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Participants at the Canada's World co-launch of Daryl Copeland's book Guerrilla Diplomacy.

CANADA'S WORLD: COMMUNITY DIALOGUES

February 28, 2007 - May 05, 2011
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Beginning in 2007, Canada’s World held dialogues with targeted communities in order to gain diverse perspectives from stakeholders historically excluded from decision-making on international policy, such as: globally-connected Canadians, including ethnocultural, diaspora, newcomer, and immigrant groups; women; youth; and, aboriginal groups.

Reports from some of these events are linked in the list below and can also be found with the national and regional dialogue reports.

List of Events

Canada’s World participated in over 150 events in order to engage with Canadians across the country, including keynote speeches, workshops, and presentations. This is a list of Canada’s World community dialogue events, grouped by participant demographics.

General

  • Food for Talk – Community Dialogue with Canadian International Council (CIC), Check Your Head, and SFU Centre for Dialogue (50 per cent youth participants) (May 20, 2008 – Vancouver, BC)
  • Panel on Foreign Policy with Action Canada (50 per cent young professionals) (June 2, 2008)
  • Indigenous Rights – Public Lecture and Roundtable (June 6, 2008 – Winnipeg, MB)
  • From Cairo to Vancouver – Public Forum with SFU Centre for Dialogue and Aga Khan Foundation (June 9, 2008 – Vancouver, BC)
  • Drug Policy Roundtable with the City of Vancouver (June 19, 2008 – Vancouver, BC)
  • Food for Talk – Dialogue on Food Security with Engineers Without Borders, Evergreen Foundation, and the Merit Scholarship Foundation (extensive outreach to ethnocultural groups) (July 29, 2008)
  • Kitchen Roundtable on Green Energy and Food Security (August 4, 2008 – Montreal, QC)
  • Climate Change – Citizens’ Dialogue (October 27, 2008 – Edmonton, AB)
  • Public Dialogue with Bob Rae and SFU Public Policy Program (November 6, 2009)
  • How to Lead By Example in Equality and Human Development – Dialogue at University of Alberta International Development Week (February 2, 2010)
  • Roundtable on Directions for Canadian Foreign Aid with Engineers Without Borders (March 19, 2010)
  • Public Forum on Afghanistan with Ben Roswell (December 6, 2010)
  • Jerusalem: the Old City with Mike Malloy – Public Dialogue with SFU Humanities (March 14, 2011)

Academics

  • What Are the New Realities Facing Canada in the International Arena? – Dialogue with University of Toronto and York University Faculty (August 22, 2007)
  • Canada’s World Dialogue with SFU Centre for Dialogue Associates (January 13, 2010)

Educators

  • Develop List of Lesson Aids for Elementary an High School Teachers and Students on Global Education with the BC Teachers Federation (November 2007)

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Globally-connected

  • Leveraging Our Global Connectivity – Mosaic Institute Roundtable with Ethnocultural Leaders (May 6, 2008 – Toronto, ON)

International Affairs

  • What Are the New Realities Facing Canada in the International Arena? – Dialogue with Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Staff and Fellows (August 2007)
  • What Are the New Realities Facing Canada in the International Arena? – Dialogue with International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and International NGOs (August 2007)
  • What Are the New Realities Facing Canada in the International Arena? – Dialogue with Canadian Institute for International Affairs (now the Canadian International Council) Vancouver Chapter Executive (September 2007 – Vancouver, BC)
  • Diversity and Development – Dialogue with Aga Khan Foundation of Canada at Bridges that Unite Exhibit with Community Leaders in Diversity and International Development (January 25, 2010 – Ottawa, ON)

Seniors

  • Canada’s Role in the World – Dialogue with Residents of New Hope Seniors Centre (July 2, 2008 – Montreal, QC)
  • Canada’s Role in the World – Dialogue with Residents of New Hope Seniors Centre (July 9, 2008 – Montreal, QC)

Women

  • What Are the New Realities Facing Canada in the International Arena? – Dialogue with Women Business Leaders (August 2007 – Vancouver, BC)

Youth

  • First Youth Civic Action Strategy Session (February 27, 2008 – Toronto, ON)
  • Second Youth Civic Action Strategy Session (May 15, 2007 – Toronto, ON)
  • What Are the New Realities Facing Canada in the International Arena? – Dialogue with SFU Students (July 19, 2007)
  • What Are the New Realities Facing Canada in the International Arena? – Dialogue with University of Toronto and York University Students (August 21, 2007)
  • What Are the New Realities Facing Canada in the International Arena? – Remix and Schools Without Borders Dialogue with Youth (August 24, 2007)
  • Youth Civic Action Strategy Session – Dialogue with Schools Without Borders (November 17, 2007 – Moose Factory, ON)
  • Youth Civic Action Strategy Session – Dialogue with Nomadic Massive (January 19, 2008)
  • Canada’s World Youth Dialogue with Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific (January 28, 2008)
  • Leveraging Our Global Connectivity – Roundtable Dialogue with University of Toronto Students and Alumni (March 3, 2008)
  • Youth Civic Action Strategy Session – Dialogue with Young Diplomats Ethiopian Youth Organization (March 4, 2008)
  • Being Canadian – Online Dialogue with SFU Students (March 4, 2008)
  • Youth Civic Action Strategy Session – Dialogue with Remix Training Institute (March 8, 2008)
  • Youth Civic Action Strategy Session – Dialogue with Manifesto Community Initiatives (March 9, 2008)
  • Youth Civic Action Strategy Session – Dialogue with Knowledgeable Aboriginal Youth Association (May 5, 2008)
  • Global Inequalities – Dialogue with Y2K Youth Centre (July 23, 2008 – Montreal, QC)
  • Dialogue with Head and Hands Youth Centre (September 2, 2008 – Montreal, QC)