On Canada’s 150th anniversary, the University of Victoria and Global Affairs Canada have joined forces to organize the inaugural Victoria Forum under the theme of Canada@150: Promoting Diversity & Inclusion. Join global and national policy makers, business leaders, academics and civil society representatives to take stock of Canada’s successes and challenges in these areas, and to chart a way forward.
Pour marquer le 150ème anniversaire du Canada, l’Université de Victoria en collaboration avec Affaires mondiales Canada organisent le premier Forum de Victoria sous le thème Canada @ 150: Promouvoir diversité et inclusion. Joignez des experts canadiens et internationaux, des leaders politiques, des dirigeants d’entreprises, des universitaires et acteurs de la société civile pour examiner les succès et défis du Canada et discuter des perspectives d’avenir.
With the emergence of populist agendas, in the face of declining trust in our key institutions, there has been a trend towards increasing protectionism and anxiety about migration worldwide.The need to present an alternative narrative highlighting the benefits of diversity, openness and inclusiveness has become of vital importance. Prominent Canadian and international visionaries, activists, cultural icons, influencers, and politicians will gather in Victoria, British Columbia on November 17-19 to discuss Canada’s successes and challenges in the area of diversity and inclusion in the 21st century. Speakers and participants will discuss everything from the powerful narrative of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to the ongoing efforts to resettle tens of thousands of Syrian refugees across Canada. The Victoria Forum is designed to facilitate constructive dialogue and forward thinking by focusing on results and building bridges between different groups.