3 Reasons Why You Should Attend A Tools for Change Workshop

Have you been thinking about attending to a Tools for Change workshop, but (for whatever reason) haven't had the opportunity to make it out? Well, this article from regular Tools for Change attendee Farah Montani might be just the inspiration you need to attend our next skill building workshop. I first started volunteering with Greenpeace in the Toronto area in late 2014 and one of the many things that I jumped on pretty quickly was the Toronto-based workshops that they sponsor and help … [Read more...]

Struggling To Build Leadership in Your Advocacy Group? These 3 Tips from Jessica Bell Might Be Just What You Need

We're currently loving this new comprehensive article written by Jessica Bell, co-founder of Tools for Change and Executive Director of TTCRiders (a transit advocacy group), on Three Ways To Build Leadership in Your Advocacy Group. If you're struggling to build leadership in your group, this article is for you. Here's an excerpt: We at TTCriders do not have formal power.  We cannot tell 100 employees to go do.  We don’t have lots of money so we cannot buy expensive advertisements.  Nor … [Read more...]

Where Can I Learn To Change The World? (A Post From Coordinating Committee member, Natalie Caine)

Coordinating Committee member and Greenpeace Canada organizer, Natalie Caine, recently wrote a great blog post sharing key insights on how one can learn the necessary skills to change the world. If you're just starting out as an activist, or you're looking for resources and movement-based organizations, in addition to Tools for Change, that offer trainings and educational tools and resources, check out the blog post here. Here's an excerpt:  When I ask successful activist-organizers … [Read more...]

OPIRG York is joining Tools for Change

EXCITING NEWS! OPIRG York has joined Tools for Change! Tools for Change helps you develop skills to advocate for social change- this is one of OPIRG's objectives as well, so it's fitting we join the Tools for Change team. Tools for Change organizes trainings in Toronto throughout the year- and with OPIRG York joining, some workshops will be hosted at the York University Keele Campus, and workshops will be open to and free to all York University students. Trainers tend to be people who are … [Read more...]

Watch the AFL-CIO’s new social media training series

Our friends down south at the AFL-CIO have developed a fantastic media training series for union communicators. The series has beginner, intermediate and advanced workshop topics.  The series is free for folks affiliated with the AFL-CIO, and focuses on very specific and practical skills.  Thanks Jessica Morales and others at the AFL-CIO for organizing!  Videos of the webinars can be accessed by all. Some of the workshops include: SMS text practices Social media Video Email list … [Read more...]