This schedule is subject to change. More details to come as the event gets closer. Keep checking back for further details.
|1st Day Conference - May 10, 2018|
|7:30am - 8:45 am||Coffee w/ the Founder|
|7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||Check-In & On-site Registration|
|8:30 a.m.||Theater Doors Open|
|9:00 am- 9:30 am||Opening Ceremonies|
|9:30 am - 10:00 am||Welcoming Address|
|10:00 am - 11:00 am||Keynote by Shirley Cheechoo|
|11:15 am - 12:45 pm||Workshops – Session I|
|12:45 pm - 1:45 pm||Lunch Break|
|1:45 pm - 2:45 pm||Keynote by Adrien K. Wing|
|3:00 pm - 4:30 pm||Workshops- Session 2|
|4:30 pm - 5:15 pm||Caucuses|
|7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||Film Screening|
|2nd Day Conference - May 11, 2018|
|8:00 am - 11:00 am||Check-In & On-site Registration|
|8:30 am||Theater Doors Open|
|9:00 am - 10:00 am||Welcoming Address/Announcements|
|10:00 am - 11:00 am||Keynote by John Powell & Desmond Cole|
|11:30 am - 1:00 pm||Workshops - Session 1|
|1:00 pm - 2:00 pm||Lunch Break|
|2:00 pm - 3:00 pm||Keynote by Ritu Bhasin|
|3:15 pm - 4:45 pm||Workshops- Session 2|
|4:45 pm - 6:00 pm||Caucuses|
|6:00 pm - 9:00 pm||
Viola Desmond Awards Ceremony and Banquet
Keynote by Idil Abdihalli
|3rd Day Conference- May 12, 2018|
|7:30 am - 8:45 am||Coffee w/ the Founder - at the Hotel|
|8:00 am - 11:00 am||Check-In & Onsite Registration|
|9:00 am - 9:30 am||Welcoming Address & Announcements|
|9:30 am - 10:30 am||Keynote by Jane Fernandes|
|10:45 am - 12:15 pm||Action Planning & Workshops- Session 1|
|12:15 pm - 1:15 pm||Lunch Break|
|1:15 pm - 2:45 pm||Workshops- Session 2|
|3:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Celebration of Youth & Host Team|
|4:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Caucuses|
About the 1-Day Institutes
You have the option to register for this pre-conference event. The one-day institute is designed for participants who wish to deepen their conference experience within a certain topic of your choosing. This is also a great option for participants who have only one day to attend the conference.
About the Conference
Each day of the conference features keynote presentations from inspiring leading experts as well as a series of workshops, presentations and plenary sessions for you to choose from. We give you the tools to examine challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offer solutions and team building strategies to work toward a more equitable world.
About the Viola Desmond Awards & Banquet
On May 11th, 2018, we will award the achievements of several accomplished Black women in Canada and celebrate the debut of $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond, the first Black woman to be featured on a regularly circulating Bank of Canada note.
Enjoy free admission to marketplace featuring a diverse array of exhibitors and vendors from the community.
Join us for film screenings that are free and open to the public on May 9th and 10th. Details coming soon.