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A Civil Society Speaker Series - Canada 150+

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NorQuest College Singhmar Centre for Learning

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Edmonton, AB T5J 1L6

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Join us in creating a shared vision of Canada for the next 150 years. NorQuest College is hosting keynote speaker Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin.


Friday, October 20, 2017; 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening Reception

Welcome and remarks from Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin


Saturday, October 21, 2017; 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

8:30 - 9:30 am Continental Breakfast

9:30 - 10:15 am Opening Prayer followed by Keynote Address by Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin

10:30 - 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:05 - 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions



BREAKOUT SESSIONS - MORNING OPTIONS

RESPECT - Mahdi Qasqas, Respect is a Verb. In exploring the multi-faceted and culturally defined concept of respect, Mahdi will engage the audience in a critical dialogue starting with respecting your right not to be bored or uncomfortable on a Saturday morning. This one-hour session will be full of relevant stories, short games, reflections, and practical tips towards respecting ourselves, others, and the role cultural respect and safety plays in in the advancement of civil society. Helping you to help others to help themselves is what the presenter feels life is all about, and this presentation is one of many steps to help you in that life trajectory.

HUMAN RIGHTS - Blake Loates, Developing Perspective: Zooming in on the Right to be Well. Blake will describe her experiences in Canada’s mental health system of care from both her patient and caregiver perspectives and share her own journey of healing and advocacy. Included will be her learnings from the We All Believe in You project that brought faces and voices to Edmontonians living with mental illness; obstacles to care, including misinformation, gender, stigma, and culture; her current involvement in suicide prevention; and, how she envisions the future of Canada’s mental health care.

LITERACY - Paula Simons, The Subversion of the Word. It is the most subersive, the most dangerous, the most revolutionary technology ever created. It is humanity's superpower. It is our time machine. It is our greatest weapon. Join award-winning Edmonton Joural columnist Paula Simons for a conversation about the perils of print, and the wonders of the written word. You'll never think of "literacy" in quite the same way again.

RULE OF LAW - Karen MacKenzie and Dr. Zaheer Lakhani, Rule of Law - Is it a fair game? Join us for a provocative discussion on how rule of law impacts citizens, both personally and professionally, and communities. Why are some groups over-represented in the correctional system? Is it applied equitably to marginalized versus maintstream communities? Ms. MacKenzie and Dr. Lakhani will share firsthand their experiences to shed light on the future and what needs to change to achieve a civil society.

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY - Jane Bisbee, Money on a Misson. Jane is Executive Director of the Social Enterprise Fund, one of Canada's more active impact investment funds with $30 million placed since 2008.


BREAKOUT SESSIONS - AFTERNOON OPTIONS

RESPECT - Sarah Apedaile and Lloyd Cardinal, Exploring Inclusive Engagement through the Drum. Since 6000 B.C. drums have been found in nearly every culture in the world. They are both ceremonial and sacred and are a source of connection, balance, wholeness and healing. Join Lloyd Cardinal of the Indigenous drumming group Nehiyawak, and Sarah Apedaile, NorQuest’s Intercultural Specialist, in this presentation exploring Inclusive Engagement through the teachings of the drum. Participants will experience the cultural, ceremonial and symbolic significance of the drum from four different cultural traditions and have the opportunity to join in a drumming circle.

HUMAN RIGHTS - Heidi Janz, Ph. D, How Inclusive Are We, Anyway? One of the hallmarks of civil societies is a commitment to inclusivity through the fostering and protection of human rights. Canadians consider their nation a leader among civil societies, but just how included are people with disabilities? Drawing on Disability Ethics and Human Rights principles, Heidi will undertake an environmental scan of Canada’s progress, or lack of progress, toward the social inclusion of people with disabilities in a number of crucial realms, including education, employment, housing, social and medical supports.

LITERACY - Randy Boissonnault, MP for Edmonton Centre and founder of Literacy without Borders, an international NGO devoted to promoting literacy for both children and adults in the developing world and in Canada.

RULE OF LAW - Patricia Hebert, The Rule of Law - what is it, really? How do we determine if the Rule of Law really exists in Canada? Is it just a network of statutes, or something more? What can we do to make it stronger? How does the Rule of Law impact us every single day in our work, our families, and our interactions with society? What does it look like when it is weakened? This discussion will be a fast moving analysis of what it really means to say that we apply the Rule of Law in Canada, and how every individual, institution and government body has an impact on a just society.

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY - Ruby Littlechild and Faith Grant - Prosperity for Collaboration Dialogue. The importance of collaborating for sustainable community economic development.




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