Creating space for transformative conversations
Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue
Exploring critical community issues through dialogue
This annual event engages the community at large with academics to explore innovative approaches to local issues through cross-sectoral dialogue.
The 2019 Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue featured Dr. John Gastil, Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Penn State University, as a guest speaker for Welch Community Dialogue to share his expertise on deliberative democracy and group decision-making.read more
The 2017 Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue featured Valerie Lemmie, Director of Exploratory Research of the Kettering Foundation to explore ways to strengthen democratic engagement in solving community problems. read more
The 2014 Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue featured Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse and founder of AmericaSpeaks. A major output was a set of new, original research about the health of citizen engagement in British Columbia. read more
The 2013 Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue explored opportunities for empowering citizens in official City of Vancouver decision-making. The events featured Dave Meslin, one of Canada' most influential citizen engagement change-makers. read more
The 2012 Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue drew parallels between the the Vancouver Stanley Cup playoff riot and the London riots of Summer 2011 to explore whether restorative justice could be applied in the Vancouver and Canadian context. read more
The 2011 Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue brought MacArthur Genius Award-winner and Growing Power CEO Will Allen to engage with the Vancouver food-growing community. Will Allen, urban farmer and community activist, is dedicated to supporting low income and small family farmers and bringing healthy, affordable food to urban areas. read more
Bruce and Lis Welch Community Award
Supporting non-profit use of the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
The Bruce and Lis Welch Community Award supports non-profit organizations by subsidizing use of the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue and its unique communication environment. This award is made possible through the generous support of Bruce and Lis Welch. Applications will be reviewed for alignment with the Centre for Dialogue’s mandate, as well as for the anticipated program benefit resulting from use of the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
We are not accepting applications at this time.