We offer a number of different training options, in-person or online, from multi-day courses on the fundamentals of community organizing to single evening sessions on specialized skills like social media and public speaking.

Take a look at our course offerings below. Don't see what you're looking for? Drop us a line at changeleaders@ryerson.ca and we'll work with you to develop a custom program that meets your needs.

Building Skills for Change

Our flagship two-day training on the fundamentals of community organizing. Learn the five key leadership practices to build power and win change.

Advanced Skills for Change

Take your community organizing skills to the next level with this advanced 2-day workshop.

How to Lobby your Elected Representative

Olivia Chow teaches you how to effectively lobby your MP, MPP, or city councillor.

Social Media for Organizing and Activism

Learn how to put social media to work for your campaign.

Communication Skills for Social Change

Learn to communicate effectively, refine your messages, improve your presentation skills, and grow your profile.

The Institute for Change Leaders is brought to you by the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University
and the generous support of USW, UNIFOR, CUPE and Birchhill Equity.

  • Ryerson University
  • USW
  • Unifor
  • CUPE