Bridge for Health recognizes that shifting policy from a health-care focus to an approach that engages citizens to create healthy communities requires leadership and public dialogue. Voting is a critical component of civic engagement. Given the national election coming up in Canada on October 19th, we are very pleased to support Promote the Vote with this leadership training program!
Engagement Leader training
Do you want more of your friends, family, neighbours and coworkers to be politically engaged?
Do you want more dialogue in politics?
Do you want to make sure people feel heard in political conversations?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, volunteer as a Promote the Vote Engagement Leader! Engagement Leaders use dialogue (an approach to communication focused on listening, understanding and respect) to get people they know more involved in politics and the political process. The training will cover:
- An introduction to Promote the Vote
- An introduction to dialogue and how to use a dialogue approach, including active listening and speaking from values
- Interactive activities to help you prepare for conversations with people who are not politically engaged
The training workshop is FREE, but registration is required as there are limited spaces available. Register for either our workshop in Surrey or Vancouver:
Get Out The Vote! Film screening supporting Promote the Vote
Reel Causes and PIPSC are presenting Get Out The Vote! on October 14 in support of Promote the Vote. The event is a free/by donation film screening of The Price We Pay, a Canadian documentary about the history and present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance through off-shore tax havens. This gripping documentary offers a thought-provoking perspective on inequality, the economy and the power of multi-national corporations as these same issues pulse through the current federal election campaign.
The film’s director, Harold Crooks, will join via Skype for a discussion after the screening. Hope to see you there!
The Film: The Price We Pay (running time: 93 minutes)
When: October 14, 2015, Doors: 6:45, Show Time: 7:00
Location: SFU Woodward’s Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, 149 West Hastings Street
Cost: Free / by donation
Synopsis and event details. http://www.reelcauses.org