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Ontario Greens’ Bootcamp 2022

Ontario Green Candidates and volunteers from across Ontario will be meeting in Kitchener for a weekend retreat to gear up for the upcoming election. You’ll be able to tap into everything you need to put your campaign into shape and you’ll feel the excitement of the campaign ramping up.

RSVP to Bootcamp 2022

Highlights include:

  • Keynote: Mike Schreiner, GPO Leader
  • Discussions: Mike Morrice, MP and Asha Philar, Mike's Campaign Manager
  • Panel: Greens, Committed to Change, Panelists: Abhijeet Manay, GPO Deputy Leader, Matt Richter, Candidate, Parry Sound—Muskoka, Laura Campbell, Candidate, Dufferin—Caledon
  • and lots more!

What to expect?

  • Air game and ground game workshops
  • Voter engagement, GVote and volunteer recruitment training
  • Team building with Greens from across Ontario
  • Momentum to build your campaign

Details for Candidates:

Date: Saturday, April 9 - Sunday, April 10
Location A: Saturday April 9, 12:30- 4pm
Guelph Campaign Office
265 Edinburgh Rd S
Guelph Ontario
N1G 2J6

Location B: 6pm Saturday April 9 2022- 5pm- Sunday Apr 10, 2022
Crowne-Plaza Kitchener Waterloo
105 King Street East, Kitchener, ON N2G 2K8
T - (519) 744 4141 | D - (519) 569 4573

Details for Volunteers:

Date: Saturday, April 9 - Sunday, April 10
Location: Crowne-Plaza Kitchener Waterloo
105 King Street East, Kitchener, ON N2G 2K8
T - (519) 744 4141 | D - (519) 569 4573

AGENDA

*Agenda is subject to changes

Download Agenda PDF RSVP here

SATURDAY APRIL 9, 2022

Location: Guelph and Kitchener

Noon
Lunch, Guelph campaign office

12:45- 1:45
Canvass training with Mike Schreiner

1:45-4:00
Canvass in Guelph

 

Location: Kitchener

5:30-6:45
Kitchener Meet & Greet / Candidate head shot opportunity

6:45-7:30
Dinner (at cost)

730-8:30
Improv

8:30-9:30
Social time

SUNDAY APRIL 10, 2022

Location: Kitchener

8:00-9:00
Registration

8:30-5:00
GPO Fair: One-on-one sessions for you and your campaign!

Social Media Amp,
Jess Tan, Digital Comms Coordinator

Making your graphics shine,
Pedro Santos, Graphics

Getting on the ballot!
A.J. Lockhard, Mobilizer

Resources for you!
Chelsey Edwards, Mobilizer

Media interview practice zone
Nav Dhaliwal, Ralph Benmurgui and more!

9:00-9:10
Opening
Jaymini Bhikha, GPO Executive Director

9:10-9:30
Inside the Campaign
Becky Smit, Provincial Campaign Manager

9:40-10:15
What are you going to do for the next 53 days?

Small but mighty: Campaigns with 1-5 volunteers
Resource people: Becky Smit, Provincial
Campaign Manager, Matt Chisholm,
Campaign Manager, Dufferin—Caledon

Making a name for yourself: Campaigns with 6-20 volunteers
Facilitator: Ard Van Leeuwen (invited), GPO President
Resource people: Campaign veteran,
Jaymini Bhikha, GPO Executive Director

Looking to place: Campaigns with 20+ volunteers
Facilitator: Jackie da Silva, Field Director,
Mike Morrice campaign
Resource people: Maureen Balsillie,
Campaign Manager, Parry Sound—Muskoka

10:20-10:50
Powerhouse Workshops I
Social media as a mobilizing tool, Nav Dhaliwal and Jessica Tan

Recruiting: Why do people volunteer?
Sam Dent, Field Director Ahbijeet Manay
Campaign and Carla Johnson, Candidate,
Cambridge

Strategic and focused: priority polls and
activities, Jackie DaSilva, Field Director, Mike Morrice Campaign

Message discipline & the elevator speech,
Ralph Benmurgui, Director of Issues &
Policy

10:55-11:25
Powerhouse Workshops I

Fundraising

Ramping up volunteer action,
Maureen Balsillie, Campaign Manager,
Parry Sound—Muskoka

You want to be an MPP?: You need GOTV

Key Messages and Policy Priorities,
Becky Smit, Provincial Campaign Manager

11:25-11:40
Break

11:40 - 12:00
Keynote Address - Mike Schreiner, Leader,
Green Party of Ontario

12:15-1:00
Lunch

1:00-1:50
Ready to Win: Building for the Long Haul
Mike Morrice, MP

Interviewer: Phil De Luna, 2021 GPC
Candidate, Toronto—St. Paul's

1:55-2:25
Powerhouse Workshops II

Scoring big: Media interviews,
Ralph Benmurgui, GPO Director of Issues
& Policy and Darren Elias, Press Secretary

Upping your Calling Game

Making campaigning fun, Stan Kozak, Campaign veteran

Q&A with Mike Morrice, MP Kitchener
Centre (for candidates)

2:30-2:55
Running a Foot Canvass

Your best volunteer management friend: GVote, Bianca Bell,
Chief of Staff for Mike Schreiner

So now you're managing a campaign, Asha Philar,
Campaign Manager, Mike Morrice's Kitchener Centre Campaign

Q&A with Mike Schreiner, GPO Leader (for candidates)

3:00-3:25
Media: Sound bites and press releases,
Nav K. Dhaliwal, GPO Director of Communications and Darren Elias, Press Secretary

At the door: securing support!

The whole cycle: Data integrity,
Gillian Maurice, Data lead, Guelph campaign

Debates and you, Ralph Benmurgui,
Director of Issues & Policy (for candidates)

4:00-4:10
Break

4:15-5:00
Greens: Building for Change

Panelists:
Mike Schreiner, GPO Leader,
Abhijeet Manay, GPO Deputy Leader,
Matt Richter, Candidate,
Parry Sound—Muskoka,
Laura Campbell, Candidate,
Dufferin—Caledon

5:00-5:30
Campaign in a box!

Download Agenda PDF RSVP here