SEIZE Fee Levy Campaign

(Fall 2021)

SEIZE is planning on running a referendum question in the CSU byelections which will be submitted as followed:

“Do you as a member of the Concordia Student Union (CSU) agree to establish a social solidarity economy incubator hub that will primarily engage students through the education, support, development and promotion of democratic enterprises by paying 29 cents per credit (indexed to inflation in accordance with the Consumer Price Index of Canada) effective winter 2022?”

If you are a Concordia Undergraduate Student you can sign the petition to nominate this question to ballot by clicking here!

How to be an Excellent Board Member Workshop

(Ongoing service)

SEIZE in collaboration with CUTV put together a workshop on May 10th, 2021 to help educate our community on what it means to be a Board member. This workshop was aimed at supporting and empowering community members to be able to contribute to local community organization (either cooperative or non-profit). This workshop covers the fundamentals of Board of Director governance structures, various roles and responsibilities, and common challenges organizations encounter.

As result from the outstanding positive feedback from our community we are offering Board of Director trainings to community organizations within our community. We see this training as a fundamental service to enable and empower Board Members to effectively, equitably and legitimately run community organizations. If you are interested in having SEIZE run this training workshop for your organization please reach out to us at

This Is How We Transform The Economy
SEIZE Speaker Series

(Spring 2021)

SEIZE just completed their first-ever month-long speaker series! Started February 23 and ended on March 23rd, the SEIZE (Socialist Economy Incubation Zone for Entrepreneurs) will host one speaker a week for several consecutive weeks, and concluded the speaker events with an immersive workshop to apply discussed theories, tools, and tactics. The final workshop will be specifically focusing on Concordia’s food system transformation.

Leaders in economic transformation will discuss experiences and lessons learned from in grassroots organizing, movement and capacity building, and rethinking and reorganizing labor!

The SEIZE Speaker Series is online and completely free (with RSVP), making SEIZE’s activities completely open to the community at large.

Recordings are not yet available, if you contact us we will put you on a list to notify you of their release. Thank you for your patience!

First Speaker Cheyenna Weber

Feb 23, 2021
“Nobody’s Free Until Everybody’s Free”: Finding Freedom in Solidarity Economies

Second Speaker George Lakey

March 2, 2021
Cooperation as part of a response to rising fascism and right populism

Third Speaker Esteban Kelly

March 9, 2021
Big We: How movement-building catalyzes Solidarity Economy Organizing

Fourth Speaker: SEIZE (Dru Oja)

March 16, 2021
What is Venture Communalism? + Networking

Fifth Speaker: Transformative Food Systems (Shylah Wofle)

March 23, 2021
A Taste of Transformation
Recipe for Food System Change at Concordia

Eventbrite (past): Link

Questions? Contact us!

This event was co-hosted by the Sustainability Action Fund ( SAF)