Organizing: People, Power, Change – Vancouver

Event Details

June 15-16

Do you want to grow the public support for your organization or campaign? Do you want to empower your supporters, volunteers, and members to take more leadership in your campaign? Are you unsure of how to design a campaign that can achieve the size and scale needed to win? 

In Organizing: People, Power, Change, you’ll learn how to develop an effective campaign strategy and motivating campaign story to bring in new supporters and volunteers. You'll learn how to empower volunteers and members to create grassroots teams in their community to win change. And you'll learn how to run effective tactics and design campaign strategies that leverage people power.

Who is it for?

Organizing: People, Power, Change is for anyone interested in using grassroots engagement in their social change work. Staff organizers, member engagement staff and volunteer coordinators at labour unions, community organizations, NGOs, social service agencies, as well as volunteers and community members wanting to run or join people-centred campaigns, are all great candidates for this training.  This framework has been successfully applied to campaigns working on affordable housing, climate change, community mental health, elections, health care reform, public education, and women’s rights, among dozens of other issues. It has been applied by clergy, environmentalists, labour organizers, parents trying to improve their communities, political candidates and social workers, to name a few.

Dates & Location 

"Vancouver," Unceded Musqueam, Squamish, & Tsleil-Waututh Territory – March 23-24

Location: Creative Coworkers. 520 Alexander St. Vancouver, BC V6A 1C7

Times: June 15-16, 2019, from 9:30am to 5:00pm.



Tuition for the training is $275. The fee covers our costs of putting on the training, and includes a printed organizing handbook, which you will receive when you arrive at the training. Participants are responsible for their own travel to the venue, which may include the cost of parking, and for bringing their own lunch.

Scholarships are available for individuals and organizations who cannot afford the full tuition fee. Scholarships are offered on a first-come first-serve basis. You'll have a chance to apply for a scholarship as part of your training application.

Cancellation Policy

Trainees that cancel via email to an Organize BC staff a minimum of 10 working days prior to the event are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations that occur later than that may not be eligible for a refund.



This event will be scent-free, please help and refrain from wearing or using scented products.

A few things to know about the space at 520 Alexander St.

We will be on the bottom floor, the entry will be through garage/bay doors. We will have these open 20 minutes before we get started, over lunch, and after we leave.

There are 21 stairs from the bottom floor to the top floor and no elevator. If you want to go between the top floor and the bottom floor but not do stairs, going around the block to the back alley is the only option. Sorry for this.

There is a kitchen upstairs.

Coffee and ver light snacks will be provided.

You are invited to bring a child, baby, or anyone else who might be supported by you that day.


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