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The Victoria Forum 2024
The Victoria Forum 2024 - Building Trust for a Shared Future

WHAT WE DO

The Victoria Forum is honoured to be co-hosted by the University of Victoria and the Senate of Canada. This partnership embodies our collective commitment to addressing the pressing challenges of our era through the development of innovative and inclusive solutions.

Our initiatives are aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, reflecting our dedication to fostering a sustainable and equitable future for all. We are especially focused on hosting conversations and collaborations related to SDG 16 – Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions and SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals

We promote constructive, evidence-based dialogues across a broad spectrum of economic, environmental, and social issues. The Forum organizes critical events, facilitates meaningful discussions, enhances educational programs, and advances strategic initiatives in critical areas such as impact investing, regenerative capitalism, and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Each of our projects is a step toward realizing our vision of a more inclusive and equitable global society.

A hallmark of the Victoria Forum is the forging of partnerships among diverse actors and stakeholders, where we act as a catalyst to drive meaningful change. Through integrating academic rigour with public discourse, we establish open, inclusive forums for dialogue, bridging divides between various sectors and communities. This collaborative effort extends our reach and enriches the ecosystem of ideas and solutions, advancing our collective aspirations for a better world for all.

Our unwavering commitment to making the world a better place is underpinned by a belief that trust, collaboration and open dialogue can address the challenges confronting us, drive meaningful change, and leave a legacy of well-being for future generations.

Programs

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Resources

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Initiatives

Discover our commitment to various initiatives, and learn how we’re actively supporting and contributing to meaningful social, environmental, and economic endeavors.

Events

Stay informed on our events, featuring thought provoking discussions, workshops, webinars, and our flagship Victoria Forum conference, designed to  educate, engage and  foster connections.

THE VICTORIA FORUM 2024

The Victoria Forum is pleased to announce the 2024 Victoria Forum to be held from August 25 to 27, under the resonant theme, “Building Trust for a Shared Future.” Co-hosted by the University of Victoria and the Senate of Canada, the Victoria Forum 2024 will be held on the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples and set against the beautiful backdrop of Victoria, BC, Canada

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Building Trust for a Shared Future

Trust in Institutions

Corruption, bias, and perceived disconnect plague institutions, challenging the foundations of trust and the global order.

Trust in Economic Systems

Economic inequality fuels social unrest, both between and within nations. Suspicion towards business entities challenges the development of trust in economic systems.

Trust & Conflict

Regional conflicts, human displacement, and geopolitical challenges strain trust between nations, requiring efforts to rebuild and foster trust.

Trust & the Digital Revolution

Despite connecting the world, the digital revolution and AI exacerbate divisions through misinformation, creating a decline in interpersonal trust.

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