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ICL and the organizations we partner with are making waves and making an impact around the country every day. Explore the stories below to learn more about how we are making change happen.


CBC: How Olivia Chow's organizing prowess helped propel her into the mayor's office

Toronto Star: Op:ed Helping Women Escape Violence

Toronto Star: A national strategy on aging? Health leaders are asking Trudeau to heed their call


CBC Radio: Why Indigenous women are bringing 'the first ceremony' — birth — back to their communities

UFCW Canada: UFCW Canada communicators working group convene in Toronto

Canadian Immigrant: United we stand: Combatting anti-Asian racism in the GTA

The Peterborough Examiner: Kawartha Lakes long-term care advocate's efforts recognized with Ontario Health Coalition award

The Peterborough Examiner: People, positivity, progress cornerstones of new Kawartha Lakes councillor’s approach

CBC: RCMP whistleblower urging Parliament to quickly pass reform bill

SNNewsWatch: Thunder Bay’s Roots Community Food Centre wins national award

TBnewsWatch: Roots Community Food Centre wins Jack Layton Activism Award

Barrie 360: Ryan's Hope Takes Home Jack Layton Activism Award

Barrie Today: Ryan's Hope recognized at Jack Layton Activism Award Celebration

CTV News Barrie: Ryan's Hope leader wins national award

Blueprints of Disruption Podcast: Reimagining Leadership - A discussion with Duncan Pike

Toronto Star: Combatting monkeypox on the front lines keeps fear and stigma from gay communities, advocates say

Canada's National Observer: New group tackles chronic problem: the RCMP’s ‘culture of harassment

CHHA 1610 AM: Derechos de La Mujer, Niños y Adultos Mayores (Ontario). Entrvista a Olivia Chow | Hoy en Toronto (Rights of Women, Children, and Older Adults (Ontario). Interview with Olivia Chow | Today in Toronto)

New Left Radio: What is True Freedom? - Interview w/ Olivia Chow


Trent University: Students Learn to Lead Others Through Change

CTV News: 'Time's Up': RCMP, military harassment survivors joining forces to push for change

Kawartha Lakes This Week: Kawartha Lakes coalition recognized for action in support of long-term care

York University: McLaughlin College partners with social justice NGOs and Ontario universities on skill-building workshop for students

USW Canada: Long-Term Care Workers Launch Campaign to Revitalize Sector


Rabble: Introducing Lidia Abraha, 2020 Jack Layton Journalism for Change fellow

Rwandan-Canadian Healing Centre: The Need for Leadership Development, Civic Engagement and Cross-Sector Collaboration 


CBC's The House: Grassroots training for people who want to run for office

Toronto Star: New versions of ‘80s CanCon staple ‘Rise Up’ to help empower today’s youth. Featuring ICL trainer Lorraine Segato.

CBC News: ICL trainer Sandra Whiting on the importance of storytelling

ATU Canada: ATU Canada organizer attends "Building Skills for Change" training


Niagara this Week: A Better Niagara hosting municipal candidate training course

Community Food Centres Canada: Videos from Annual Conference

Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario: Students' Stories from Trainings

Wawatay News: Oshki holds training for ECE’s across the north


CBC The House: Listen Here Chris talks at 13:45

Latinos Mag: Director Nacional de Organización de United We Dream presentará un discurso en Ryerson University 


Toronto Star: Olivia Chow’s triumph a class that ‘humanizes politics

Metro News Toronto: Ryerson University's new community building courses actually happen in communities"

Inside Toronto: Olivia Chow Launches Institute to Create Change Leaders

Ryersonian Article: Olivia Chow launches Institute for Change Leaders

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