ChangeCampTO: Designing a Civic Engagement Toolkit

Design a toolkit for a self-organizing civic movement

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.

We are tentatively calling this open toolkit “ChangeCamp-in-a-Box”. This idea was born in a ChangeLab session at last year’s ChangeCamp, and this year we plan to make it real.

Thanks to the Toronto Public Library for donating the beautiful Bram and Bluma Appel Salon space.


5:30 – Gather in the Appel Salon Prologue space for drinks and networking prior to the event
6:00 – We move to the main space to set the context and describe the structure of the design exercise.
9:00 – We wrap the design exercise and break for the evening.

What to Expect

If you attended last year’s ChangeCamp, this event is different. It is not structured as an open-space style unconference. Instead, this is more like a large-scale ChangeLab session, where participants roll up their sleeves at tables of 8 around a single purpose.

Expect a great room filled with smart creative engaged people like you, working in small groups, learning by doing.

Registration Process:

  1. Visit
  2. Find the ticket type that best describes you in the list
  3. Enter the amount of your Pay-What-You-Can donation (suggested $10, min $1)
  4. Pay online using PayPal or choose At The Door.
  5. Complete your contact information, and answer the question of what gifts you bring
  6. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration. Paper tickets are not required

You are welcome to attend without paying a donation online. Simply put “1″ as the quantity and click on “Pay at the Door” on the order screen that follows. We ask those who are able to help keep the event accessible to all by giving the suggested donation to help cover event costs.

Your Donations & Sponsorships:

Your donations and sponsorships will be used to pay for, in order of priority: equipment rental, supplies, snacks/food. Any surplus will go toward the project, building the toolkit. The organizers are donating their time.


We will have a cash bar offering drinks and sandwiches at the venue from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.


2 Responses to “ChangeCampTO: Designing a Civic Engagement Toolkit”

  1. ChangeCampTO: Designing a Civic Engagement Toolkit on February 15th, 2010 10:58 pm

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

  2. The Social Analytics of #ChangeCampTO | Christopher Berry on October 7th, 2013 8:08 am

    [...] #ChangeCampTO happened last night in Toronto. It was a gathering of some 240 people ranging from engaged citizens, community organizers, public sector people, private sector people, social media technologists, journalists, and yes, the social analytics guy in the room. [...]

Leave a Reply