Recently I had the chance to participate in Saskatoon Change Makers, one of the Broadbent Institute’s first events to enhance capacity for people to work for positive change. This emphasis on training and leadership recognizes that it’s not enough to have the best ideas; winning campaigns, electoral or issue-based, requires the organization and skills to do so.
Posted by NationBuilder Support · January 27, 2014 11:57 AM
SASKATOON--Barack Obama's 2012 Battleground States Director, Mitch Stewart, is coming to town with the message that positive change is possible through people-centred grassroots action. Stewart will speak at Saskatoon Change Makers, an event co-organized by the Broadbent Institute and Upstream that will enhance local community organizing.
"Mitch Stewart has a proven track record as a cutting-edge campaign strategist," says Graham Mitchell, Director of Training and Leadership at the Broadbent Institute. "The Broadbent Institute is proud to support emerging leaders in Saskatoon, and across Canada, by learning from some of the best campaigners at home and abroad."
"We are delighted to be working together with the Broadbent Institute to bring positive change to Saskatoon," added Upstream Director Ryan Meili. "This evening is a great example of the kind of evidence-based, people-centred approach to change at the core of Upstream's work to build a healthy society."
Other speakers will include Ryan Meili of Upstream, Max FineDay, President of the University of Saskatchewan Student Union and Next Up alumnus, and Erica Lee of Idle No More.