Core Training: Comox Valley August 24-25

Organize BC trainings introduce participants to community organizing and provide them with a foundation in narrative, strategy, and team and relationship building. As a participant, you can expect to walk away with a deeper understanding of what it means to be an organizer in your community.

The foundational skills and theory behind our organizing model, the engagement organizing model, was designed by Marshall Ganz, a veteran of the United Farm Workers movement, Harvard professor and training architect behind Barack Obama's winning 2008 and 2012 organizing strategies.  

You will learn:
  • How to tell your story to mobilize others to take action

  • How to put into place tactics that are align with your strategic goals

We'd like all training participants to coordinate with one of the event organizers, prior to attending.  Interested attendees should checkin with this training's recruitment coordinator: Dave Mills, Provincial Organizer with the Dogwood Initiative, at [email protected]

The training is on August 24 from 5:00-8:30 and August 25 from 5:00-9:00, 2015.  We will provide coffee, tea and light snacks.  If anyone is able to bring snacks for the training to share with everyone, we'd really appreciate it!


The training is taking place at North Island College in Courtenay.  North Island College is most accessible by car, and there is free parking on site.


  • To be inclusive, we endeavour to keep Organize BC trainings scent-free.  Please help us by avoiding using scented products.
  • If the cost of childcare inhibits your ability to attend this event we are able to provide support.  Please contact Anna at [email protected]
  • Further accessibility information about the venue will be posted here soon.
  • If you have any specific accessibility questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact Anna at [email protected]
August 24, 2015 at 5:00pm - August 25, 2015
North Island College
2300 Ryan Rd E
Tyee Room 203
Courtenay, BC V9L 6M5
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