Building Skills for Change November 2019

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Are you passionate about making change in your community?

During a two-day workshop with Olivia Chow (former City Councilor and Member of Parliament), the Institute for Change Leaders will teach you how to:

- Tell your story to motivate others
- Using deep canvassing to connect with voters and supporters about your cause
- Design a strategy that gets the change you want
- Structure your team to avoid burnout and facilitate growth
- Recruit and keep volunteers
- Choose tactics that move decision makers

Olivia Chow is basing the curriculum 2-day workshop from the teachings of Harvard University Professor Marshall Ganz, an adviser to President Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign.

You will learn through lectures and small group activities that will allow you to practice the skills we teach. You will work with an experienced organizer, who will facilitate your group and help you plan your organizing project. You will finish the course ready to tell your story, with a developed organizing statement, and tools to plan your organizing project's strategy and tactics.

Breakfast, snacks, and coffee are included in the training cost.

If you have questions, please email [email protected]

Students who need a subsidy to attend can apply here. Subsidies are given at 50% and 75% off based on need (income-based need, supporting the training of Indigenous organizers, being a student, etc.).

Blog post from Monica Tonlé: Empowering French-Speaking Immigrant Women

Last winter, ICL had the pleasure of hosting two entirely French trainings with women from MOFIF and needless to say, they took all this experience and turned it into fuel to propel their projects.

Meet Roots Community Food Centre, this year's Layton Activism Award Winner!

Roots CFC is focused on building a sustainable organization of activists to address the roots of food insecurity.

 Meet Ellen Blais, Indigenous Midwife and winner of the Layton Indigenous Activism Award

Meet the first-ever winner of the Layton Indigenous Leadership Award!

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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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