Our flagship People, Power, Change workshop teaches you the fundamentals of community organizing, centered on five key leadership practices:  telling stories, building relationships, structuring teams, strategizing, and taking action.

Who: Organizers, activists and change-makers passionate about making a difference in their community.



  • Tell your story to persuade and motivate others
  • Recruit and retain volunteers
  • Structure your team of leaders for growth
  • Strategize and choose tactics that build power and move decision-makers

Training is currently being led by new instructors, more details to come!


About the previous Instructor*

Olivia Chow

Olivia Chow founded and led the Institute’s educational initiatives to help train over 10,000 activists in political organizing. Olivia has two certificates from the Harvard Kennedy School's Executive Education Program and nine years of teaching experience. Olivia Chow is one of Canada’s most effective and well-known public figures, serving two terms as a school trustee, four as a Toronto City Councillor and eight years as a Member of Parliament. She is currently serving as the Mayor of Toronto.


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The Institute for Change Leaders is a Canadian registered charity that can issue official donation receipts (no. 763310679 RR 0001). ICL is brought to you by the Faculty of Community Services at Toronto Metropolitan University.

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