Real change happens when people come together and use their collective power to lift up their communities. Together we have the ability to represent an array of people, issues and lived experiences, all with a shared passion for ending the injustice of poverty and inequality. That is why Oxfam Canada is calling on activists, community leaders and passionate individuals from across the country to come together and attend the Oxfam Summit!
About the Summit and Day of Action
A multi-day online interactive and intensive training, the Oxfam Summit gathers activists, community leaders and passionate individuals from across Canada for two-and-a-half days packed full of workshops, inspiring speakers and breakout sessions. Participants will leave inspired, connected, knowledgeable and equipped with skills to advocate for positive change.
THE DAY OF ACTION
A day following the Summit where participants take all they’ve learned and put those skills into immediate action.
May 13-15, 2022
Online in an interactive virtual venue space.
This training is free of charge. Oxfam will provide participants with the training materials needed to make the most of the experience.
What You Will Learn
Use your power to lift up communities
by learning and practicing key advocacy tools, developing knowledge from the training provided by topic experts and discovering new ways to help create a just world without poverty and inequality
Strengthen the ropes of solidarity
across social movements by sharing knowledge, building ties with other activists from all across the country and gaining important skills together
Build the capacity to inspire
advance your engagement and ability to increase your influence on issues of poverty, gender justice and inequality
Renew your advocacy skills and knowledge
on feminist policymaking approaches from topic experts, including Diana Sarosi, one of The Hill Times 2019 Top 100 Lobbyists and Influential players
Build your knowledge and skills
on social justice and poverty issues directly related to Oxfam Canada’s mission, such as women’s economic justice, ending violence against women and girls, sexual and reproductive health and rights, climate change and natural resources, women’s transformative justice, and gender in emergencies
Apply For the Summit
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and currently living in Canada.
If you’re a community activist, leader or person who is passionate about ending the injustice of poverty, standing up for women’s rights and seeking more ways to deepen your skills, you should absolutely apply.
We value and encourage diversity and welcome applications from traditionally underrepresented groups (for example: women, racialized people, Indigenous Peoples, non-heteronormative identities or people with disabilities).
HOW TO APPLY
The application process takes about 30 minutes, with some additional time to submit a creative project as well as a personal reference. You’ll be able to save your progress as you go.
Frequently Asked Questions
Applications for the Summit and Day of Action are due May 1, 2022, by midnight EST.
The Oxfam Canada Summit and Day of Action will take place online on May 13-15, 2022, featuring different workshop rooms and spaces for participant conversation and networking. The Zoom platform will be used to facilitate the space.
The Summit and Day of Action will focus on a range of human rights and social justice issues, such as economic justice, women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, climate change and natural resources, and gender in emergencies.
This training is free of charge to ensure the opportunity is accessible.
The Summit agenda and speaker details will be sent to all selected participants in April. Some speaker highlights may also be posted on social media, so check out our Facebook and Instagram for updates.
The Oxfam Summit & Day of Action is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada, provided through Global Affairs Canada, and the generous Canadian public.