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General News · 10th April 2014
Cortes Literacy Now
Just a reminder that the Skills for Effective Grassroots Group workshop is coming up soon!

If you are a volunteer, paid staff, community member, or on the board of a Cortes organization or society, this workshop is intended for you. Everyone is welcome!

Session 1: Monday, April 14, 1:30 - 4:30
Snacks provided.

We will create shared understanding of inclusive leadership and identify participant leadership qualities needed for community mobilization and advocacy. We will explore community values of both leadership and advocacy, and link the application of inclusive leadership with mobilizing community to take action.

Participants will leave with an inventory of skills and inclusive practice for better engagement of their community.

Session 2: Tuesday, April 15, 11:00 - 3:30
Please bring a lunch.
We will explore boundaries and self-care, learn tools for effective communication and models of decision making. Through guided discussion and sharing of participant experience, we will identify the benefits and limitations of reaching decisions as a group and work through limitations of various decision making models.

Participants will leave with effective tools for communication and process, applying boundaries and self-care when decision making within their groups.

Where: Both sessions are at Linnaea, in the Lakeview Room

Cost: By donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Sponsors: This workshop is generously sponsored by a grant from Learning Initiatives for Rural and Northern BC, in partnership with PeerNet BC. Venue space is kindly provided by Linnaea Farm as a community donation, and likewise, the Natural Food Co-Op has generously agreed to supply some snacks. Thank You!

The facilitators, from PeerNet BC:

Iris Yong Pearson aspires toward a society based on equity, free from discrimination, full of compassion and activism. She developed the People Power diversity training manual and co-authored Evolve: No One Gets Left Behind, an inclusive leadership training manual. She brings with her experience in social justice – youth, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism work but does not believe that these are separate entities nor does she focus on these exclusively.

Lydia Luk has a passion for working with diverse communities. From her volunteer experiences working with seniors to her extensive work with queer youth in the Lower mainland, Lydia brings her enthusiasm for community development and experience in community mobilization, engagement and development with respect to social justice and queer issues.

To RSVP or for more info: Call Susanna at 935-0347 or email