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The “Catalyst Centre One-Stop Pop-Ed Shop Worker Co-op” is a collective of educators committed to democratic, social justice education and community development. Popular Education is a movement, a practice and a theory of social change that is based on learning and committed to resisting unjust uses of power.

Our values:

  • Recognizing the uneven distribution of political, economic, and social power in every aspect of our lives, we aim to provide a forum for critical thinking and collective learning.
  • We believe in supporting research by those who do not traditionally have access to research monies and infrastructure.
  • We believe in creating a space where communities can gather to draw on the abundance of adult learning experience and expertise.
  • We recognize our differences—social, cultural, political, or otherwise—and draw strength from our diversity. By identifying the connections between our struggles, we can take collective action towards positive social change