Two Upcoming Trainings for Community Groups!

We wanted to take a minute to let our members know about two upcoming trainings you might be interested in.

Working in Complexity: How do we take action when everything is uncertain? 

This is a two day training on October 10th and 11th. 

The workshop takes a dive into complexity theory and how it can be applied to thinking about organizations. As per their description, Complexity science gives us a lens and a vocabulary to see organizations and societies as living, evolving systems. Instead of trying to plan and control our way to social change, complexity science suggests ways of working with life’s messy reality. It helps us recognize that it is not usually possible to know for sure how to get from Point A (what we think is the problem) to Point B (what we think is the solution), or what will truly make the difference in getting there. Complexity sciences supports us in developing new practices that reflect the ever-changing nature of our social systems.


AND, we just got great news! Centraide, in collaboration with COCo, will provide a limited number of bursaries for community-based organizations to to attend the workshop on the 10-11 of october. A french version of this workshop will be offered in the winter of 2019.  To be eligible for this bursary, organizations must currently receive funding from Centraide. To inquire about the bursary please contact or by Friday, September 28th.

Working with Power: How can shifting our daily interactions change the world?

This is a two day training on October 19-20. 
The description of the workshop is as follows:

“We experience the effects of power every day. We have to deal with a boss who won’t listen. We pretend to ignore harassment that rattles us. We witness an injustice from afar. Our energy soars from listening to a podcast that inspires us. The power we experience shapes our lives, We also exercise power every day. We tell our kids to pick up their socks. We decide how to apply that new policy in our organization. We give our partner the silent treatment. We join a neighbourhood organization. The power we exercise shapes our lives. In each of these moments, we make a decision about how to interact…do we give power, share power, take power, or simply walk away? Scale the experience and exercise of power to an organizational, societal, or even systemic level and we can start seeing that the world we live in is shaped by countless interactions around power.”