How do governments make decisions? How can non-profit organizations engage people in local decision-making? How can communities claim their rights by engaging and working with government and other decision-making bodies?
CivicsXchange is a civic literacy program, using a resident-centred approach to civics, community building and advocacy. Participants from community- and issue-based groups working on poverty reduction efforts will have access to a variety of learning opportunities, including workshops, site visits, mentorship and community-based activities.
- Explore dynamics of power, equity and rights
- Identify what is possible in their communities and governments
- Learn about strategies for engaging decision-makers to change systems that create poverty
- Explore and experiment with approaches and tools to support resident-informed, directed and led engagement strategies
The application deadline for the 2017/18 program has passed.
For more information about the program, please contact Effie Vlachoyannacos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-944-2627.