Where deeper sharing, growth, and connection happens.


Our flagship programs are retreats, conferences, and campaign schools held in beautiful locations around British Columbia. Organizers from diverse communities come together and share their skills and experiences for deep learning, connection, and support.


Firelight Campaign School

June 2019, Gambier Island

Retreat to a small island for five days of immersive campaign training and relationship-building to advance intersectional, effective, and equitable movements and campaigns.

Increasingly, organizers are being challenged to break out of their silos and make new strides in bridging communities and promoting collaboration across issues.

At Firelight Campaign School, 25 organizers across different movements and communities will come together to build capacity for effective, inclusive, and equitable movement building. With support from seasoned trainers and guest facilitators, you will develop skills in digital and field organizing, coalition building, mobilizing resources, and campaign strategy.

Participants at Firelight Campaign School will consist of students, union workers, non-profit staff, volunteers, grassroots activists, artists, and storytellers. Individuals who are organizing on the ground to move us forward.

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CanRoots West

Back in 2020

Every year, political, grassroots and labour organizers from across the country meet at CanRoots to learn from each other's victories, to skill up and to get ready to make change in the year ahead.

CanRoots attendees include organizers, campaigners and strategists from grassroots community campaigns, political parties, the labour movement, environmentalists and advocacy non-profits.

CanRoots focuses on helping organizers and campaigners gain new organizing skills and inspiration, develop new perspectives on organizing, and build new relationships across movements. The agenda weaves together inspirational case studies and practical skills training.

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Organizer Retreat

Fall 2019

Sometimes you don't need more training. The Organizer Retreat is a space for organizers to bring their big campaign challenges and have space, time, and brilliant coaches support them through solving them. It’s like a gathering of talented, humble, extraordinary heroes, and you’re invited.

Get space to work through the campaign challenges that have you stuck and meet organizers from across the progressive movement. The participant-driven agenda creates space for the conversations that you want to have: from centering decolonization in your organization to supporting volunteers with digital technology.

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Join us at CanRoots West 2019 - April 13-14th in Vancouver, BC