Citizen Planning School

Champions for Change Program

Become a Champion for Change

Champions for Change are residents of Erie and Niagara Counties who learn how to turn ideas into action through practical tools, knowledge and support to take back to their communities.

Learn more about the Spring 2019 Champions for Change Program.
Applications close January 25, 2019. 

How the Program Works

Champions for Change workshops cover key planning techniques to implement sustainable development in our region. Subjects include: what it means to be a Champion for Change, the importance of planning, how to make an action plan, and more.

What You’ll Get Out of the Program

  • Bring your vision to life, from an idea to a clear action plan
  • Refine your idea with a research & technical support team
  • Present your project idea to the public and potential supporters at the Idea Summit
  • Networking with peers and experts in a relaxed setting.

One Region Forward is not a Funding Agency. This program is meant to assist people move their project from concept towards implementation. There is no guarantee that projects will find funding or move to implementation based solely on participation in this program. Results may vary.

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