Building Power for the Common Good workshop


This workshop will delve into exploring a tried and tested framework for bringing about transformative change.

"I sat in a room on a sunny spring Saturday with members and organizations from all walks of life. In many ways, we are so very different from each other and yet we discovered the ways in which we are united. We listened to each other respectfully and really connected in a deeply personal way. Tears and laughter abounded. Many of us spoke of our concern for future generations. I spoke of my desire for my nieces, nephews and young friends to feel heard and respected. When I think of the world they will grow up in, I feel fear and sadness. These tiny amazing people deserve a better world than this –  I want to be part of creating that for them."

Courtney Baldwin of the UVic Graduate Students' Society attended our spring training



Through exploring the traditions and values of our labour, faith, community, environmental and educational organizations, we'll learn how to create strong foundations to be able to hold government and corporate interests in Greater Victoria to account.

We'll learn about the need to build relationships with diverse organizations in order to have the power to win. You will have the chance to practice some of the fundamental tools of relational organizing.

We'll show you how these tools can help strengthen your organization and engage your members. We'll take you on the journey to understand how these tools will lead us to concrete, winnable action.



Where: BCGEU Hall (2994 Douglas). There is free parking in the BCGEU car park on Burnside Road

Friday 21st:

6:00PM - 8:00PM.

(Doors open from 5PM for registration and light supper - Vegetarian and gluten free option available).

Saturday 22nd:

10:00AM - 4:30 PM

(Doors will be open from (9:30 for coffee/ muffins. Please bring a bag lunch or be prepared to go to a nearby cafe for lunch.)

It is important to attend both Friday eve and Saturday day. We promise to start on time and end on time.



If your organization is a member of GVAT, this workshop is FREE. 

If not, please bring $50 cash/ cheque on Friday. (Cheques are made payable to Greater Victoria Acting Together).

If you are no longer able to make it, please be sure to let us know. For any further questions, please call Flossie on 250 884 1347.



September 21, 2018 at 5pm - September 22, 2018
2994 Douglas St
Victoria, BC V8T 4N4
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