The Transition Skills Forum is a regular workshop series being offered to Torontonians from Torontonians. It's pretty simple - individuals with skills that are needed to increase personal resilience share with those wanting to learn.
The cost to attend a workshop varies depending on the workshop materials required and costs associated with delivery.
Workshop leaders give their time pro bono, and are motivated by the desire to share their knowledge and skills with fellow Transitioners.
Watch out for details on our future sessions to be held later this year:
Community renewable energy co-ops
Sustainable Investing - Session 1: Sustainable Investing - What does socially responsible investing mean to you? Will discuss socially responsible investing and the influence of investment dollars. Session 2: Green investment planning - How does oil effect your investments? Will discuss how oil volatility affects your investment portfolio, and ways to reduce your exposure and invest in greener companies.
City Bees - Against the backdrop of a rural food-producing system heavily dependant on pesticides, monocultures, GMOs and petrochemicals, urban environments provide an oasis for honeybees. Cities also present their own beekeeping challenges. While it's not possible to learn all you need to know in a two-hour session, an overview of how to keep bees will be presented with a focus on sustainable practices. Topics will include choosing a site, types of hives and frames, foundation vs foundationless, some basic biology and life cycle of the bee, seasons of the hive, pest management, and beekeeping regulations.
Designing Organizations to Achieve Transition - From Idea to Launch - This interactive hands-on workshop will help you apply sustainable design principles to take your ideas from concept to reality. Workshop participants will leave with the knowledge needed to plan the launch of their new projects.
Feed Me Forever! – Learning the Art of Preserving Food – A Series of Workshops
This workshop series explores the various methods of preserving food including canning, dehydrating, freezing, smoking and pickling. We’ll bring in experts on each topic to show members how fun it can be to preserve food and ensure a healthy food supply all year long. These could start running sometime in August as people are starting to harvest their gardens.
Local Money, Local Prosperity! – Engaging Your Community in the Use of Alternative Currencies –
A study of the use of alternative currencies in more depth and exploration other models that may become necessary in the event of an economic collapse
Extreme Thrift! – How to Make the Most from the Least Around the Home
This workshop would cover the most popular ways to save time, money, prevent waste and develop resiliency skills around the home
Crash Course Intensive Weekend – Understanding and Preparing for the Coming Changes in the Economy, Environment and Energy
This intensive 2-day weekend event is offered to those who are willing to face the challenges of our current global crises and who want to ensure that they are prepared for them. It will include presentations by local experts in energy, environmental issues, and economic strategies to protect you and your family in the coming decades.
Entertain This! – Finding Healthier Ways to Have Fun and Develop Families and Community
This workshop would focus on encouraging and supporting local activities that shift children and young people away from the television, computer screen and videogame by exploring the multitude of options to learn and grow physically, emotionally and intellectually. Targeting parents, this workshop engages participants in coming up with creative ideas for involving young people with a minimum of expense and a maximum of fun!
I Ain’t Afraid ‘o No Wolf! – Bushcraft and Outdoor Survival Skills for the Timid, the Strong and Everyone in Between
This workshop series is conducted outdoors and offers the opportunity to learn practical skills such as starting a fire, cooking outdoors, building a shelter, wilderness self-defense, staying warm – all with a minimum of supplies and resources.