Past Events

Quebec and Canadian Politics

Quebec and Canadian Politics

Date/Time

Date(s) – 26 Oct 2012
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

ArtSpring

Join us for a debate on how Harper’s election has changed the role of Quebec in Canadian politics with Chantal Hébert on October 26.

The Collapse of Globalism

The Collapse of Globalism

Date/Time

Date(s) – 14 Oct 2012
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

ArtSpring

Join us for a critical discussion on the how globalisation has failed to meet its promises for Canadians with award winning author John Ralston Saul on October 14.

Pipelines, Tankers, and Civil Disobedience

Pipelines, Tankers, and Civil Disobedience

Date/Time

Date(s) – 3 Oct 2012
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Gulf Islands Secondary School

Join us for a discussion on the role of First Nation’s in the politics of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipleline with former Haisla Chief Councillor Gerald Amos on October 3.

Canadian Health Care Crisis and Options for Reform

Canadian Health Care Crisis and Options for Reform

Date/Time

Date(s) – 30 Sep 2012
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

ArtSpring

Join us for an engaging community debate on the options for health care reform in Canada with award winning author and journalist Jeffery Simpson on September 30.

David Visentin

David Visentin

Date/Time

Date(s) – 2 Aug 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

‘The Social Development potential of Music’ with David Visentin. David Visentin joined our community for a salon conversation on how music can bring forward social change by looking at the El Sistema program and its achievements in Toronto.

Marsha Lederman

Marsha Lederman

Date/Time

Date(s) – 3 Jul 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Marsha Lederman is the Arts Correspondent for the Globe and Mail in Vancouver. A veteran arts journalist, Marsha’s work focuses on art, its meaning, and the artists who produce it. This discussion focused on how Canadian arts have been affected by the economic recession, changes in government support, and changes in media coverage since 2008. How can we keep Canadian arts alive and thriving in a changing world?

Dr. Gabor Maté

Dr. Gabor Maté

Date/Time

Date(s) – 2 Jun 2012
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A leading author on addiction, mental illness, ADD and their deeper causes. Dr. Maté joined the Forum for a community discussion on the broader context in which human disease and disorders arise, emphasizing the role of the mind-body connection in the emergence of mental and physical illness.

Jan Wong

Jan Wong

Date/Time

Date(s) – 20 May 2012
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

ArtSpring

For twenty years, Jan Wong was one of the Globe and Mail’s best-known reporters. Then one day she published a story that set off a firestorm of controversy, including death threats, a unanimous denunciation by Parliament and a public rebuke by her own newspaper. For the first time in her life, Wong fell into a severe clinical depression. Her new book “Out of the Blue” tells the story of her workplace-caused depression, her redemption, recovery, and happiness.

Margaret Catley-Carlson

Margaret Catley-Carlson

Date/Time

Date(s) – 29 Mar 2012
All Day

During her career Margaret Catley-Carlson has held some of the most senior positions in Canadian and international public service. Today she is one of the leading experts on global water issues and serves on the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board.

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben

Date/Time

Date(s) – 25 Mar 2012
All Day

Dubbed “the planet’s best green journalist” by Time Magazine, the famous Middlebury College professor explained the success of 350.org, the grassroots campaign he co-founded that has since mobilized thousands of people worldwide in the search for climate solutions.

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