Doubling Down

Introducing Doubling Down

The SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue presents “Doubling Down,” a monthly virtual event series exploring dialogue and democracy as necessary pillars to advancing challenging conversations. At the Centre, we research and apply dialogue best practices for engagement processes, teaching and learning, politics and policy, and around your dining room table. Join us each month to hear what we've learned, what we're thinking about, and the actions institutions can take to strengthen our democracy. Each event will feature one or more speakers from a specific sector to help the series answer: How do we double down on democracy and dialogue in challenging times? And in order to succeed, what actions and skills do we need to emphasize right now? Whether you know what dialogue is or not, join us to be inspired and learn new methods that can apply to your work.

Upcoming Event

Enhancing Dialogue on Criminal Justice in Canada

Thursday, July 22, 2021
1:00pm PDT | 4:00pm EST | Online Webinar on Zoom

Recently we have seen long-standing anti-oppression movements capture long overdue public attention. In this moment there is a broader understanding of systemic inequality and how it can reverberate for generations. This context provides a new lens for how we approach criminal justice as a society and an opportunity to explore transformational change. Can it be seized?

In this next session of our Doubling Down virtual event series, we will bring together voices advancing dialogue about Criminal Justice in Canada. Sabreena Delhon (our Democracy and Justice Fellow & Executive Director of the Samara Centre for Democracy) will moderate this conversation which will include questions such as:

  • How we can re-frame the present conversation to draw stronger links to historical injustices?
  • What role does language play in shaping our view of criminal justice?
  • What is unique about this current moment and how can it improve dialogue to secure long-term change?

Join us and Double Down on dialogue about criminal justice in Canada.

Past Events

Thursday, June 24

Engagement Inspiration from the "Burnaby Model"

Thursday, May 20

Equity in Public Engagement

Thursday, April 15

Climate Change

Thursday, March 25

Innovations in Engaging Civic Education

Details on How to Attend

Registration and Password

A password to access this Zoom meeting will be sent to all registrants via email in the days and hours preceding the event.


Our events will be presented using Zoom. To engage fully you will need:

  • A laptop, computer, or smartphone
  • A stable internet connection
  • A webcam
  • A microphone
  • Speakers or headphones

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding accessibility, feel free to connect with us at

Protecting Your Privacy

To ensure that we are using Zoom in a privacy-conscious way, we are following best practices:

  • We will only circulate the meeting link to those who are registered for the event
  • We will password protect the meeting

Code of Conduct and Inclusion Expectation

This is an inclusive event. By submitting your registration, you are agreeing to engage with organizers and others guests at the event in a respectful manner. Offensive or discriminatory behaviour and/or language toward event organizers and other guests will not be tolerated. Such behaviour may result in the removal or banning of the individual(s) from future events.