Parkdale Leadership Training Series
Are you committed to social justice in Parkdale? Do you want to gain knowledge and experience in community organizing? Do you want to see people like you reflected in local leadership? If you answered yes to these questions, please apply to the Parkdale Leadership Training Series!
The Parkdale People's Economy and The Public Studio are partnering to provide a training series for women of colour who want to foster skills for organizing at the grassroots, non-profit, and government level. The training will be a paid opportunity to learn from local activists in Parkdale, build leadership skills through hands-on activities, and collectively develop a community initiative to address the issues you care most about in the neighbourhood. We encourage Black, Indigenous, racialized, and newcomer women, trans, and non-binary community members to apply!
Participants will receive honorariums equivalent to $15/hr for their participation in three 3-hour sessions ($135 total). We will also provide free childcare, translation services, dinner and refreshments, and TTC tokens thanks to the generous support of the Toronto Foundation. Please see below for more details and the application form.
Parkdale Leadership Training Series
The series will include the following three 3-hour training sessions:
• Grassroots Organizing - Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 from 6-9PM
• Community Sector Organizing - Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 from 6-9PM
• Government Organizing - Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 from 6-9PM
Each session will be hosted at The Public Studio, which is located at 58 Lansdowne Ave (Seaforth and Lansdowne). The space is accessible by public transit, wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral washroom located on the main floor.
Do you have questions about the program? Do you require support with filling out the application form? If so, we will be hosting the following Drop-In Dates with hard copies of the application form to support applicants with the process of applying:
• Thursday, March 15th, 2018 from 3-7PM at the Parkdale Library (1303 Queen St W)
• Friday, March 16th, 2018 from 2-5PM at The Public Studio (58 Lansdowne Ave)
• Monday, March 19th, 2018 from 10AM-2:30PM at PARC (Office 204, 1499 Queen St W)
• Monday, March 19th, 2018 from 3-4PM at Parkdale Project Read (1209 King St W)
• Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 from 4-5:30PM at the Parkdale Library (1303 Queen St W)
Alternatively, you can call or email Mercedes from the Parkdale People's Economy at (416) 537-2262 x 269 /
, or Sheila from The Public Studio at (647) 477-7474 /
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 by 6PM!
What is your name?
Do you prefer being contacted by email or phone?
What is your email address?
What is your phone number?
What is your relationship to Parkdale?
I live in Parkdale
I used to live in Parkdale
I work in Parkdale
Are you already connected to community groups in Parkdale? If so, which ones?
Examples: "I am a member of TTC Riders," "I am a volunteer at Parkdale Project Read," or "I am a member of the Tibetan Arts Collective." etc.
What does being a community leader mean to you?
Some prompts to help guide you (it's not necessary to answer each question): What issues do you care most about in the community? What are your skills? What leaders do you admire and why?
Can you commit to attending the following three sessions?
Please check the dates that you can commit to attending. We will be prioritizing applicants who can make all three sessions.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 from 6-9PM
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 from 6-9PM
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 from 6-9PM
Do you require childcare?
If you marked 'Yes,' how many children do you require childcare support for?
Do you require translation services?
If you marked 'Yes,' which language do you require translation services in?
Do you require any additional support to attend the Parkdale Leadership Training Series?
In this section, please indicate any special accommodations you require to attend the training. If you have any dietary restrictions, please note them here.
Thank you for your application!
We will get back to you on Friday, March 23rd, 2018, with further details about your participation!
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