Announcements & News Releases

10th Anniversary Symposium

To mark Action Canada’s 10th anniversary, Fellows and guest specialists reflect on Canada’s North, our national flag, and the economy.

Read their commentaries


Action Canada Public Dialogue

Registration and Coffee Reception 9:00 AM | Light lunch served at noon

Bert Riggs, Independent Researcher, St. John’s, Newfoundland

Barbara Doran, Director/Producer, Morag Loves Company
Dr. Margot Duley, Professor Emerita of History, Eastern Michigan University, and Dean Emerita of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois, Springfield
The Honourable Edward Roberts, CM, ONL, QC, former Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador

Admiral’s Green Clubhouse, Pippy Park
460 Allandale Road

This event is free, however seating is limited.
Please pre-register at: NLpublicdialogue.eventbrite.ca

For additional information email: actioncanada@actioncanada.ca


Action Canada Public Dialogue

Canada has a proud history of invention. New ideas in science, technology, education, government, public and private enterprise have informed the last 150 years. Drawing on lessons from these past creative disruptions, what policies does Canada need to support future economic or societal innovations?

Natalie Chapdelaine, Program Officer, Innoweave, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

Allyson Hewitt, McConnell Senior Fellow, who rethinks and develops social innovation at MaRS Discovery District
Mark Pauls, Energy Engineer, Manitoba Hydro, who designs and constructs facilities for tomorrow’s changing climate
Dr. Frank Plummer, Recipient of the Prix Galien, who brought Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory to new levels of international science excellence

University of Winnipeg
Convocation Hall
515 Portage Avenue

This event is free. Pre-register by 24 June at winnipegpublicdialogue.eventbrite.ca Registration and Coffee Reception 8:30 AM
For additional information email: actioncanada@actioncanada.ca

2015 Fellows' Public Policy Presentations

8:15 am – Continental Breakfast and Welcome Cathy Beehan, Founding CEO

8:45 am – Financing Future Communities: Innovative Finance for Urban Spaces and Places

10:00 am – A Wider Circle: Aboriginal Voices in Canadian Cities

11:15 am – Empowered Cities: A New Path to Collaborative Federalism

12:15 pm – Buffet Luncheon


Laurier Room, Chateau Laurier, Ottawa

This event is free. Please pre-register by 4 February at: http://acpresentations2015.eventbrite.ca

For additional information email actioncanada@actioncanada.ca or call 778.881.7961

You can also take part in the conversation on Twitter at #actioncanada


Upcoming Vancouver Event

Asia Pacific Hall, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

7:45 AM – Registration and Coffee  

8:15 AM – Empowering Our Cities:  The Road to Canada’s Success in the 21st Century

9:30 AM – A Wider Circle:  Aboriginal Voices in Canadian Cities

11:00 AM –  Financing Future Communities:  A Dialogue about Urban Spaces and Places  

This event is free.
Pre-register at:  vancouverpublicdialogue2014.eventbrite.ca
And join us on Twitter #actioncanada


Fellows In Action, August 2014 Newsletter

First Action Canada Alumni Conference

In the latest Action Canada Fellows Newsletter: Alumni reflect on their visit to Washington for a study tour of US and international finance issues, Founding CEO Sam Belzberg shares a message – plus Fellows enjoy memories of the first Alumni conference and Action Canada’s trip through the history of the Northwest Passage.

Read All About It!


Public Dialogue

September 16, 2014

Noon Free Buffet Lunch
12:35 Opening Remarks, Jodi White, Co-chair, Action Canada Board of Directors
12:40 Welcome, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Elder
12:50 Yukon’s Education System Structure, a 360° Perspective
1:20 Break
1:25 Yukon’s Resource Sector, a 360° Perspective
1:55 Break
2:10 Evolution of Yukon’s Aboriginal Law and the Goal of Reconciliation, a 360° Perspective
2:40 Summary comments and general Q&A
3:10 Closing by Mayor Dan Curtis and Thank You by Action Canada Fellows


This event is free. Registration is recommended. Please RSVP at http://actioncanada-yukon-dialogue.eventbrite.com.

For more information contact Elodie Jacquet at 778.861.2977 or elodie_jacquet@actioncanada.ca.


An Action Canada Public Dialogue - Anticipating the nation’s 150th anniversary

July 4, 2014


Public dialogue explores three Labrador policy issues

September 12, 2011

VANCOUVER, Sept. 12, 2011 /CNW/ – Labrador faces challenging policy options and opportunities related to mining, Lower Churchill development and Aboriginal governance and land claims.

Some of Canada’s most inspiring young leaders, the Action Canada Fellows, will be in Goose Bay to learn about these issues and to discuss their findings with the community on Friday, 23 September 2011, noon – 3:30 pm at the Labrador Friendship Centre.

Action Canada is a national fellowship program for promising young Canadians. The program enhances Fellows’ leadership skills, broadens their understanding of Canada and its policy choices, and builds an exceptional network of leaders for our future.

The Fellows are visiting Labrador from Sept. 21-25.  For their biographies, visit www.actioncanada.ca/en/fellows/fellows/20112012-fellows.  To arrange a media interview, contact: Helen Augustin.

For further information: Helen Augustin
Tel: 778.239.6158
Email:  helen_augustin@actioncanada.ca



Public dialogue in Winnipeg explores new ideas for Canada’s economic future

November 1, 2011

VANCOUVER, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ – On Friday, Nov. 4, some of Canada’s most impressive young leaders, the Action Canada Fellows, will host a public dialogue in Winnipeg, MB on ideas for advancing Canada’s economic future.

The dialogue will be focused on three issues: how inequality and poverty are jeopardizing our human capital, how to develop a creative workforce for tomorrow, and financing Canada’s low-carbon energy future.

The Fellows will host the public dialogue on Friday, Nov. 4, 7:30 am – 12:30 pm in Convocation Hall at the University of Winnipeg. This event is free. Registration is recommended. Please RSVP to TFwinnipeg2011@actioncanada.ca.

The dialogue will feature presentations from leaders in government, business and academia. They include John Curtis, Founding Chief Economist, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Professor, Queen’s University; Tom Rand ’07, Lead Advisor, Cleantech – MaRS Discovery District; Founder & Director, Vci Green Funds Inc.; and Alan Freeman, Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Manitoba.

Action Canada is a national fellowship program for promising young Canadians. The program enhances Fellows’ leadership skills, broadens their understanding of Canada and its policy choices, and builds an exceptional network of leaders for our future.

Hailing from communities across Canada, the 16 Action Canada Fellows are visiting Winnipeg to learn more about Manitoba’s identity, economy and current cultural and political perspectives.

The Fellows are visiting Winnipeg from Nov. 3-6, 2011. For more information on the public dialogue, the Action Canada program and the Fellows’ biographies, visit www.actioncanada.ca.

For further information: Janet Webber
Director, Communications and Government Relations
Action Canada
Tel : 778-881-7961, email : info@actioncanada.ca