Long-term Strategy and Community Organizing Trainer
Affiliated Organization: Liberation Learning and Campaign for Child Care Equity
Areas of Training: Organizing to Build Power, Community Organizing 101, Long-Term Strategic Planning
Tom Kertes is a social movement organizer based in Vancouver, BC and currently organizes child care workers to transform how BC's children are cared for and BC's families are supported. Tom was an organizer with the United Workers, a Baltimore based human rights organization of low-wage workers, consulted for the Toronto and York Region Labour Council and has worked on media projects ranging from Emmy-winning educational children's television to grassroots independent media viewed by millions of online viewers. Tom also conducts workshops as a member of the Toolbox Collective, a new initiative that's focused on providing practical tools for social movement, community and labour organizers dedicated to social and economic justice for everyone, everywhere.