read more
Weaving Cohesion Through Inclusive Social Infrastructure Read more
Turning A Commitment to Truth & Reconciliation Into Action Read more
Web3 technologies represent an opportunity to shift power, value, and ownership
Emerging technologies, such as AI, or applications built on blockchain technologies intend to democratize the ownership and governance of information, as well as the networks and funds linked to them. These web3 technologies, as they are popularly known, represent an opportunity to shift power, value, and ownership away from centralized mega-institutions and towards creators and users. The blogs below explore how that philanthropy can benefit from or contribute to emerging technologies.
What Else Is Possible? Read more
Slow Study Storytelling Series: Imagination and Dreaming as Technologies of Transformation Read more
Slow Study Storytelling Series: Generative Inquiry As A Tool for Systems Transformation Read more
Slow Study Storytelling Series: We Are Transformed By What We Seek To Transform Read more
Storytelling is a powerful tool to help us envision and imagine a more livable, pleasurable, equitable futures.
The pieces below explore the transformation we need, helping us re-imagine and re-vision the world we want to live in, and help shape for future generations to inherit.