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2019 National Forum: Literacy and Civic Engagement

2019 National Forum: Literacy and Civic Engagement


This important forum will focus on how civic engagement is vital to our everyday lives, as it is the vehicle through which we are able to change and improve the quality of our society. Voting, volunteering, or advocating, provides people with a sense of belonging, social responsibility, and understanding of their communities. Lower literacy skills act as a hindrance to those who wish to participate in their communities. It can impact their understanding of the voting process and make them feel like they do not belong – thereby denying them a voice. This creates a sense of isolation that can negatively affect mental health and overall well-being.
The forum will be held in Winnipeg at the Delta Hotel and webcast live to satellite conferences in cities across Canada:

Edmonton, Halifax, Iqaluit, Montreal, Quebec City, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Vancouver, Whitehorse, and Winnipeg

Read the discussion paper on Literacy and Civic Engagement. 

To register to attend please select your location and click on the link.

Thunder Bay
Quebec City

Can't attend in person? Register to watch the webcast.

Moderator: Dave Angus
Vice President, Chamber Relations
Johnston Group Inc.

Featured panel:

Lisa Drouillard
Director of Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement
Elections Canada

Stephen Faul
President and CEO
Frontier College

Margo Goodhand
Former editor-in-chief of the Edmonton Journal and the Winnipeg Free Press

Amel Zaazaa
Foundation Paroles de Femmes

Averee Fontaine
Program Assistant
Frontier College


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Did You Know ?

Volunteers are the reason for our success! In 2016, 2,697 volunteers gave over 55,000 hours to improving literacy in Canada.

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