Organizing: People, Power, Change - Metro Vancouver June 9-10

Apply now for Organizing: People, Power, Change

Raising awareness and putting out press releases is rarely enough. Winning campaigns in our media-saturated world requires people power. Organizing: People, Power, Change teaches time-tested skills of community organizing to build people-powered campaigns.

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 

UFCW 1518 Office at 350 Columbia St in New Westminster,
Unceded Qayqayt, Katzie, Skwxwú7mesh, Tsleil-Waututh, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territory.
It is a 5 minute walk from the Columbia Skytrain station. There is a parking lot next door that charges $8.50/day.

The training is on June 9 & 10, 2018 from 9:30am to 5:30pm each day. We will provide coffee and tea. Please bring a lunch for yourself. If anyone is able to bring snacks for the training to share with everyone, we'd really appreciate it!

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


    • We’d like to have this event be scent-free, please help and refrain from wearing or using scented products.

    • The room is wheelchair accessible and can be accessed by stairs or an elevator. There are wheelchair accessible washrooms in the building.
    • There are two gendered, multi-stall washrooms that we will be de-gendering for the training. There is a private washroom on a separate floor.
    • If anyone has specific accessibility questions or needs we can help accommodate please don't hesitate to contact Laura Cuthbert at [email protected] or 778-385-5262.
Apply for Organizing: People, Power, Change!
Trainees need to apply and be accepted to the training. Apply now, it will take about 5 minutes.


June 09, 2018 at 9:30am - June 10, 2018
UFCW Office
350 Columbia St
New Westminster, BC V3L 1A6
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Laura Cuthbert · · 778.385.5262