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Inclusion in Passive House

October 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join Passive House Canada for their quarterly Inclusion in Passive House event for a run 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. Passive House Canada welcomes folks who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, folks with disabilities, and other areas of marginalization.

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. The event will end with a group discussion, food and drinks, and networking!


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.


6:00pm – Check in and mingling with food and drinks

6:30pm – Welcoming remarks

6:40pm – Discussion Group

7:30pm – Networking

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

For questions, comments or to inquire about becoming a presenter at upcoming events, please email Ayla Collins (she/her) at: ayla@passivehousecanada.com.

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October 30, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Kuzco Lighting
112 E 6th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1J5 Canada
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