What Students Say

The Institute for Change Leaders has trained 1200+ students since April 2015. These are some of the workshops we've run!

  • Rabble.ca, 40 people, April 2015
  • Community Development Workers Network, 80 people, April 2015
  • Social Planning Council of Ontario, 35 people, May 2015
  • Danforth East Community Association, 16 people, July 2015
  • Toronto Youth Cabinet, 30 people, July 2015
  • Public Service Association of Canada, 20 People, July 2015
  • Social Planning Council of Ontario, 35 people - May 2015
  • Jack Layton Leadership School, 215 people – June 2015, July 2015
  • Filipino Women’s Network, 20 people – November 2015
  • Building Skills for Change, 55 people, February 2016
  • Alberta Government Caucus, 50 people, April 2016
  • Ontario Public Sector Employees’ Union, 20 people, April 2016
  • United Way, 68 people, April 2016
  • Outward Bound, 15 people, April 2016
  • AMAPCEO, 60 people, May 2016

“The Jack Layton Leadership School has given me the opportunity to meet like-minded people to network and put my plans into action.  Expect some change Toronto.” Eric Rogers


“The Layton School helps one to focus on what’s really important and how to effectively apply what has been presented.” Gord Jackson


“This program has taught me many useful skills I would not have learn in my courses at Ryerson.  I now have some knowledge I can apply to not only organizing projects, but in interpersonal communication, presentation delivery and relationship building.  I am also very inspired to be more actively involved in volunteering for projects I am passionate about in my community.  It was an honour to have been given the change to attend the program.” Sindy Ng


“The program doesn’t just teach you about leadership. It lets you learn how to act, take action and make a difference in the world.” Nikolas Koschany


“I came without a specific campaign in mind, but now I can’t wait to lay out a plan and get started with a full (overflowing) toolkit!” Marce Bylinska


“This weekend provided me with much insight on the experiences of the largely diverse group of people I got to learn with. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this fantastic program” Maria Gaziano


“I would recommend taking this program to anyone with a passion and a reason to make change. You will be deeply affected positively by the leanings provided” Brittahy M. Stevens

The Institute for Change Leaders is brought to you by Ryerson University
and the generous support from USW, UNIFOR, CUPE and Birchhill Equity.

  • Ryerson University
  • USW
  • Unifor
  • CUPE