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.

Building Skills February 2017

February's Building Skills for Change was an experiment for us. The Institute just implemented a new pricing structure that preserves subsidies for students from marginalized backgrounds, while actually being sustainable. It worked! Students and facilitators had a wonderful weekend learning how to organize more effectively together. If you want to attend our next session, you can apply at www.changeleaders.ca/skills

CanRoots

CanRoots

Canroots 2017 was a huge success.

Over 300 people joined us for two days and 91 percent of those who gave us evaluations thought that the conference was either fantastic or solid.

Many took from the session “how big organizing changes everything” practical skills on how to engage, trust, rely and work with large numbers of volunteers through expert advices from Becky Bond and Zack Exley of the Bernie Sanders campaign.

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