Alexander Waddling

Alexander Waddling is a grassroots organizer engaging young men and boys on gender equality issues. In 2012 he established Ride For A Dream, an organization that has facilitated various forms of fundraising, educational, and awareness-raising events that address gender inequality in Canada through an intersectional lens. The largest campaign they conducted was an educational speaking tour by bicycle from coast to coast, over 8,400 kilometres, while fundraising for local shelters for women escaping violence. He is also involved in municipal politics, having managed a mayoral campaign, engaged in cycling advocacy, and peer mentorship. More recently he co-organized a project called the 'Meatless Manifesto' to educate on factory farming and its ecological impact, animal rights, and the sexual politics of eating meat, with the intent of engaging men in particular.

The disastrous Trump era is over but our work is just beginning

If the progressive movement is going to win the kind of extraordinary change that the times demand, this grassroots work must not only continue but dramatically expand. If not, Trump could be a prelude to something much worse and more dangerous.

Leadership and Organizing in Long Term Care

Long term care is facing increasing strain. A system already facing instances of undervaluation, underpayment, and high patient-to-caregiver ratios is exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. ICL worked with District 6 USW workers to teach them about organizing and leadership in the long term care field.

Meet today's Featured Facilitator, Helen Hargreaves!

Helen is one of our longest-standing members of the ICL community. She facilitates trainings, serves on the Board and, most impressively, doing it all while sharing her home with a group of rambunctious reptilian roommates!

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