Peter Gibbs

Peter first realized he had to do something about climate change while reading ‘The Lorax’ by Dr. Seuss to groups of children on a mossy rock in the Sooke Hills as part of an environmental program at a summer camp. Since 2008, he’s been a community organizer on campaigns for voting reform, to block oil tanker traffic expansion, and to push the University of Victoria to divest from fossil fuels. Currently, he is an organizer and trainer at Organize BC, running capacity-building programs for organizers who are creating progressive change around BC. At some point in there he became a trained chef. He lives in Victoria with three of his best friends and a cat. He bikes everywhere, and goes rock climbing most weeks.

Peter's session will unpack how engagement organizing has come to be used mainly for election organizing in Canada, and how that can change.

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CanRoots West 2019

Every year, political, grassroots and labour organizers from across the country meet at CanRoots to learn from each other's victories, to skill up and to get ready to make change in the year ahead. 

CanRoots focuses on four streams:

  1. Field Organizing
  2. Campaign Strategy & Messaging
  3. Digital Campaigning & Tech
  4. Building Inclusive Movements

Each CanRoots weaves together inspirational case studies and practical skills training from each stream.

CanRoots West was hosted in Vancouver on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory in 2014, 2016, and 2017. The next CanRoots West will be back in Vancouver in Spring 2019.

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