Illustrating Gender Affirming Health Care – Trans Care BC

Today’s gender is ….life-affirming! The team at Trans Care BC needed specific illustrations to help trans people get the care and support they need. Trans Care BC is improving gender-affirming care Trans Care BC supports the delivery of equitable and accessible care, surgical planning, and peer and community support for trans (transgender /2Spirit /non binary … Read more Illustrating Gender Affirming Health Care – Trans Care BC

Graphic Recording for Engagement and Reports – FNMPC

The First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) works to enhance the economic well-being of its members, with the recognition that economic strength can only grow through rich culture, language, and the expression of traditional laws. The FNMPC’s annual report was just released and we’re honoured to be noted in the contributions for the graphic recording … Read more Graphic Recording for Engagement and Reports – FNMPC

Behind the Scenes – Community Scholar at our Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Our clients are leaders in organizational change – including working with Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) standpoints –  and so it’s important to grow the field of graphic facilitators to meet that need, too. The Drawing Change Community Scholar and Volunteer program is a commitment to providing training for people working in community, grassroots, … Read more Behind the Scenes – Community Scholar at our Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Graphic recording Intersectionality and Black Feminism by Tiaré Jung at Stratagem

Graphic recorders Michelle Buchholz and Tiaré Lani Kela Jung from Drawing Changed teamed up with diversity and equity consultant Cicely Blain at STRATAGEM. It was a 2.5 day summit that “takes diversity and inclusion to the next level – infusing timely political discourse with courageous social justice knowledge”. Today, we’re highlighting Tiaré Jung’s awesome graphic … Read more Graphic recording Intersectionality and Black Feminism by Tiaré Jung at Stratagem

Listening to One Another to Grow Strong – Graphic Recording by Michelle Buchholz

Listening to One Another to Grow Strong (LTOA) is a community-driven and culturally-adapted mental health program for Indigenous youth and their families. Here’s a recent project by Indigenous graphic recorder, Michelle Buchholz (Wet’suwet’en) that amplifies their amazing work with visuals! Graphic Recording Studio Project To better enable feedback from multiple participants, researchers, and people involved, … Read more Listening to One Another to Grow Strong – Graphic Recording by Michelle Buchholz

Training new Graphic Facilitators from Vancouver to Inuvik

This October was all about training new visual facilitators! From Vancouver BC to Inuvik in the Arctic Circle, we helped new visual practitioners to blossom, uncover their gifts, bring their whole selves into graphic facilitation training – and help transform meetings one room at a time.  Art is a way into healing and connection. Time … Read more Training new Graphic Facilitators from Vancouver to Inuvik

Indigenizing Teacher Education – Supported by Graphic Recording

The Council of Ministers of Education Canada, Elders and students, gathered on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations in July 2018 for an important symposium about Indigenizing Teacher Education. Sam from Drawing Change was there to provide graphic recording throughout the event. His role was to witness, listen deeply, and … Read more Indigenizing Teacher Education – Supported by Graphic Recording

Things that Pretend to be Good Meetings – and what you could do instead

“Could this meeting have been an email?” Sometimes ….yes.  Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way. When you need to meet, make it count. Maximize your time together – and bring a sense of usefulness, a higher level purpose, or connection in how you gather. Here are some quick tips to diagnose if this … Read more Things that Pretend to be Good Meetings – and what you could do instead

New book: World of Visual Facilitation and IFVP 2019 highlights

At this year’s IFVP International Forum of Visual Practitioners conference, a new book was launched! The World of Visual Facilitation shares new approaches and stories from 50 visual facilitators all around the world. New Book: World of Visual Facilitation I’m pleased to have two chapters in the new book, the World of Visual Facilitation. It’s … Read more New book: World of Visual Facilitation and IFVP 2019 highlights

Supporting Indigenous Men’s Health in the North with FNHA

The First Nations Health Authority and the DUDES Club have a brilliant path forward to help men connect to their whole selves. Their health and wellness models ask men, in a non-judgemental way, to “put your armour down”, and build a movement for Indigenous men’s wellness. “Four years ago there were less than a handful … Read more Supporting Indigenous Men’s Health in the North with FNHA

October Graphic Facilitation Training Workshop – Vancouver Canada

Do you spend a lot of your time in meetings wondering, “What is this meeting about? Is this the best use of our time?” Actually, it’s not – and Drawing Change can show you a better way. We want you to create meetings with more belonging and connection – using visual facilitation. Our foundational training … Read more October Graphic Facilitation Training Workshop – Vancouver Canada

Co-creating community agreements in meetings

Last month, Drawing Change posted a friendly question on social media: What’s your favourite community agreement, for meetings? The responses were so thoughtful and empowering, they had to be shared widely.  As opposed to “ground rules”, a community agreement is often formed by the group at the beginning of a meeting (there’s a twist on … Read more Co-creating community agreements in meetings

Meet Drawing Change’s 2019 Community Scholars!

At Drawing Change, we believe in growing the field of graphic recording and visual facilitation with an equity lens. Our Community Scholar program is a commitment to holding spaces for people working in community, grassroots, and social justice movements. This year, we have two sets of workshops (May & October 2019), which means we get … Read more Meet Drawing Change’s 2019 Community Scholars!

Building Community – Vancouver and Victoria Visual Practitioners Meetup

In April, Sam Bradd (Vancouver) and Tanya Gadsby (Victoria) co-hosted an social evening for graphic facilitators and visual practitioners. Thank you to everyone who came – from 6+ cities and by car, ferries and even a plane – to network and talk shop. You know you’re in the right space for a visual practitioners meetup … Read more Building Community – Vancouver and Victoria Visual Practitioners Meetup

March visual facilitation highlights – 3 projects on 3 continents

It’s not even over yet, but I can say that March was amazing. My time was shared between group facilitation and graphic facilitation which felt like a great balance. Here’s three dynamic projects this month — on three continents! Nepal: Facilitation for Oxfam Canada Recently, I had the privilege of facilitating for Oxfam Canada in … Read more March visual facilitation highlights – 3 projects on 3 continents