Third Annual

Changemaker Education Research Forum

September 17 – 18, 2022

Online and Onsite: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Hosted By:

ashoka canada

Ashoka Canada and Ashoka U are thrilled to co-convene our third Changemaker Education Research Forum (CERF), held in conjunction with the International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia in September 2022.

We invite proposals and attendees from across and beyond the Changemaker Campus network and look forward to expanding the scope of our conversations across borders! The Changemaker Education Research Forum welcomes practitioners and scholars eager to share their stories and insights about the practical applications of their research.

The 2022 Research Forum will take place as a hybrid event, offering participants the option to join us virtually or in-person in Halifax!


The Changemaker Education Research Forum (CERF) brings together practitioners and scholars from around the world to enhance the knowledge base of social innovation and changemaking.

Our focus is to create the conditions for deeper collaboration and knowledge-sharing amongst the Changemaker network and beyond tapping into valuable insights from Ashoka Fellows, academics, researchers, Change Leaders, university staff and students. The theme for 2022 falls across two core streams; Impact of Changemaker (Social Innovation) Education and Cultural, Geopolitical and Structural Barriers to Social Innovation.

CERF was initially launched by Ashoka Canada in 2020, previously the Canadian Changemaker Education Research Forum (C-CERF) and has now grown into a global gathering hosted by Ashoka U and Ashoka Canada.



Stream 1:

The Impact of Changemaker (Social Innovation) Education


Wray Irwin (University of Northampton) and Matthew T.A Nash (Duke University)


Stream 2:

Cultural, Geopolitical, and Structural Barriers to Social Innovation


Athena Madan and Robert Mittelman (Royal Roads University) and Kenny Panza (Ashoka Canada)



Registration for the Changemaker Education Research Forum opens on June 30th, 2022.

More information regarding registration coming soon!

Special thanks to RBC

RBC Foundation

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