The Our Canada project is connecting people across Canada in an important national conversation about citizenship, inclusion and multiculturalism/interculturalism.
Living Together symposia are cross-country discussions and knowledge-sharing events devoted to building a deeper understanding and awareness of Canadian values. They are facilitated and promoted in partnership with regional partners and community representatives. The initiative consists of of six symposia, organized in partnership with regional and community representatives, for the purpose of bringing everyone into the conversation about Canadian values. Symposia delegates will expand their network of colleagues and explore contemporary research and best practices through presentations, panel discussions and workshops.
Living Together aims to connect regional faith and community leaders, academics and diversity champions, and is open to anyone engaged in activities committed to deepening our collective awareness and understanding of Canadian values and identity.
Read the final report of the Our Canada Symposia series.
September 14, 2016 -- Yellowknife
June 6, 2016 -- Halifax, Nova Scotia
September 10, 2015 – Whitehorse, Yukon
The Living Together initiative started with three important community consultations:
Consultations created an opportunity for community stakeholders to convene, discuss and advise on the topics of identity, faith, belonging and Canadian values.
The symposia are an opportunity to review and reflect on the pan-Canadian Report on Canadian Values.
The CRRF’s recent Report on Canadian Values provides a timely insight into the societal issues – including multiculturalism, reconciliation and religious accommodation – that are top of mind for many Canadians.
"There is still work to be done in fostering a better understanding and respect for the full expression of multiculturalism in Canada. The Report on Canadian Values helps us to further understand issues that threaten to divide us, while providing essential keys to strengthening our shared core values.” – Albert Lo, Chairperson, CRRF
Is your organization working on issues of identity, faith, belonging and Canadian values?
Please contact us! The CRRF is dedicated to building community networks, and Living Together symposia are designed to be facilitated and promoted in partnership with regional partners and community representatives.
Contact: Suren Nathan, Project Director, Our Canada