Activate Skills

Online: April 11, 2024 & more

Activate Skills is a series of 90-minute interactive virtual workshops designed to support digital changemakers to develop strategies, refine technical systems and discover tools for campaigning and organizing.

Who Should Attend

Activate Skills is for progressive digital practitioners. You might be working in digital at an advocacy organization, a political party, labour union, or a leader who tries to bring all these pieces together. You might work with clients to deliver great digital campaigns, or build new technology.


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Jose Nunez

Senior Advisor, former Organizing Director
Democratic National Committee

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Mobilization Strategy Development, presented by Jose Nunez

Coming soon! 

This is a training geared towards developing strategy plans with a focus on mobilization of supporters. It’s primarily focused on short campaign timelines, 3 months for example, to develop a plan from start to finish. The audience for these are generally people with pre-existing infrastructure, currently at an org or campaign, who want new knowledge or a refresher on building an effective mobilization strategy.

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Creators: The Next Frontier of Digital Strategy, presented by Vidyut Ghuwalewala

April 11, 2024

12:00 – 1:30 PST / 3:00 – 3:30pm EST

Digital strategies in the progressive space are rapidly evolving beyond traditional owned or paid media channels. Digital practitioners are increasingly turning to creators — people with existing audiences on social media — to amplify their message to audiences they otherwise would not reach. After this webinar series, you will have another tool in your digital arsenal and learn how these tactics can be used effectively at your organization. This workshop will touch on many topics in the space, from the technicalities of how to set up a paid creator digital program from scratch to workshopping your own campaign.

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Take your skill-building to the next level at Activate Hollyhock

June 5 – 9, 2024

Activate Elections is a five day digital leadership intensive, held at Hollyhock. 

Activate is more than a conference. It is a training program, an incubator of new ideas and solutions, and a growing network of professional progressive digital practitioners. 

Activate exists to build the digital capacity of progressives in Canada. We do this by bringing the best digital minds and the brighters leaders to Hollyhock for five days of learning, connecting and sharing. 

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We are offering tiered pricing for Activate Skills Workshops to reflect the different resources available within our communities:

  • Generous: $75
  • Standard: $50
  • Reduced: $15

We ask that you reflect deeply and select the tier that is most appropriate for your financial situation. The “Generous” tier will support the BIPOC fund at Activate Hollyhock.

If the Reduced tuition cost is a barrier, please contact us at [email protected] for a free ticket.

Our Partners

Thank you to our community partners for helping support, uplift, and work together to eliminate barriers to equity and economic access!

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Affinity Bridge

Community Amplifiers

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