ChangeCampTO: Designing a Civic Engagement Toolkit

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Tomorrow night DwD participants will  join the ChangeCamp folks at the Toronto Reference Library for the second ChangeCamp event.

The session, expecting a couple hundred people,¬† focuses on the collaborative design of a set of tools and processes that can be used by all citizens to engage their peers in the run-up to Toronto’s Municipal Election this fall. In their words:

In a fun-but-focused 3 hours, registered attendees will contribute to the creation of a toolkit for a self-organizing, people-driven, nonpartisan movement for positive change in Toronto and beyond.

We see the municipal elections in 2010 as an excuse to gather people together to have real dialogues about the future of our communities. We believe that open source approaches can enable those conversations across the City of Toronto and beyond through community-based leadership.

To prepare, we will read Peter Block’s Workbook on Civic Engagement (pdf).

See you there!