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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.

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Engage with Visionaries

The Victoria Forum is bringing together influential business leaders, visionaries, activists, politicians and cultural influencers to discuss diversity and inclusion in society and organizations. Click here to see the full list of Forum speakers.

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RIGHT HONOURABLE KIM CAMPBELL

Peter Lougheed Leadership College - University of Alberta

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LORD JOHN ALDERDICE

Commission on Freedom of Religion and Belief in Common Wealth Countries

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RIGHT HONOURABLE PAUL MARTIN

Martin Family Initiative & Capital for Aboriginal Prosperity and Entrepreneurship

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PERRY BELLEGARDE

Assembly of First Nations

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MR JALOUL AYED

MED Confederation, Euromed Capital Forum

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DR. JUAN JOSÉ DABOUB

The Daboub Partnership™

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DR. DONALD KABERUKA

African Union Peace Fund

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ANNA MARIA TREMONTI

CBC Radio

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MRS. HILARY PEARSON

Philanthropic Foundations Canada

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DR ROBERTA JAMIESON, O.C., I.P.C., LL.B., LL.D. (HON)

Indspire

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DR. RALPH NILSON

Vancouver Island University

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MARY ROZSA DE COQUET

Rozsa Foundation

Victoria Forum Themes

The structure of the 2017 Victoria Forum revolves around six thematic streams (tracks) that are designed to integrate different perspectives, promote inclusiveness and generate ideas for a better world for all, based on a triple bottom line perspective (economic, social and environmental):

Diversity and Economics
2C Geo Politics

The Diversity Dividend

This video is based on the findings outlined in the Diversity Dividend: Canada’s Global Advantage report, written by Dr. Bessma Momani and Jillian Stirk, and co-published by the Centre for International Governance Innovation and The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. It illustrates the economic benefits that come from developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Join us at the Victoria Forum where you will contribute to the conversation about creating economic prosperity through diversity and inclusiveness.

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