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The Victoria Forum 2024
The Victoria Forum 2024 - Bridging Divides: Turf, Trust and Truth

WHAT WE DO

The Victoria Forum is honoured to be co-hosted by the University of Victoria and the Canadian Senate. This partnership shows our collective commitment to addressing pressing challenges of our era with innovative, 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.

At the core of what we do is promoting constructive, evidence-based dialogues across the broad spectrum of economic, environmental, and social issues. The Forum undertakes various activities, including organizing critical events, facilitating meaningful discussions, enhancing educational programs, and advancing strategic initiatives in critical areas such as impact investing, regenerative capitalism, and providing affordable housing. Each project is a step toward realizing our vision of a more inclusive and equitable global society.

A hallmark of the Victoria Forum is its effectiveness in forging partnerships and serving as a catalyst among diverse actors and stakeholders. 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 facilitating constructive, evidence-based discussions underpins our belief that trust, collaboration and open dialogue can address the challenges confronting our world, drive meaningful change, and leave a legacy of sustainability and equity for future generations.

Programs

Explore our programs, which are dedicated to fostering a regenerative economy, addressing systemic inequalities and bridging divides.

Resources

Access our comprehensive collection of resources, including webinars, insightful blog posts, and curated external resource lists on a wide range of topics.

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 Forum de Victoria Forum is pleased to announce the 2024 Victoria Forum 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 Instutions

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.

Speakers at the 2024 Victoria Forum