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Posted: August 19, 2019

CivX 2019: Civil Ideas for Less Civil Times

CivicInfo BC

The Lower Mainland Local Government Association and CivicInfo BC proudly present CivX 2019: Civil Ideas for Less Civil Times, Thursday November 28, 2019 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver.

At this one-day seminar (8:30am – 4:30pm) delegates will hear practical ideas for making our towns and cities more inclusive for our citizens, regardless of age, gender, culture, or socio-economic background. Our exciting line-up of guest speakers includes:
  • Diane Kalen-Sukra, Author, “Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What to Do about It”.
  • Tasha Henderson, Director, Women Transforming Communities
  • Chris Friesen, Director of Settlement Services, Immigrant Services Society of BC.
  • Dr. Atiya Mahmood, Associate Professor, Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Ben Mortenson, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, UBC
  • Dr. Eamonn O'Laocha, Instructor, Douglas College & Douglas Applied Research, Teaching and Consultancy
  • Representatives from the Fraser Basin Youth Council (Co-Creating a Sustainable BC)

The day will wrap with a facilitated session, where local government delegates can share ideas and practices with one another, with a written summary being provided to all in attendance. A full agenda, with detailed session descriptions, will be published in September.

Who should attend? Like past CivX events, this event will be of particular interest to local government elected officials, local government staff, staff from local government agencies, academics, and post-secondary students. 

The cost is only $199, including a seated lunch. Online registration is open at https://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2019/CivX.
Todd Pugh

Date: November 28, 2019
Event Type: Conference
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
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