Training & Events

Empowering your online champions

Organizing a grassroots campaign? Looking to build your audience and amplify your message on a shoestring budget?

This webinar gives campaigners practical tools for identifying and empowering online champions. Participants will receive an online training kit to complement the webinar and provide ready-to-use templates to get you started.

This webinar is being presented in collaboration with the Laidlaw Foundation Provincial Elections PopUp grant program.

Hosts:

DemocracyKit  Laidlaw Foundation  Women Win Toronto

Presenters:

Dai Williams

Dai Williams is a savvy political observer, avid volunteer for feminist causes, and leads communications for Women Win Toronto. An experienced strategist, she's developed a number of campaigns for a local city councillor, national brands, and grassroot initiatives. Ask her about the time her Twitter chat trended higher than Shark Week.

Chris Cowperthwaite

Chris Cowperthwaite is Co-founder and Executive Director of Open Democracy Project, a not-for-profit working to empower everyday citizens to drive change through civic and political action. Open Democracy Project programs include:

DemocracyKit - Resource library for planning and running municipal election and other civic campaigns. Resources are donated by campaign practitioners and made available publicly under a creative commons licence at democracykit.org.

DemocracyXChange - A summit and platform to connect civic campaign practitioners across borders. Learn more at democracyxchange.org.

ODP Civic Campaign Accelerator - A 2-month program using DemocracyKit tools and methods to launch a transformational civic change campaign.

Chris holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business (York University), a B.Sc. (Honours) and Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Waterloo, and is a Loran Scholar ('99).

Ajeev Bhatia

Ajeev Bhatia is passionate about creating meaningful social change lead by values grounded in his lived experiences and through building authentic relationships. Prior to joining Laidlaw, Ajeev worked at The East Scarborough Storefront, an organization grounded in asset-based community development practices and local neighboorhood change. During his six years at the organization, he assumed multiple roles including a Community Resource Specialist and Resident Leadership Engagement Coordinator. Keeping him involved in Scarborough now as a volunteer is his role as the co-chair for Let’s Inspire For Today, a grassroots youth-led initiative responsible for designating the community Youth Friendly through Play Works Ontario. Ajeev holds a BA (Hons.) Psychology, Minor Public Policy and Administration from York University.

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Schedule and venue

May 17, 2018

12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Webinar

Agenda

Your Mediums and the Message

 

Identify Your Champions

 

Tips & Tools to Empower Your Champions

Organizing a grassroots campaign? Looking to build your audience and amplify your message on a shoestring budget?

This webinar gives campaigners practical tools for identifying and empowering online champions. Participants will receive an online training kit to complement the webinar and provide ready-to-use templates to get you started.

This webinar is being presented in collaboration with the Laidlaw Foundation Provincial Elections PopUp grant program.

Hosts:

DemocracyKit  Laidlaw Foundation  Women Win Toronto

Presenters:

Dai Williams | Social Media Lead & Interim Co-chair, Women Win Toronto

Dai Williams is a savvy political observer, avid volunteer for feminist causes, and leads communications for Women Win Toronto. An experienced strategist, she's developed a number of campaigns for a local city councillor, national brands, and grassroot initiatives. Ask her about the time her Twitter chat trended higher than Shark Week.

Chris Cowperthwaite | Executive Director, Open Democracy Project

Chris Cowperthwaite is Co-founder and Executive Director of Open Democracy Project, a not-for-profit working to empower everyday citizens to drive change through civic and political action. Open Democracy Project programs include:

DemocracyKit - Resource library for planning and running municipal election and other civic campaigns. Resources are donated by campaign practitioners and made available publicly under a creative commons licence at democracykit.org.

DemocracyXChange - A summit and platform to connect civic campaign practitioners across borders. Learn more at democracyxchange.org.

ODP Civic Campaign Accelerator - A 2-month program using DemocracyKit tools and methods to launch a transformational civic change campaign.

Chris holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business (York University), a B.Sc. (Honours) and Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Waterloo, and is a Loran Scholar ('99).

Ajeev Bhatia | Program Manager, Laidlaw Foundation

Ajeev Bhatia is passionate about creating meaningful social change lead by values grounded in his lived experiences and through building authentic relationships. Prior to joining Laidlaw, Ajeev worked at The East Scarborough Storefront, an organization grounded in asset-based community development practices and local neighboorhood change. During his six years at the organization, he assumed multiple roles including a Community Resource Specialist and Resident Leadership Engagement Coordinator. Keeping him involved in Scarborough now as a volunteer is his role as the co-chair for Let’s Inspire For Today, a grassroots youth-led initiative responsible for designating the community Youth Friendly through Play Works Ontario. Ajeev holds a BA (Hons.) Psychology, Minor Public Policy and Administration from York University.

RSVP for this event





Schedule and venue

May 17, 2018

12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Webinar

Agenda

Your Mediums and the Message

 

Identify Your Champions

 

Tips & Tools to Empower Your Champions