While we are calling this “community development,” in reality we mean it to be a gathering of budding activists and experienced practitioners from the whole universe of community work fields – community organizing, neighbourhood building, environmental advocacy, capacity building, social movements building, unions, cooperatives, social enterprises, etc. This initiative is a collaborative effort on the part of people from the universities, colleges, community networks, labour organizations, anti- racism/anti-oppression networks, social justice groups, and others. We invite you to join us in creating a learning, sharing, networking opportunity in Toronto that we believe would be a benefit to your community or organization. Our vision of this event includes: morning and afternoon workshops, time for networking, evening social events, Friday forum with guest speakers, field trips to local sites, cultural celebrations, and more.
We hope this will be only the first of many such events of a Toronto CD Institute that becomes a force for change. What it will look like, how it will be organized and led, and in which directions it will grow will be topics for discussion before, during, and after the Spring 2008 Institute.
Registration open (March 10th to April 11th):
• $150 for 3 days
• $110 for 2 days
• $60 for 1 day
Application for subsidy available for those with low or no wages