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Be a champion for your children’s education

Across Ontario, programs and teachers have been cut and class sizes are expanding. Join this online session to learn how to harness the power of your personal story in order to create change. This free course is designed to help parents with no organizing or activist experience learn the basics of strategizing, organizing and taking effective action.

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Registration is free for all. You will be sent a link to join through Zoom on the evening of Monday, January 20.  

About the Trainers

Rizwan Tufail is the Managing Partner of Innovonomics Inc – a strategy consulting firm that works on strategies, policies, and skills required to accelerate the move towards a global innovation economy. Rizwan took Marshall Ganz's class while a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School.

Olivia Chow leads the Institute’s educational initiatives and has helped train over 5000 activists in political organizing. Olivia has two certificates from the Harvard Kennedy School's Executive Education Program and 9 years of teaching experience. Olivia Chow has also been one of Canada’s most effective and well known public figures. She served 2 terms as a school trustee, 4 terms as a Toronto city councillor and 8 years as a Member of Parliament.

Two Years of Building Power and Leading Change

The Institute for Change Leaders celebrated our second year and thousands empowered with community-organizing skills.

2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

How did the nonprofit advocacy group Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) win Canada’s first ‘press shield’ law for the protection of journalistic sources?

Why are the early childhood educators in Peterborough, Waterloo, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Durham and Toronto organizing in local teams to press for decent work and affordable child care? What motivates them to continue even after their dream of universal child care recently was dashed ?

Inside the fight for press freedom in Canada

A look inside the successful campaign for Canada’s first ‘press shield’ law for the protection of journalistic sources.

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