Duncan Pike is a union activist, campaigner, and social movement trainer with a passion for supporting people who are organizing for a more just, fair, and equitable society. As a facilitator and Communications Lead with the Institute for Change Leaders in Toronto, Duncan has trained hundreds of new activists and union members on organizing and campaign strategy and tactics, public narrative, and campaign messaging. As a campaigner with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Duncan led the successful, nationwide campaign to pass Canada’s first ‘press shield’ law to protect journalists’ sources. Duncan has volunteered on electoral campaigns on the local, provincial, and federal level. As a member of USW Local 1998, Duncan led internal mobilization efforts against Ontario’s Bill 124. A survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Duncan has worked with other adolescent and young adult cancer survivors to fight for increased resources for AYA cancer care, and to raise the voice of AYA survivors within the movement to protect and strengthen the public health care system in Canada.
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