CAN Leadership Training

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs


What will I learn in the CAN leadership program?

The CAN leadership training program includes learning about the big picture and building personal 'capacity' skills.

Program includes breakfast, lunch, and childcare and transportation costs (if necessary) for all workshops.

NOTE: CAN Info Session about the program starting in April scheduled to take place March 21st, 2019 11:15 am at the Carnegie Community Centre. Email to RSVP for this event, or just show up!

Big picture learning includes:

  • Root causes of poverty
  • Levels of government and how we make change
  • Human rights and poverty: an introduction
  • Importance of grassroots and community involvement to impact change
  • Community organizing training: theories of change, how to build allies
  • Poverty reduction plan and strategy for BC and Vancouver
  • Introduction to key campaigns from community leaders
  • Tackling stigma around poverty
  • Guest speakers and more!

Targeted skill building includes: 

  • Public speaking: build confidence, strengthen your voice, learn tactics + opportunities to practise!
  • Media spokesperson training: best practices & your rights
  • Linking your lived experience to impactful advocacy for change
  • Opportunities for action in the PRC Community Action Network
  • Further resources on training for change and community organizing

What are the entrance requirements?

  • Passion for change and the ability to commit to the entire program is important
  • Applications are open to those who have experienced poverty
  • Space is limited
  • Spaces are first come first served and at the discretion of the program staff
  • No previous education or training required
  • Content geared for diverse learning styles and abilities. You don't need to read or write in this program unless you want to
  • CAN will be offered in English

Further Details About CAN...

  • Mainly small group learning in a comfortable community space
  • Many opportunities for active participation!
  • Two meals per workshop and a chance to meet people, join hope-oriented communities!

Who should join CAN?

  • A diversity of people who have experienced poverty in different ways
  • Those with a passion for change!

 When does the program start?

  • The next CAN training program starts APRIL 5th, 2019 and runs through April, May and June
  • CAN includes 7 workshops total
  • There will be no more than one workshop per week and about 2 workshops per month.
  • Workshops take place during the week Fridays, unless there is a special exception

When do the workshops take place?

  • Workshops run from 10:30-2:00pm with morning coffee, light breakfast, ful lunch and breaks
  • There will be a graduation luncheon and party in the seventh week

Where will the program take place?

  • Please email to find out about the next session of CAN

Do I have to attend the whole program?

  • Yes. The expectation is that registered participants attend all the workshops
  • If you have to miss a workshop for a valid reason, please let us know

Are supports available to take this program?

  • Yes. Healthy food, drinks, transportation, and childcare coverage available for all workshops
  • Eligibility for child care coverage includes direct custody of children in your care
  • Transportation coverage available to those who do not have subsidized transit passes
  • If you have unique needs, please get in touch with us to discuss how we can ensure your successful participation
  • Please contact us directly here. We look forward to hearing from you




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