Frances Tufford


Frances is a life-long activist with a passion for social change that has motivated her through her education and professional career. She first started to learn organizing skills in the climate change movement, working with various student groups and environmental organizations at the University of Toronto and beyond where she completed a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies. Her vision for a sustainable and socially just future led her to pursue a Masters of Environmental Studies at York University, where she is currently studying. She has spent time working on political campaigns, as well as working closely with community organizations such as the Junction Farmers Market to imagine a more sustainable and just city. She holds a strong interest in a broad range of campaigns for social justice and cherishes the opportunity to collect and impart skills as a facilitator with Project Organize.

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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