We love hearing from our community members, especially when it's about their experience in one of our programs. So, we were incredibly happy to receive this message from Archana - who joined our Leadership and Community Engagement Training this past spring. It is a lovely note that speaks volumes of the impact this program has had on participants.
The Leadership & Civic Engagement Training we offer includes interactive workshops on government structure and civic processes in Canada, as well as on effective planning, outreach and facilitation techniques. There is also a practicum component to the program in which participants collaborate on their own initiatives to address important community issues. Ultimately, the 8-week training provides local residents with opportunities to connect with their community, to feel like their voice is being heard, and to take on a leadership role in building a better city, a better country, a better world.
"My heartfelt thanks to North York Community House for giving me an opportunity to be a part of their Leadership and Community Engagement Training (Spring 2017). The contents of the program and practicum project have contributed immensely to my knowledge and experience in Toronto, and I am positive that it will be of great help for our future plans to carry out initiatives that help society and make it a better place.
I was delighted to learn about the facilities and support available to the homeless, and feel responsible to spread awareness on education, health and living that was a part of the program.
It also adds more value when we have a supportive and encouraging leader like Beatriz Alas. Beatriz, Annie and Elizabeth - wonderful women with great passion towards the objective of NYCH. No wonder they set an example for people like me!
I had a great time with my team from this program - glad to know Susan, Madison, Afreen and everyone who came as guest speakers and helped us in our projects."
We really appreciate these kind words from Archana, and can't wait to see how she will apply what she gained through our program to lead positive change in our community!
Learn more about our Leadership & Civic Engagement Training