12 non-profits participate in RGD's 6th Designathon in 5 locations across Canada

RGD Designathons took place February 22 and 29 in Moncton, Sudbury, Toronto and Vancouver with 29 Student RGDs, 8 Provisional RGDs and 1 Junior Affiliate Member participating.  


RGD Designathons are 12-hour design challenges where design students and recent grads work in teams on real-life design projects for non-profit organizations with senior designers acting as mentors to each team.


Thank you to McKenzie College (Moncton), Digitalist (Vancouver), Design de Plume (Sudbury), Hambly & Woolley (Toronto) and Forge Media + Design (Toronto) for hosting.


Photos by Eric Forest RGD


Thank you to our Mentors for guiding and supporting their teams:  Yasemin Cenberoglu and Claudio Afonso (Vancouver), Mélissa Deschênes RGD (Sudbury), and in Toronto: Dominic Ayre RGD, Gilbert Li RGD, Nicola Hamilton RGD, John Furneaux RGD, Stüssy Tschudin RGD and Paul van Dongen RGD


Thank you to the following non-profit organizations for participating:  

Small Stage/Movement Enterprise Society, Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa, Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival, Friends of High Park Zoo, Anishnawbe Health Foundation, Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, Parachute, Assaulted Women's Helpline, Arab Community Centre, NB Youth Orchestra, United Way GenNext, Codiac Soccer


The results of this Designathon and the work created will be posted soon!


Photos by Eric Forest RGD


The next Designathon will be held June 20. The deadline for non-profits to apply is May 4. 

If you have any questions, please email .


To see more photos from RGD's Designathon, click here.


Interested in seeing what participants got up to during the event? Check out the #RGDdesignathon hashtag on Instagram and Twitter!