Community Organizing Leadership Institute

A vibrant and engaged civil society is vital for a healthy democracy. Our civil society institutions can nurture natural leaders to strengthen their own organizations and work with other civil society actors for the common good. Whether you want to develop leadership skills to contribute to your own congregation, union or group, or want to support broad-based community organizing through the Metro Vancouver Alliance, this workshop is a great place to start! We will explore the tested community organizing model developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation and practiced by community alliances in Canada, the US, UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. 

Participants will leave with an understanding of the basics of community organizing and tools to strengthen their own congregation, union, community group or educational institution, and be inspired to assume leadership in their organization and community.

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The leadership Institute is free for folks from MVA member institutions. Participants from non-members may pay $75 to take part. This may be applied to membership dues in the MVA if your institution later decides to join us.

Our Friday evening session begins at 7.00 pm and runs until 9.00 pm. Registration is open at 6.15 pm. Our Saturday session starts at 9.30 am and runs until 4.00 pm. Refreshments and a light snack will be available on Friday evening and lunch on Saturday.

The BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office is located in the Broadway Tech Centre on Renfrew Street between Grandview Highway and Broadway, across from the Renfrew SkyTrain Station. Street parking is available on Renfrew and Hebb streets.



September 27, 2019 at 6pm - September 28, 2019
BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office
2920 Virtual Way
Vancouver, BC V5M 4X3
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Tracey · · (778) 300-2027
Nathan Emmerson Vivian Seegers Beatrice Niyonzima Claudia Rossetto Sepia Sharma Stefan Nielsen Raina Nareg Tara McLean Paz Mazaredo Kelly MacDosen Tonye Aganaba

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