At a Glance

All sessions will take place at

Oakham House, Ryerson University

55 Gould St, Toronto

Google map and directions

Final details of the schedule are available here (and in hard copy at the gathering): CanRoots East program

Friday November 28th - 9am to 5pm


Opening Activities and Kickoff Plenary



Building a Winning Movement with Tzeporah Berman, Clayton Thomas Muller, and Deena Ladd

Concurrent Session #1  
Not Your Grandparents Organization! Can Organizing Solve Toronto’s Transit Logjam? Third Party Organizing In Municipal Elections
1.15-2.30pm Concurrent Session #2  
Organizing Stories from the US Midterms Data 201:  Targeting Working as an Ally
2.45pm-4.00pm Concurrent Session #3  
Growing the Labour Movement Developing Leaders Organizing in Immigrant Communities







4.15pm - 5.15pm Closing Plenary on onsite social


5.15pm on...

A Tale of Two Cities: Vancouver and Toronto Elections Debrief

Evening reception and networking social, onsite (appetizers and bar service).


Saturday November 29th, 9am to 5.30pm

9.30-11am Opening Keynote

Organizing as Transformation: the Dogwood Story with Will Horter, Executive Director, Dogwood Initiative. 



Concurrent Session #4


Stages of Distributed Organizing Place-Based Organizing Rural Organizing Case Studies


Concurrent Session #5


Crowd-sourced Crowd-sourced Crowd-sourced


Concurrent Session #6


Unique tools for list-building success New Organizing in Labour Towns From Online to Offline








Closing Plenary - When David beats Goliath!


Fracking Ban in Nova Scotia with Ecology Action Centre
No Casino Toronto 

Wrap up and Closing


Thank you to our CanRoots East supporters and sponsors!