OCIC SYMPOSIUM 2023: ‘STRENGTH IN COMMUNITY, COLLABORATION & SOLIDARITY’
Join us to to co-create priorities for collective action, to flex your storytelling and advocacy skills, and to build your network, locally and globally
On September 27 we’ll meet in-person on the traditional territory of the Huron Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Mississaugas of the Credit River First Nation at the Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina, in downtown Toronto.
In recognition of Truth and Reconciliation Day, September 30, we will begin with an opportunity to reflect and learn with Jason Carter, Indigenous educator, advisor, Corporate Trainer and Director of Bear Standing Tall Inc., about the diverse perspectives, values and beliefs of Indigenous peoples, what reconciliation means, how it can be achieved, and what roles we can each play in our respective communities.
We’ll then have opportunities to hear diverse perspectives on our theme, ‘Community, Collaboration & Solidarity’ from guest contributors: Shirley Estévez – Country Director, Canadian Feed the Children in Bolivia and Jacquelyn Wright – President and CEO, Canadian Feed the Children; Renaud Thomas – Director, Rayjon Share Care Haiti and Heather Smith – Executive Director, Rayjon Share Care; Heather Dicks – PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador and Andrea Paras, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Guelph; and Chris Dendys – Executive Director, Results Canada.
Our afternoon will include dialogue tables hosted by sector leaders and partners as opportunities to expand upon and co-create priorities for collective action, and to flex your storytelling and advocacy skills.
As a part of our commitment to meeting the specific needs of our community and to minimizing impact on the environment through materials and food waste we have created three separate registration links – one for each aspect of this event.
As space is limited, we encourage Early Registration for each of our three activities.Register