Cities Organize!

Are you passionate about social justice work? Do you care deeply about your community? Have you sat in countless webinars listening to amazing changemakers saying “you just have to do the work” but you’re not sure where to start?

WTC’s Cities Organize! training program has been designed to demystify issue-based advocacy and campaigning. After 10 years of working in Vancouver to promote policies and programs that address gender inequality, we are taking everything we have learned along the way about creating change at the local level and putting it into this training course.

Some of the topics we will explore together include:

Campaign planning & strategy
Community engagement
Media & outreach
Engaging with city officials
Looking after yourself as a campaigner

The program will be ground in an intersectional anti-oppression lens. We will explore how power and privilege shows up in community organizing at a personal and systemic level. The course has been designed to create a community and network of activists and advocates ready to start mobilizing and creating change in their communities. Wherever you are on your anti-oppression journey we welcome you to apply.

The free course will run for six weeks every Saturday from 9am - 12pm starting May 7th 2021.


All are welcome to apply, so don’t let a lack of experience stop you. However, please note you must be a resident of Canada and priority will be given to applications from Indigenous people, Immigrant and Refugee people, Black people, women, girls, non-binary, genderqueer, and Two-Spirit people. Applications open Mar 22, 2022.

Funding is available to help support participants with incurred costs and to reduce barriers to equitable participation - such as childcare, eldercare, internet and other accessibility costs. Please contact diana@womentransformingcities.org for more information.

 

This project has been funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada.

In addition to the cohort program of the Cities Organize! initiative, WTC has also developed a five step toolkit that walks you through how to put on your own intersectional municipal campaign for an election. Visit the links below to see the toolkit!

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As an organization that has run successful intersectional municipal campaigns in the past, we know it works and want to spread that knowledge. 

 

Reach out to us if you’re interested in starting your own campaign — we'd love to help!

If you'd like to support our work and help us transform cities into spaces that work for all people, please consider making a donation to WTC.