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340 Provencher Boulevard

Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G7


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ICN Public Engagement Catalyst Forum 2017

Collaborate | Innovate | Engage

Join fellow persons interested or actively engaged in public or community engagement from across the country this autumn at the Inter-Council Network (ICN) Public Engagement Catalyst Forum, a bilingual national forum, taking place at the Centre culturel franco manitobain in Winnipeg, Manitoba from October 11 - 13th.

As a participant, what can I expect from the forum?

  • Be inspired by innovative and accessible ways to engage communities in social change by those who use art, sport and other creative approaches to public outreach

  • Situate public engagement in the current national context: Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy

  • Learn how to integrate and formalize public engagement into your organization’s core activities and strategic direction at local, regional and national levels

  • Increase your skills and knowledge to effectively measure the quality and impact of your outreach and communications efforts

  • Celebrate your successes and share your challenges, gain insight and discuss solutions with experts in the field of public engagement

  • Establish potential partnerships and synergies across the country with other passionate public engagement practitioners

  • Explore new and innovative practices of public engagement through participatory workshops and seminars


$100 Regular Admission

$75 Early-Bird Admission (Register by October 1st)

This includes admission to “Artists as Catalysts of Social Change” - a public event on the evening of Wednesday October 11th, featuring three artists who will be performing and speaking about how they use art to engage different communities on social issues. Artists are:

This does not include admission to the Exclusive Tour of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights - an optional event on the evening of Thursday October 12th . See below for more information.


$20 Regular Admission to Exclusive Tour of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights - Thursday October 12th.

This event is exclusive to Forum Registrants, but is optional. It will feature a tour by a Program Officer a the CMHR who demonstrate how the CMHR has applied a human-rights based approach to their public engagement, as well as successes and challenges that they have faced in their efforts.

PLEASE NOTE: If the registration fee is a barrier to your participation, then please contact forum2017@icn-rcc.ca. There will be a limited number of subsidies for registration which will be assessed on a rolling basis.


Norwood Hotel

Accommodation for forum participants coming outside of Winnipeg is available at the Norwood Hotel at a preferred rate.

Please reference booking # 324577


Our vision

Canadians are increasingly aware, engaged and contribute as global citizens, to key global issues, as a result of effective public engagement by civil society organizations who are committed to their own learning and development, knowledge-sharing and collaboration, as well as communicating the results of their work.

Public Engagement (PE) is integral to development work. Since 2012, the ICN has been a leader in advancing this principle, resulting in increased awareness and policy on PE by those working on global poverty issues. This included conducting research on Canadian public engagement, the creation of a public engagement resource base (the Global Hive ToolKit and Hive Mind), as well as an online national training program on public engagement, which saw the interest of 400 individuals. Building on the momentum of the May 2017 PE Knowledge Exchange, the Global Hive.ca Toolkit and Hive Mind, and the ICN’s online course on public engagement, the forum seeks to amplify the impact of these and other PE efforts for global sustainable development in Canada.

  • FWM Fredrick Wangabo Mwenegabo

    Fredrick Wangabo Mwenegabo

    Atlantic Council for International Cooperation, Board of Directors

    Ambassador to the United Nations

  • BAC Barbara and Clarence Nepinak

    Barbara and Clarence Nepinak

    Pine Creek First Nation

  • SS Steven Strecker

    Steven Strecker

    Era Bistro, Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    Executive Chef

  • CC Charmaine Crockett

    Charmaine Crockett

    Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health (CanWaCH)

    Manager, Strategic Communications and Co-Chair of Public Engagement Working Group

  • MA Michèle Asselin

    Michèle Asselin

    L'Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI)

    Executive Director

  • AC Angela Cassie

    Angela Cassie

    Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    Vice-President, Public Affairs and Programs

  • DD Donna Dagg

    Donna Dagg

    Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation

    Manager of Sustainable Development

  • KG Kimberly Gibbons

    Kimberly Gibbons

    Ontario Council for International Cooperation

    Executive Director

  • ZG Zack Gross

    Zack Gross

    Fair Trade Manitoba

    Outreach Coordinator

  • DH Dan Harris

    Dan Harris

    British Columbia Council for International Cooperation

    Program Officer

  • RGA Roberta Gramlich and Naomi Johnson

    Roberta Gramlich and Naomi Johnson

    Canadian Food Grains

    Youth Engagement Officer and Public Engagement Officer

  • DN Duane Nicol

    Duane Nicol

    Chief Administrator Officer (CAO)

    City of Stonewall

  • MS Michael Simpson

    Michael Simpson

    British Columbia Council for International Cooperation

    Executive Director

  • PT Philippe Tousignant

    Philippe Tousignant

    Social Justice Connection

    Education Programs Coordinator

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