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Connexions Calendar

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Transforming the Ways We Lead
June 19, 2018
Bridging Indigenous and Human Rights: Loretta Ross (Bimaashi Migizi), Treaty Relations Commissioner of Manitoba, and Derek Nepinak, CEO Kanata Financial and former Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, will share their perspectives on how leaders must initiate change in light of the Truth     Show more . . .


Oakville: let's talk NAFTA
June 19, 2018
Come join us on Tuesday, June 19 for a timely discussion on the untold story of North American Free Trade Agreement’s (NAFTA) polluting legacy.     Show more . . .


Introduction to Project Drawdown: How we can reverse global warming
June 19, 2018
Please join Unify Toronto in collaboration with Pachamama Alliance for "An Introduction to Drawdown," led by Jon Love and Satya Robinson of JLS-Global.ca. By donation. Students attend free.      Show more . . .


Carbon Markets and Climate Finance: Alternative-Financing Paths to a Low-Carbon Future: The U of T's Path Forward
June 19, 2018
Please join us in our inaugural University Climate Change Coalition or "UC3" climate change forum where we continue earlier conversations on rapidly evolving carbon markets and related opportunities and financing challenges. $60     Show more . . .


iMatter- Empowering Youth Action to Combat the Climate Crisis
June 19, 2018
iMatter is an important, youth-led movement to end the climate crisis. It is thinking globally but acting locally. Our expansion into Canada is an exciting time for our movement, and we'd love for you to find out more about what our community has done right here in Toronto and the GTHA area and how     Show more . . .


Movie Night - KONELNE: our land beautiful
June 19, 2018
A beautiful and thought-provoking cinematic experience, revealing the complexity of relationships with the wild lands of the northwest and the people who live and work there - the Tahltan, drillers, geologists, hunters and powerline workers. The movie will be followed by a discussion with Nettie     Show more . . .


Nova Scotia Nature Trust Annual Conservation Showcase
June 19, 2018
Join the Nova Scotia Nature Trust for our Annual Conservation Showcase!      Show more . . .


ICLEI World Congress 2018
June 19, 2018 to June 22, 2018
Every three years, ICLEI holds its World Congress to showcase how local and regional governments across our network are advancing sustainable urban development worldwide. The ICLEI World Congress connects them with their peers and strategic partners, and provides a platform for discussions that will     Show more . . .


Stephen Campbell - Border Capitalism, Disrupted
June 20, 2018
The Capitalism Workshop celebrates the publication of Border Capitalism, Disrupted, an insightful ethnography of precarious migrant labor at the Mae Sot Special Border Economic Zone on the Myanmar border in northwest Thailand. Building upon workerist and autonomist theory and grounding it in     Show more . . .


Can We End the Global Water Crisis?
June 20, 2018
Climate models and decades of satellite data are converging on the unfortunate reality that Earth’s water cycle is changing. Paleoclimate indicators remind us that this has always been the case. Freshwater is constantly being exchanged among the atmosphere, ocean, land and ice reservoirs,     Show more . . .


Free Public Transit - Book launch
June 21, 2018
Join us for the Toronto launch of a unique book: Free Public Transit - And Why We Don't Pay to Ride Elevators. Edited by Judith Dellheim of Germany's Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Jason Prince, of Concordia University in Montreal. It is a collaborative result of an international network of scholars     Show more . . .


Roundtable on the Research and Practice of Women's Participation and Leadership in Climate Solutions
June 21, 2018
Greater economic, infrastructure and employment and health disparities make women more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. And when given the opportunity to participate and influence policy and programs, they are also key agents of change for social, economic and environmental     Show more . . .


Policing Black Lives - State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present
June 21, 2018
Delving behind Canada's veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, this talk will trace the violent realities of anti-Black racism from the slave ships to prisons, classrooms and beyond, providing a comprehensive account of nearly four hundred years of state-sanctioned surveillance, criminalization     Show more . . .


Prince Albert: National Aboriginal Day
June 21, 2018
Celebrate by learning about a model of reconciliation. Join us for "Reserve 107: Reconciliation on the Prairies"     Show more . . .


Indigenous Peoples Day Sunrise Ceremony
June 21, 2018
Toronto joins cities across Canada to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. All are welcome to attend the City of Toronto's annual Sunrise Ceremony recognizing the unique and important history, culture and contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples.     Show more . . .


Truth and Reconciliation Community Gathering
June 22, 2018
Presented by the Welcoming & Inclusive Communities Network and supported by the City of Red Deer and the Alberta Human Rights Commission, this half-day conference is a chance to gather and explore the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.      Show more . . .


Ontario Health Coalition: June 22 Summit and Strategy Meeting
June 22, 2018
As the June 7 election draws near it seems more likely than ever that Ontario will have a new government. We are calling on our affiliates and active members to come together to strategize in light of the new context. This is a high-level meeting meant for leadership, policy and campaign staff and     Show more . . .


Groundswell: Awareness to Action - The Council of Canadians Annual Conference
June 22, 2018 to June 23, 2018
This year, the Council of Canadians' Annual Conference moves to Canada's capital, Ottawa, Ontario. We will bring together chapter activists, supporters and allies for a dynamic weekend event that includes a public forum on Friday, June 22, followed by workshops, plenary panels and more. Join us on     Show more . . .


Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow and Arts Festival
June 23, 2018 to June 24, 2018
Join us on Saturday June 23 for a fun filled day at our Annual Traditional Pow Wow. Free event, open to public. There will be traditional dancing and drumming, craft vendors and information tables, food and drink sales, Red Pepper children's activity area. This year APTN has partnered with us to     Show more . . .


Ride4Real Food
June 24, 2018
Enjoy a beautiful ride along the Humber River recreational trail to raise funds for better food access. 20 km and 35 km rides.     Show more . . .


Fearsome and Familiar: Buddhist Majoritarianism and Anti-Muslim Attacks in Sri Lanka
June 25, 2018
Since Sri Lanka declared its war on the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam over in 2009, coordinated mass attacks by Sinhalese Buddhists on Muslims have been on the rise. Perpetrators have included monks and the police. How do these ongoing attacks flow from the historic anti-Muslim violence of 1915,     Show more . . .


Unsettling the Word – Biblical Experiments in Decolonization – book launch
June 25, 2018
The event will feature a panel of contributors, readings, and copies will be on sale. For generations, the Bible has been employed by settler colonial societies as a weapon to dispossess Indigenous and racialized peoples of their lands, cultures, and spiritualities. But is it possible for the     Show more . . .


Triumph Over Torture: International Day In Support of Victims of Torture
June 26, 2018
June 26 is The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. This day gives us the opportunity to stand united and remind the world that torture is a cruel violation of human rights. Rehabilitation empowers torture victims to resume as full a life as possible. However,     Show more . . .


Mind the Funding Gap: Transit Financing in Los Angeles County and Metro Vancouver
June 26, 2018
Across North American cities, the demand for better public transit is pervasive, yet many local governments lack the sufficient revenue tools to finance the construction of new infrastructure. To resolve this dilemma, some localities have turned to citizens directly, proposing temporary earmarked     Show more . . .


People’s Rally on Queen’s Park
June 30, 2018
This is a march to support public services, communities, and marginalized groups of people across Ontario. People across Ontario- young people, old people, academics, activists, workers, artists, healthcare professionals, teachers, parents, and everyday people from all over the province will come     Show more . . .


Bike City: How industry, advocacy & infrastructure shaped Toronto’s cycling culture
June 30, 2018 to November 17, 2018
Showcasing vintage bicycles, artifacts, and archival photos, BIKE CITY tells the story of the bicycle and its impact on Toronto. Almost a million Torontonians ride today but sharing the road has been a challenge for city builders and citizens for 130+ years.     Show more . . .


Gladue Analysis & Truth and Reconciliation
July 11, 2018 to July 12, 2018
Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation will host a two-day conference. The purpose of this event is to promote education and awareness of the Gladue Principles / Analysis & the justice sector Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report.     Show more . . .


ECOSPHERE - environmental and Green Housing fair
July 14, 2018 to July 15, 2018
With more than 100 exhibitors and 30 speakers, the first edition of the Ottawa-Gatineau ECOSPHERE Fair will be the most complete and important environmental event. Organic foods, health, green housing, new technologies, electric cars tryouts and a Hemp festival.     Show more . . .


Drawdown Energy Summit: Empowering our response to global warming
July 25, 2018
Learn about electricity generation sector solutions to global warming that are already in place and in action in Toronto. Discover how you can help empower humanity's response to global warming by accelerating what is already working.     Show more . . .


Conscious Minds Camp
August 10, 2018 to August 13, 2018
You're invited to come and join us for a week or weekend to envision, learn, and explore!      Show more . . .


Drawdown Buildings and Cities Summit: Building our response to global warming
August 29, 2018
Learn about building and city sector solutions to global warming that are already in place and in action in Toronto. Discover how you can help build humanity’s response to global warming by accelerating what is already working.     Show more . . .