Two Weekends with the Alliance for Biking and Walking a Great Success!
Over the past two weekends TCAT and the Toronto Cyclists Union hosted intensive training and strategic development sessions for advocates.
Between Mar 27-29, a group of nineteen dedicated advocates spent the entire weekend together with sleeves rolled up developing campaigns to improve cycling and walking in Toronto and across the province. Facilitated by a talented team of three: Chanda Causer and Jeremy Grandstaff from the Alliance for Biking and Walking (formerly known as Thunderhead Alliance) and Ron Milam, the group worked together to develop effective strategies and to learn how winning campaigns have been implemented elsewhere. Yvonne Bambrick, the Executive Director of the Toronto Cyclists Union, captured how fun and productive the training was for everyone involved with these photos.
Then on April 4th, Jeremy Grandstaff from the Alliance for Biking and Walking returned to Toronto with Randy Neufeld, Chief Strategic Officer of the Active Transportation Alliance to lead key members of TCAT and the Toronto Cyclists Union through a strategic development session. Randy has decades of leadership experience, in particular with the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation (now Active Transportation Alliance) where he grew it from a small group of volunteers to the large, successful organization it is today. It was a valuable experience and we have every confidence that it has set both TCAT and the Toronto Cyclists Union on course to continue to grow and thrive.