Activate Program Agenda

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6:00 am
6:30 am
7:00 am
7:30 am
8:00 am
8:30 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
8:30 pm
9:00 pm
9:30 pm
10:00 pm
10:30 pm
11:00 pm
11:30 pm
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Yoga
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Kiakum

Garden Tour
7:45 am - 8:30 am
Greenhouse

Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Lodge

GOTV(ax): Translating organizing principles for pandemic response
9:15 am - 10:45 am
Olatunji

CLC Coffee Break

Panel: GOTV(ax): Translating organizing principles for pandemic response
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Olatunji

Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lodge

Workshops - Click for Details
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Raven/Kiakum

Persuasive messaging in a post-truth world
Leah Ward, Metric
Location: Raven

In this workshop we will craft winning narratives that counter disinformation while capturing the imaginations of our audiences in order to drive progressive change.

Penoqe’k: Decolonizing community spaces
Amy Grant, Pink Lnu
Location: Kiakum

Join me on a learning journey, as I teach the sacred Mi'kmaw teachings, and provide you with the knowledge to facilitate meaningful change in our communities. Through an interactive activity, we will examine colonial systems of oppression and learn about the power of humility (penoqe'k) in re-building a more accessible and inclusive society. This session will give you a newfound perspective on JEDDI (Justice, Equity, Decolonization, Diversity, and Inclusion) work, allowing you to better incorporate these practices into your life, both personally and professionally. M'sit No'kmaq (All My Relations).

BREAK
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Workshops - Click for Details
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Raven/Kiakum

Progressive wins in conservative turf: How a 3rd-party campaign helped deliver Calgary’s 2021 municipal majority
Rachel Tetrault, Natasha Madison & Lucas Costello, Point Blank Creative

Location: Raven

The 2021 Calgary municipal election saw a wave of progressive candidates sweep into power. Calgary's Future, the largest labour-backed 3rd party campaign ever run in Calgary, was instrumental in this victory. Point Blank's team led the vision and execution of the campaign, from strategy to tactics, from digital to field, and from start to finish. Through months of community and electoral organizing, and a city-wide GOTV and advertising campaign, Calgary’s Future saw 8/13 of our endorsed council candidates, and 5/6 school board trustees elected, creating a majority progressive council.

What were the ingredients to this success, and how could this recipe be replicated in other cities? How can the momentum built now be translated into 4 years of organizing and movement building leading up to the next election? This workshop -- half lessons learned and half discussion for what's next -- will go over the Calgary's Future campaign, and ask tough questions about how to build lasting change at the municipal level across Canada.


Copywriting for effective mobilization and impact
Jessica Currie, New/Mode

Location: Kiakum

Learn how to craft compelling copy that will convert your supporters into action takers In this workshop, we will explore the art and science of creating powerful calls to actions and engaging content that will mobilize your audience.

New/Mode’s Director of Community Development and Growth, Jessica Currie, will share insights on the successful copywriting tactics and digital tools progressive campaigners use to achieve impact.

What you'll learn:
- The key ingredients of conversion
- The elements of branding needed to tell your story
- How to speak directly to your audience in a way they can relate
- Explore the tools that New/Mode has to offer to create civic impact
- How to craft powerful email, website, and social media content

Relax & One-on-Ones
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Pod Connection
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Lodge

Dinner
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lodge

HEU Case Study Night
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Lodge

How labour successfully reversed two decades of health privatization - Caelie Frampton, HEU
Fairy Creek blockade: Lessons of Indigenous sovereignty - Rainbow Eyez & Glenn Reid

Friday, June 10, 2022
Friday, June 10, 2022
Sunrise with Seabirds
7:00 am - 8:30 am
Hollyhock Beach

Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Lodge

Go deep to go far: Moving from reactivity to transformation + who the movement needs to become
9:15 am - 10:45 am
Olatunji

PSAC Coffee Break

Panel: Go deep to go far: Moving from reactivity to transformation + who the movement needs to become
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Olatunji

Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lodge

Workshops - Click for Details
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Raven/Kiakum

Groundwork: Defeat overwhelm and unlock new levels of personal performance
Amrita Ahuja, Groundwork

Location: Raven

How to manage a full life and move peacefully in the direction of your dreams without succumbing to a world of busyness.


Digital fundraising for movements: Lessons from two winning campaigns for the Australian Labor Party
Jack Milroy, Defiance Digital

Location: Kiakum

Description TBC

BREAK
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Workshops - Click for Details
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Raven/Kiakum

Inclusive by Design: Overview of digital accessibility considerations
Mack Hardy, Affinity Bridge

Location: Raven

This session will provide an introduction to accessibility considerations for digital communication tools. We will cover principles of accessibility, legislation and compliance, design considerations and review some tools and resources that can help your digital team design for accessibility early in the process. Suitable for folks who are non-technical who want to know more about digital accessibility.


From Observer to Organizer: How to increase your organization’s capacity and impact through meaningful engagement and training
Saman Tabasinejad, Progress Toronto

Location: Kiakum

Offering programming that interests your members, expands your audience, and still reaches your goals is a tall order. But after 3 years of providing over 100 seasonal training workshops, Progress Toronto has a tried and true method to bring more people into the organization and plug them into pipelines to become more meaningfully engaged and help reach your organizational goals. Join this workshop led by Progress Toronto’s Organizing Director Saman Tabasinejad to learn how to use trainings and programming to generate leads for new donors and volunteers to help expand your organization’s capacity.

Relax & One-on-Ones
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Pod Connection
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Lodge

Dinner
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lodge

FAIL! Night
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lodge

Sunday, June 12, 2022
Sunday, June 12, 2022
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Friday, June 10, 2022