Rayne Fisher-Quann Teaches How to Use Social Media to Win Change

Jul 7, 2019

Rayne Fisher-Quann, founder of March For Our Education and a celebrated organizer behind the largest student protest in Canadian history, led a workshop for activists and organizers this June in Toronto.

Olivia Chow on CBC's The House: Grassroots training for people who want to run for office

Jun 13, 2019

Olivia Chow speaks with CBC's The House to talk about grassroots training for people who want to run for office

Top Photos from Canroots East 2019

May 28, 2019

Check Out the Top Photos from Canroots East 2019

Canroots East 2019: A Day of Learning, Inspiration and Action

May 13, 2019

Ilona Duverge, Key Organizer for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Headlines Toronto Conference of Progressive Organizers

Ottawa Advocates Win Affordable Housing With Help From ICL

Apr 1, 2019

"We still have a lot more work to do, but with the excellent training provided by the Institute, we feel confident that we can continue to motivate elected officials to create housing, transit, and a city for all."

Two Years of Building Power and Leading Change

Jan 17, 2019

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

2018 Annual Report

Dec 5, 2018

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

Oct 24, 2018

On October 4, 2017 Parliament unanimously passed Bill S-231, Canada’s first ‘press shield’ law for the protection of journalistic sources. Coming amid a series of serious press freedom violations in Canada, the bill’s passage was a rare bright spot in a generally gloomy time for the rights of journalists.

First Anniversary of the Institute

Jan 9, 2018

Thank you for making our First Anniversary a huge success!

“I remember the first time I told my story. I cried in front of a room full of people and felt embarrassed. But then I realized, if I didn’t tell my story – someone else would do it for me. And it won’t be the story you want them to tell. And that’s why I hope you get involved with the Institute for Change Leaders. Because now, more than ever, we need more movement leaders. We need more change leaders.” ~ Christopher Torres

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.

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