The Wild Gift experience gave me the supportive boost I needed to branch out and explore my passion in helping sustainability groups advocate for change. It is the combination of the awesome mountainous trek with inspiring people followed by the months of mentoring that makes this project so worthwhile for young environmental leaders. Thank you Wild Gift for this opportunity.
Impacts of My Work:
Funding from Wild Gift provided me with the support I needed to co-found Tools for Change. A project of OPIRG Toronto, Earthroots, and Greenpeace Canada, Tools for Change organizes workshops to provide skills people need to champion social change.
Since 2010, Tools for Change has hosted 18 workshops a year.
Approximately 22 people attend each Tools for Change workshop.
When asked if participants would recommend a workshop to a friend, 98% of respondents have said “yes”.
Testimonials from participants are online at toolsforchange.net/testimonials/
- I provide training and facilitation services to leading advocacy organizations across North America, including Greenpeace USA, TTCriders, the Sierra Youth Coalition, and OPIRG.
- I am a recipient of the Toronto Community Foundation's Vital People award.
- I am a steering committee member of public transit advocacy organization, TTCriders.ca
- I teach in the non profit and voluntary sector management and politics and public administration departments at Ryerson University
- I co-founded and run a training program called Tools for Change, which offers advocacy training to groups across Toronto.
- I completed my masters degree in Adult Education and Community Development at the University of Toronto as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.
- I lead political campaigns that champion economic, environmental and social justice.
Contact me if you'd like to collaborate on a project at [email protected]