Creating space for transformative conversations

The Urban Agenda Vancouver

January 19, 2016

Focusing on the opportunities and the challenges that lie ahead
in building models of inclusion.

We respectfully acknowledge that this event is taking place in the unceded Coast Salish Territory.

January 19, 2016 | UBC Robson Square, Theatre
Networking & light refreshments at 6:00 pm | Panel discussion begins 6:45 pm
No cost, registration required | Register online HERE

In partnership with: City of Vancouver, The Laurier Institution, and SFU's Centre for Dialogue

A panel of thought-leaders will lead the discussion about Vancouver’s challenges in squaring the realities of being fourth in the world for foreign-born residents with its mission “to create a great city of communities".

The panel will discuss: How do people of various cultural, social, religious and ethnic backgrounds live together harmoniously?

Kory Wilson: Kory is the Executive Director, Aboriginal Initiatives and Parternships at BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology). She is the founder of the Right 2 Learn. Kory is Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach, both of which are part of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation. She is a mother and a member of the We Wai Kai Nation.


Vi Nguyen: Vancouver Foundation, Director, Grants & Community Initiatives

Jennifer Reddy: Community Connections & Youth Coordinator, Settlement Workers in Schools Program, Vancouver School Board

Shauna Sylvester: For more than 25 years, Shauna has been engaging the world through groundbreaking social justice work at home and around the world. Director of the SFU Centre for Dialogue, she is also the founding Executive Director of Carbon Talks.

Douglas Todd: Although he was raised in a family of staunch atheists, Douglas Todd has gone on to become one of the most decorated spirituality and ethics writers in North America. He has won more than 35 journalistic and educational honours, and been short-listed for 30 more.

Robert Daum: Fellow, Diversity and Innovation, SFU's Centre for Dialogue

Master of Ceremonies
Farid Rohani: Chair of the Board of Directors, The Laurier Institute

Opening Remarks
Albert Lo: Chairperson, Canadian Race Relations Foundation, and Richmond resident


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The CRRF (Canadian Race Relations Foundation) is Canada’s leading agency dedicated to working toward the elimination of racial discrimination and promoting harmonious race relations. Its mission is to advance Canadian identity in the pursuit of positive race relations, equity, fairness, social harmony and dignity for all Canadians. It accomplishes this by providing independent, outspoken national leadership; informing national policies and public conversations, and acting as a resource and facilitator.

Click HERE for more information on the CRRF’s Roundtable program