What we're about

1. Is helping others an important part of your life?

2. Do you strive to change your actions when better evidence and arguments reveal a more impactful path?

3. Do you want to meet friendly, like-minded people in Toronto?

If you answered "Yes" to all three: Welcome! This group is for you.

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The effective altruism or EA community is “a global community of people who care deeply about the world, make benefiting others a significant part of their lives, and use evidence and reason to figure out how best to do so” - centreforeffectivealtruism.org

Effective Altruism Toronto (EATO) is a local part of a global movement, network, and community

EATO is an informative, supportive, and social hub for anyone in Toronto who is interested in EA. Through our events and community building efforts, we support people from all walks of life to increase the positive social impact of their altruistically dedicated resources and efforts.

We are particularly keen to hear from members of the community who are considering a career change, who would be open to starting an EA-related group/project, or who have expertise in a priority area, re 80000hours.org/career-reviews.

Welcome to the EA community in Toronto! Let's build it together!

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Check out http://eatoronto.com /get-involved for more ideas on how to Get Involved with EATO

Upcoming events (5)

Working at Charity Entrepreneurship with Andrew Player

Andrew heads the operations team at Charity Entrepreneurship and is responsible for logistics, finance, accounting, human resources, and grant management. Before joining Charity Entrepreneurship, Andrew worked in humanitarian protection for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Myanmar, and in logistics for Médecins Sans Frontières in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He holds an undergraduate degree in International Development and a master's degree in International Relations. Andrew will speak about his career path and experience working at an EA organization. Learn about the work of Charity Entrepreneurship. https://www.charityentrepreneurship.com/ The talk will be followed by a question and answer period. ------------------------------ Link: https://zoom.us/j/271078817 ------------------------------ Newcomers and guests are welcome! Please feel free to come even if you feel awkward about it, even if you’re not ‘the typical EA Toronto member’, even if you’re worried people won’t like you, etc. Please come 5 minutes early to this online meeting so that we can start on time. Please come 10 minutes early if you have never used Zoom before to resolve your tech issue. Please mute yourself when you are not speaking if there is any noise in your environment. This event will be recorded and posted online. If you would like to be edited out of the event recording then we will follow requests to make that happen. To discover more of EA, see www.eatoronto.com/get-involved. Events are cross-posted on FB & Meetup and they normally get about 10 attendees. See you there!

EA Concepts Workshop

Online event

Location: Online -------------------- Thinking about what to do with your life? Want to contribute to a better tomorrow? Our workshop assists you in discovering the core ideas of the effective altruism community. We will cover: - Tools, concepts and methods to do more good - The psychology and philosophy of doing good - Open opportunities to do the most good you can You will come away with a concrete plan of what to do next on your journey as an aspiring effective altruist. 🔎 WHAT IS EA? Read this Intro to Effective Altruism, if you already want to know more: https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/introduction-to-effective-altruism ------------------------------ 13:00 - Check-in & Meet the Facilitators 13:10 - Workshop Begins 15:00 - Snack Break 17:00 - Workshop Ends ---------------------------------- Please feel free to come even if you feel awkward about it, even if you’re not ‘the typical EA Toronto member’, even if you’re worried people won’t like you, etc. Newcomers and guests are welcome! OISE: There will be basic snacks, e.g. granola bars. Water fountains are down the hall. Accessibility Info: https://ace.utoronto.ca/ws/f?p=210:1 Colin's Number - four one six, then 556, then seven 64 two - for you to call if you have any questions, concerns, confessions, and suggestions. Newcomers and guests are welcome! Head to our website to discover more of EA locally and globally www.eatoronto.com/get-involved. Events normally get about 10-15 attendees. Events are cross-posted on FB & Meetup. See you there!

Monthly Social

Centre for Social Innovation - Spadina

Room: CSI Spadina - 3rd Floor Lounge, Shared Space **Doors close and lock at 7:00 pm sharp - You can come later though you will need to call Colin.** Hey Folks, let's hangout. Very informal social meetup for anyone in the community. Everyone is encouraged to change seats after three minutes if you aren't excited about the conversation(s) you are having. Be authentic. Be friendly. This event is for meeting new people and having good conversations with others in the EATO community. Suggested, highly optional topic: "What are you most looking forward to this year?" New members are heavily encouraged to make or bring a friend and to break through those awkwardness barriers because this event will basically just be a hangout. ---------------------------------- Please feel free to come even if you feel awkward about it, even if you’re not ‘the typical EA Toronto member’, even if you’re worried people won’t like you, etc. Newcomers and guests are welcome! CSI SPADINA - 3RD FLOOR - LOBBY: There will be basic snacks provided by EATO, e.g. granola bars. Hot water and cold water are available for free. Tea and coffee are available for $1. Accessibility Info: **Doors close and lock at 7:00 pm sharp - You can come later though you will need to call Colin.** We are on the 3rd floor of a friendly, shared co-working space, similar to a coffee shop environment. CSI Spadina is very accessible with ramps, lifts, elevators. Contact Colin ahead of time for smooth entry with mobility devices. Colin's Number - four one six, then 556, then seven 64 two - for you to call if you have any questions, concerns, confessions, and suggestions. Arrive a few minutes early for a quick welcome to meet organizers and to ask for a brief introduction to the EA & EATO communities if you'd like to learn more. Our website is great for discovering more of EA locally and globally www.eatoronto.com/get-involved. Events normally get about 10-15 attendees. Events are cross-posted on FB & Meetup (& Eventbrite). I hope to see you there!

Advanced EA Concepts Workshop

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Location Secret (Near UofT St George) -------------------- 🔎 This workshop is for returning and contributing members of the EATO community to deepen their understand of EA concepts and challenge their current conceptions and knowledge of EA. Attendees will need to apply to take part in this intensive workshop. Application Link - http://bit.ly/EATOadvanced This first Advanced EA Concepts Workshop will be an experiment for EATO. ------------------------------ 13:00 - Check-in & Meet the Facilitators 13:10 - Workshop Begins 17:00 - Workshop Ends ---------------------------------- There will be basic snacks, e.g. granola bars. Room Accessibility Info - Secret Head to our website to discover more of EA locally and globally www.eatoronto.com/get-involved. Events normally get about 10-15 attendees. Events are cross-posted on FB & Meetup. See you there!

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Monthly Social

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