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.

The disastrous Trump era is over but our work is just beginning

If the progressive movement is going to win the kind of extraordinary change that the times demand, this grassroots work must not only continue but dramatically expand. If not, Trump could be a prelude to something much worse and more dangerous.

Leadership and Organizing in Long Term Care

Long term care is facing increasing strain. A system already facing instances of undervaluation, underpayment, and high patient-to-caregiver ratios is exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. ICL worked with District 6 USW workers to teach them about organizing and leadership in the long term care field.

Meet today's Featured Facilitator, Helen Hargreaves!

Helen is one of our longest-standing members of the ICL community. She facilitates trainings, serves on the Board and, most impressively, doing it all while sharing her home with a group of rambunctious reptilian roommates!

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