What we're about

Welcome to I Talk to Strangers in Vancouver.

We're a social networking community open to everyone regardless of age, gender, interests. And whether you are a newcomer or born and raised in Vancouver, or just passing through the city, you are invited to be part of our #strangernation movement.

Through our events you will learn more about this rich and diverse city, as well as this extraordinary world, and your beautiful self, as you meet individuals from all walks of life.

This group is hosted by international non-profit I TALK TO STRANGERS® Foundation from the United States, whose mission is to provide to an individual’s life increased opportunities, experiences, and understandings about the world around them through conversation. This is achieved through programs, projects, and events with organizations interested in promoting enriching dialogue.

Volunteer with us

No movement can grow without the help of volunteers. We need volunteers to be trained Stranger Engagers at events, community event planners, event volunteers, volunteer coordinators, partnership account managers, trainers, social media, community ambassadors and mentors for our youth programs.

We are also looking for volunteers interested in building youth development programs.

For more info, please contact alisa.c@ittsfoundations.org.

Why Talk to Strangers?

Have a meaningful conversation with a stranger to widen your perspective, expand your network and add positive enrichment to your life. In an age where social isolation has become a rampant global issue, allow yourself to have more fulfilling experiences in a day meeting new people.

Join I Talk To Strangers and make a difference in your life and everyone you talk to. And, through it all, have fun - one conversation, one stranger at a time.

Upcoming events (2)

Tuesday Talks with Strangers

Central City Brew Pub + Restaurant

Spending a bit too much time behind your electronic devices? Feeling a little detached from humanity? Got something to say, but no one to listen? Feeling lonely? Looking to meet new friends? Want to up your social skills? Looking to increase your EQ? Need to practice your soft skills? These are all great reasons to come to the next Tuesday Talks with Strangers! Our themed and facilitated discussions are designed to get you talking (and listening) to fellow Strangers on a deeper level. Across Canada, previous themes include: environmental issues, self care for introverts, epilepsy - insights into the world of self-disclosure, coping with anger, living with bi-polar, cannibis education for HR professionals, change-makers unite, labels and identity - do they help or limit us, ending the stigma of mental health, living with mental health - systemic issues, is co-housing the answer to affordable housing, how to network, the happiness scale, and so much more. The theme for this session will be announced shortly. + What is Tuesday Talks with Strangers? Tuesday Talks is an evening gathering where guests are introduced to fellow strangers in their local community in a fun, social networking fashion. Along with Strangers from all walks of life, participants explore how talking with other individuals leads to meaningful, lasting relationships in both personal and professional life! There is no admittance fee, all free! (We do encourage at least one purchase be made to support the venue.) The evening is just a time to kick back after work in the early part of the week, have fun meeting new people, converse, and get inspired! We sometimes invite a secret Stranger Engager to be a guest speaker and share a personal story about talking to Strangers. Other times, we will set our own themes. + agenda 7-7:30pm Registration, ice breaker activities, open networking 7:30-8:30pm Welcome message, presentations/speaker and facilitated discussions 8:30-9pm Open networking + the organizers: I TALK TO STRANGERS® Foundation (ITTS www.ittsfoundations.org) is an international non-profit from the United States, whose mission is to provide to an individual’s life increased opportunities, experiences, and understandings about the world around them through conversation. This is achieved through programs, projects, and events with organizations interested in promoting enriching dialogue. + to volunteer or to discuss corporate partnerships, email: [masked]

Tuesday Talks with Strangers

Simply Delicious Galleria+ Sushi Lounge

Spending a bit too much time behind your electronic devices? Feeling a little detached from humanity? Got something to say, but no one to listen? Feeling lonely? Looking to meet new friends? Want to up your social skills? Looking to increase your EQ? Need to practice your soft skills? These are all great reasons to come to the next Tuesday Talks with Strangers! Our themed and facilitated discussions are designed to get you talking (and listening) to fellow Strangers on a deeper level. Across Canada, previous themes include: environmental issues, self care for introverts, epilepsy - insights into the world of self-disclosure, coping with anger, living with bi-polar, cannibis education for HR professionals, change-makers unite, labels and identity - do they help or limit us, ending the stigma of mental health, living with mental health - systemic issues, is co-housing the answer to affordable housing, how to network, the happiness scale, and so much more. The theme for this session will be announced shortly. + What is Tuesday Talks with Strangers? Tuesday Talks is an evening gathering where guests are introduced to fellow strangers in their local community in a fun, social networking fashion. Along with Strangers from all walks of life, participants explore how talking with other individuals leads to meaningful, lasting relationships in both personal and professional life! There is no admittance fee, all free! (We do encourage at least one purchase be made to support the venue.) The evening is just a time to kick back after work in the early part of the week, have fun meeting new people, converse, and get inspired! We sometimes invite a secret Stranger Engager to be a guest speaker and share a personal story about talking to Strangers. Other times, we will set our own themes. + agenda 7-7:30pm Registration, ice breaker activities, open networking 7:30-8:30pm Welcome message, presentations/speaker and facilitated discussions 8:30-9pm Open networking + the organizers: I TALK TO STRANGERS® Foundation (ITTS www.ittsfoundations.org) is an international non-profit from the United States, whose mission is to provide to an individual’s life increased opportunities, experiences, and understandings about the world around them through conversation. This is achieved through programs, projects, and events with organizations interested in promoting enriching dialogue. + to volunteer or to discuss corporate partnerships, email: [masked]

Past events (3)

Tuesday Talks with Strangers

Central City Brew Pub + Restaurant

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