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Do you have a desire to step up and fight for a better, fairer, more just world? And do you live in South Markham or Cooksville?  This course is for you.

ICL invites you to join People, Power, Change, our flagship training we're teaching in Cooksville and South Markham areas this fall with the support of United Way Greater Toronto. We're opening registration to local residents who live specifically in these neighbourhoods. The aim is to give you the fundamentals of making real and meaningful systemic change at the grassroots level.

You will work with an experienced organizer, who will facilitate your group and help you plan your organizing project. You will finish the course ready to tell your story with a developed organizing statement and tools to carry out your project's strategy and tactics. Our facilitators will guide breakout rooms and provide ongoing support for your progress.

Participation is free of charge, occurring every Wednesday on Zoom from 6 pm-8 pm EST starting September 27 for eight weeks. We pace the schedule to allow for pauses, recaps, and questions. Over the course, you will learn how to:

  1. Tell your story to motivate others to take action
  2. Design a strategy that gets the change you want
  3. Structure a team to avoid burnout and boost growth
  4. Recruit and keep volunteers engaged
  5. Choose a strategy and tactics that move decision-makers

Our instructors have been mentored through Marshall Ganz's courses taught at the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Leadership Program. After completing the course, you will receive a certificate from the Institute for Change Leaders.

Please register to receive the Zoom link. If you have any questions, contact [email protected].

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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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