Ready for action - Training program

Ready for Action!

Trainings and Skillshares for Change

Niagra Falls, NY - September 22nd 1998: Eight members of Greenpeace hang a banner off of the Prospect Piont observation tower above Niagara Falls, Tuesday, September 22, 1998, in Niagra Falls, New York. The activists are protesting rain forst desruction. © Brendan McDermidA movement of skilled changemakers can tip the balance between corporations and ordinary people and bring about the world we wish to see!   

Ready for Action! is Greenpeace Canada’s newest initiative to share over 40 years of campaigning knowledge and action experience with anyone who wants to organize for change.

Whether you are a seasoned organizer or have a dream of becoming an activist, we are offering a wide range of trainings and skillshares across the country to help you climb to the next level of your political and social engagement.

While we are offering a variety of workshops, one of our focuses will be on Non-Violent Direct Action, a powerful tool to apply pressure on any corporation or political body.  

To get started, simply find a workshop below that you’re interested in and sign-up online. 


  • This training will equip participants with the knowledge and confidence to be a Police Liaison at rallies, marches and other events or actions. Participants will come away with an understanding of how as Police Liaison they can be successfully carry out their role to provide the police the information they want or need while protecting the interests of their group.

    Trainers are longtime community activist Gabo and Edmonton Police Services Indigenous Relations Coordinator Andrea Levey.

    Saturday April 8, 2017
    Greenpeace office at 10187- 104 Street Edmonton AB.
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Please RSVP to reserve your spot. Maximum 15 registrants!
    Language: English


The following trainings will be taking place in the coming months. Please subscribe to the email alert to be notified of upcoming trainings.

  • This is part 2 of the media training. This training will focus on interview skills.
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  • This training is an intensive weekend-long program designed to give participants a good overview of the activist toolbox. Participants will participate in skill-shares as well as taking part in practical exercices. Topics for the 3-day camp include: how do we build shared strategies, how to prepare for non-violent direct actions, anti-oppression, and media and messaging among many others. At the end of the weekend participants will be involved in a full scale action simulation! The weekend will allow us to get to know each other better, share ideas, and gain all the skills you need to take action!
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  • This workshop is designed to help you develop and deepen your skills to use various software and other tools to maximize the capacity and effectiviness in conducting investigations and reserach.
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  • Time to get your art on!
    In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics for making banners and other art for protest and non-violent direct actions. From stencils to projection this is your one stop art and activism intensive.
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  • Know your rights!
    This workshop will go over how to do a legal assessment and what your legal rights are in the context of a Non-Violent Direct Action.
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