Inclusion in Passive House - Vancouver, Canada


Wed 30 Oct 2019 1:30 – 3:30
Kuzco Lighting, 112 E 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1J5, Canada

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Join us for our quarterly ‘Inclusion in Passive House’ event for a fun evening of networking with other women and gender diverse people in the industry.  

This event is open to all self-identified women and non-binary people. We welcome folks who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, folks with disabilities, and other areas of marginalization. If this does not reflect you, please see our events calendar for a wide range of other local events we'd love to see you at!

October's event features Tesicca Truong 張慈櫻 (she/her), an intersectional city builder, sustainability activist, and serial change-maker. Tesicca has co-founded a number of initiatives including the Vancouver School Board's Sustainability Conference, currently in its 7th year and more recently, CityHive. CityHive is a non-profit on a mission to transform the way that young people are involved in the planning, design, and decision-making in their cities and communities.

Tesicca Truong will share her journey and experiences so far as young, racialized women fighting to create intergenerational and intersectional spaces with in the city building and environmental sustainability areas. Her story will be followed by an open dialogue to explore our dominant and marginalized identities and how they impact our personal and professional lives. This is an invitation to share your experiences in the industry, and potential solutions for bringing more justice, equity and diversity into the workplace. We'll end by sharing some thoughts from the discussion, then enjoy some food, drinks, and networking!

Speaker Bio:

Tesicca Truong 張慈櫻 is a sustainability activist, a serial changemaker, and an engagement innovator. Her passions lie at the intersection of youth empowerment, citizen engagement and resilience building. She kick-started Vancouver Youth4Tap, a city-wide movement to promote tap over bottled water, chaired the inaugural Vancouver School Board Sustainability Conference, and most recently co-founded CityHive, a non-profit on a mission to transform how young people are involved in the planning and decision-making in their cities. She has served on the Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force, the Simon Fraser Student Society, SFU Senate, and on Minister Heyman's Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council. For her work, she was awarded both the President’s Leadership in Sustainability Award from SFU and Vancouver’s Greenest City Leadership Award. Tesicca has also been named on Corporate Knight’s Top 30 Sustainability Leaders under 30 in 2016, the North American Association for Environmental Education’s Top 30 under 30 in 2016.

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
Time: 6.00-8.00pm
Address: Kuzco Lighting, 112 E 6th, Vancouver - entrance via alley
Registration: Available online or in person. The fee should not provide a barrier to attendance, therefore when registering in person we welcome a pay-what-you-can model, with a suggested donation of $15 - please contact us to express your interest so we can accurately track attendance. Our online system can only process exact transactions unfortunately, therefore the online price is $15.
Fee includes food and drinks - please let us know if you have any allergies.
Accessibility: the venue is accessible via a ramp in the loading bay and if you require an ASL interpreter, or any other accessibility accommodations we'd be happy to provide them to the best of our ability - please let us know what you need.


6.00-6.30 Check in and mingling with food and drinks
6.30-6.40 Welcome, and intro from our venue sponsor
6.40-7.30 Discussion Group
7.30-8.00 Networking time

The event is designed to be an inclusive safe space open to self-identified women and non-binary people only.