Duncan Pike

Communications Manager

Duncan Pike is a union activist, campaigner, and social movement trainer with a passion for supporting people who are organizing for a more just, fair, and equitable society. As a facilitator and Communications Lead with the Institute for Change Leaders in Toronto, Duncan has trained hundreds of new activists and union members on organizing and campaign strategy and tactics, public narrative, and campaign messaging. As a campaigner with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Duncan led the successful, nationwide campaign to pass Canada’s first ‘press shield’ law to protect journalists’ sources. Duncan has volunteered on electoral campaigns on the local, provincial, and federal level. As a member of USW Local 1998, Duncan led internal mobilization efforts against Ontario’s Bill 124. A survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Duncan has worked with other adolescent and young adult cancer survivors to fight for increased resources for AYA cancer care, and to raise the voice of AYA survivors within the movement to protect and strengthen the public health care system in Canada.

Join the ICL Alumni Association Executive Committee!

Joining the executive is a great way to continue developing your organizing and leadership skills.

Layton Legacy Project Marks Tenth Anniversary of Jack Layton’s Passing

August 22, 2021 will mark the tenth anniversary of NDP leader Jack Layton’s untimely death. Jack believed change is possible when we all come together - so that’s exactly what we’re doing.


LGBTQ+ Activism from Uganda to Canada

On April 27th, 2021, the Institute for Change Leaders hosted Christopher Nkambwe—queer activist and founder of the African Centre for Refugees in Ontario—Canada and journalist Andrea Houston for a discussion on LGBTQ+ activism from Uganda to Canada

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