Creative Facilitation Training in Toronto

Creative Facilitation 1

    When: June 22-23, 2018 (9am – 5pm, both days)
    Trainer: Melanie Schambach and Brigid Tierney
    Venue:  OCAD University, 100 McCaul St, Toronto ON, Lambert Lounge, Room 187
    Fee: $300 with scholarship and group discounts available

This training is full. To add your name to the wait list, email


Harness the incredible power of creativity to transform your programs, classroom, or workplace. In our Creative Facilitation Training series, you’ll gain potent but practical skills and strategies for unlocking potential and purpose in youth, or groups of adults. This is big!

Research shows that when you open the gates of creativity, you allow motivation, collaboration, and achievement to take flight. Learn to create an empowering space in which transformative learning experiences can take place. Equipped with arts-infused practices and principles of group dynamics, you can be the spark that ignites potential in those around you. PYE will show you how. Prepare to be amazed by what you can do.

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“This is the best professional development course I’ve ever taken.”
Peter Gindl, Centre for Excellence in Mental health

“This program is useful for anyone regardless of whether they facilitate a youth group or not. This is important, significant and truly transformative work you are doing. I am grateful that I was able to experience this.”
CF 1 Participant, Ottawa, 2014

“We need to do a better job of engaging future generations. PYE is leading a movement to activate the creative potential of young people from all sectors of society to build an inclusive, healthy world.”
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, PYE Advisory Board Member

Join us and Learn:

  • Ways to build trust and respect in a group
  • Ways to open space for dialogue about issues that matter to your participants
  • Meaningful arts-based group activities in an easy-to adapt experiential model
  • Ways to create the conditions for a transformative experience
  • Strategies to ignite your own creativity and find new joy and energy in your work


 Brigid Tierney  

Brigid Tierney is a fiery Montrealer turned West Coast dreamer turned Toronto transplant. She has been working in the creative facilitation community in many capacities and found a profound connection and hard-to-name feeling in the air that has grown louder and more beautiful ever since. She has a Master’s in cultural studies and communication, likes to fight the good fight, and works at the intersection of film, community, justice, and youth engagement.


Melanie Schambach (Colombia, Guatemala, Canada) is a social artist known for her participatory mobile murals. She invites individuals, communities, and institutions to work together on specific social issues by creating public art through collaboratively participatory formats. With a BFA in visual arts and other trainings in arts therapeutics, she has engaged more than 1500 people in creating mobile murals, and facilitated more than 1000 workshops on creativity, belonging and self-discovery to diverse populations.



Training fees are on a sliding scale. We operate on the honor system and allow participants to select the rate that works best for their situation. Please contact Susan at if you have questions or need further support.

$300: Full rate (actual cost of the training)
$225: 25% scholarship
$150: Nonprofit Group Discount (3 or more from the same organization)

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