Transformative Leadership for System Change

This session will deep dive into a collective process to reimagine leadership for a liberated future.

This workshop is for:

Young leaders (ages 18-29) with youth-serving programs based in Toronto (or the surrounding area’s).


Join us on Saturday, July 18th, 2020 at 12:00pm for a discussion around Transformative Leadership for System Change, Led by Hima Batavia.

Between a global health pandemic and one of the largest social justice and racial equity uprisings in human history, we have collectively witnessed a cultural, political, economic and social shift in our countries, cities and communities in the last four months.

These shifts are happening within us too. In our homes, families, relationships, and within the organizations we lead. In many cases, we have been called into a state of pause and a time for reflection to understand our own role in the movement.

Leaders around the world have either risen and confronted the moment, creating a sense of possibility and safety, and in other cases, they have faltered and caused harm. A liberated future awaits, but demands a leader to usher in radical possibilities rooted in visionary co-creation.

This session will deep dive into a collective process to reimagine leadership for a liberated future.

The Trustee Hub will continue to provide trainings to support you in building a strong foundation for your work to have maximum impact during this Pandemic and beyond.


*Note: Priority will be given to SSCH Trusteed groups and other Youth grassroots group leads. If there are more spaces, others will be invited.


Event and Registration Info:

  • Registration for this session will close Friday, July 17, 2020 by 3pm EST
  • Bring Paper and pencil on standby for an activity

Facilitator Bio

Hima Batavia is the Director of the Creative Placemaking Lab at Artscape. She is a cultural leader who is passionate about designing spaces and experiences that reimagine our cities and systems.

Her practice draws from her work as an experience designer and cultural producer and the co-founder and former Director of Reset, a non-profit organization that designed annual tech-free gatherings rooted in play and personal transformation. Hima has also co-produced and programmed conferences and festivals, including the Honest Ed’s Farewell Festival, Feel Good Summit, Spark! Canadian Social Innovation Conference and Cultural Leaders Lab. She was the facilitator and designer for the Centre for Social Innovation’s Agents of Change Accelerator, led an engagement with WoodGreen Community Services to redesign their newcomer services program, and consulted with Staples Studio to design their community architecture and program their community space for 3 months. 

Hima is a BIPOC womxn, trained in anti-oppression, equity and Indigenous allyship practices. She is an experimental installation and performance artist. In previous lives, Hima spent 7 years working in Global Health / International Development with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the United Nations Foundation and graduated from the University of Toronto. 

The event is finished.


Jul 18 2020


12:00 - 15:00


The Trustee Hub: Supporting Grassroots Leaders and Projects