Canvassing for Change

February 24, 2019 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

Campaigns are won on the ground – at the doorstep and on the phone. Paid ads and social media posts can be part of an effective election campaign, and no one ever won a contested campaign without talking directly to voters.

Canvassing for Change applies principles of community organizing to build large volunteer canvassing teams. Building off of best practices from the last 10 years of US Democrat campaigns, and field-tested and refined by progressives in Canada, Canvassing for Change teaches the practical and hands on skills needed to win.


Who is it for?

Canvassing for Change is for any staff or volunteers running campaigns that need to operate large-scale field operations to have thousands of person-to-person conversations to win. Organizers and volunteers on campaigns to elect candidates, win referenda, or insert an issues-based campaign into an election conversation are all good candidates for this training.

Cost & Cancellation Policy

Tuition for Canvassing for Change is $165. Scholarships are available for individuals and organizations who cannot afford the full tuition fee. You'll have a chance to apply for a scholarship as part of your training application.

Trainees that cancel via email to Skills for Change Alberta a minimum of 10 working days prior to the event are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations that occur later than that may not be eligible for a refund.

Dates & Location

Canvassing for Change will run 9:30am to 5:00pm. It is in Calgary on February 23, and in Edmonton on February 24. Exact venues are still being determined, and will be posted once confirmed.


We’d like to have this event be scent-free, please help and refrain from wearing or using scented products.

More accessibility information will be posted once a venue has been confirmed. If you have any specific accessibility concerns, please contact Peter at [email protected]




TBA Edmonton , AB