Powering Change with People

We believe in the power of people to build their collective leadership, mobilize their communities, and create lasting change.

We know that any citizen can be a leader and push others to grow if they have the right resources and support – and we’re ready to provide that.

Listening First

We listen to people – even the softest voices – to eliminate our own biases and assumptions.

We never assume to have the solution; instead we focus on understanding the change that people want. By helping people listen to each other’s diverse perspectives to come up with strong solutions from within the community.

Learning Constantly

We strive for excellence in our work and we use our entrepreneurial spirit to try new methods, reflect, and adapt based on research, data, and results – successes and failures alike.

We take risks and are comfortable with failure so long as we don’t make the same mistake again.

Building Leadership and Relationships through Action

We learn by doing, and we enable people to discover their own power by giving them responsibility, not just training.

We foster and cultivate relationships through on ground grassroot work, not just talk.

Holding each other Accountable

We believe in role-modelling accountability throughout our work.

We hold our team and our communities accountable to goals and timelines and responsive to one another – because that’s the only way to hold our government and society accountable to us.

Acting Sustainably

We don’t provide any service; we provide opportunities to lead: we know we can only address root causes and change the system by strengthening leaders who build strong community teams to create change in the long term.

We leverage what already exists within our communities – we organize resources, time, and talent within our neighbourhoods for solutions that build stronger systems and local networks that last beyond our campaigns.