Olivia Chow founded the Institute for Change Leaders in 2016. During her time at ICL, she led many educational initiatives alongside our team of expert instructors and facilitators.

Olivia has two certificates from the Harvard Kennedy School's Executive Education Programs and nine years of teaching experience. She is one of Canada's most influential and well-known public figures.

Currently sitting as the Mayor of Toronto, North America's fourth largest city, Olivia has also served two terms as a School Board Trustee, four terms as a Toronto City Councillor and eight years as a Member of Parliament.

Rahat's Story

Rahat's Story

Learn about Rahat's amazing story of health justice and equity!

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.

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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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