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 to Ottawa and attend the Oxfam Summit!
About the Summit and Day of Action
A multi-day intensive training. The Oxfam Summit gathers activists, community leaders and passionate individuals from across Canada to Ottawa (unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory) for two and a half days packed full of workshops, inspiring speakers, and break out 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.
March 21-24, 2020
Oxfam Canada Office and meeting spaces in downtown Ottawa, close to Parliament Hill.
Oxfam Canada will be covering all expenses for selected participants, including travel and accommodation.
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 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
Just about anyone can apply but all 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 and 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, visible minorities, Indigenous people, 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 this upcoming Summit and Day of Action are due January 19, 2020, by midnight EST.
Oxfam Canada Summit and Day of Action will take place on March 21-24, 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario. It will be held at the Oxfam Canada Office and meeting spaces downtown close to Parliament Hill.
Summit and Day of Action will focus on a range of human rights and social justice issues directly related to Oxfam Canada’s mission, such as economic justice, women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, climate change and natural resources, and gender in emergencies.
Oxfam Canada will cover all expenses for selected participants, including travel and accommodation.
Summit agenda, speaker details and travel logistics will be sent to all selected participants in late January. 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.