GOAL Youth Workshop Series
The Grassroots Organizing and Leadership (GOAL) Youth Capacity Building Workshop Series was developed in 2007 by youth-led organizations, funders and other partners to provide access to learning opportunities to enhance the work of young people, artists and youth-led groups. Through different strategies and in different spaces, young people are working to make change and to have an impact on communities across the city of Toronto. To take this passion and commitment and channel it into a project, individuals or organizations require training, tools and supports that are not always available to emerging, youth-led groups.
Workshops are developed based on needs identified by young people in Toronto, and past topics have included financial management for non-profits, fundraising, grant writing, event planning, evaluation and documentation, self care, lawyers for the arts, branding and marketing, and models of youth work. These free sessions provide and accessible safe learning space for young people to ask questions, receive support, and access the resources that matter to them.