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Grassroots Community Organizing - Grassroots Week Panel

Community Organizers are vital in shaping our policies, economy, and neighbourhoods. This panel will uncover how to use traditional Volunteer Management principles, in a grassroots context. After all, a major component of any organizing effort is a well-designed volunteer strategy.

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
6:30 PM
Where: College/Shaw Library
766 College Street
Toronto, Ontario  M6G 1C4
Contact: Louroz Mercader
416-961-6888 ext. 226

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Grassroots activists and organizers are often volunteer managers even when they don't realize it. This panel will explore two critical elements of traditional volunteer management best practices, in a grassroots context: being organized and efficient with coordinating volunteer activity, and creating an environment of dialogue in your group that builds rapport and trust with volunteers.

People are power. As such, a grassroots group's success is defined by the people who strive to accomplish its mission. By definition, grassroots groups are is a teams of individuals volunteering their time to achieve something that they are collectively passionate about. Dedication, motivation, and passion for a cause are often the driving force behind the people who volunteer for an organization.

Grassroots Community Organizing comprises of successful grassroots leaders who have experienced various challenges through the course of their respective organizations' growth.


  • Kelly Harbour, Community Engagement Coordinator at Volunteer Toronto and Commissioner for Flags of Glory, the women's division of the Toronto Queer Football League

  • Salomeh Ahmadi, Founder of Rexdale Lab and Program Facilitator at Pathways Education

  • Alicks Girowski, Volunteer Manager at HotDocs and Director of Operations at JAYU
  • Rudayna Bahubeshi, Development at Women in Toronto Politics and Community Engagement at Inspirit Foundation

Moderated by Jessica Pang-Parks, Events Lead at Parkview Neighbourhood Garden and Education Coordinator at Volunteer Toronto (Grassroots Growth Project)

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