CBC/Radio-Canada, in partnership with VIA Rail Canada and Community Foundations of Canada, are sparking the national conversation about Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation with the CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW conference series, in collaboration with other national organizations.
CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW is a series of regional conferences taking place across the country from April to June 2013. The events will be held in both official languages and will bring together citizens and leaders from communities across every region of the country - representing every facet of our diverse society.
The goal: to inform, inspire and incubate local, regional and national discussions around 2017.
COMING SOON: An interactive digital platform is in development that will allow Canadians, irrespective of where they live, to join the conversation. It will be launched soon, along with venue and programming details.
- May 17, 2013Luminaries gather in Charlottetown for 2017 STARTS NOW – a Canada 150 conference series on May 21, 2013More
- May 6, 2013Luminaries gather in Montreal for 2017 STARTS NOW – a Canada 150 conference series on May 8, 2013More
- Apr 30, 2013Roméo Dallaire and David Chilton join Winnipeg luminaries for 2017 STARTS NOW – a Canada 150 conference series on May 3, 2013More
- Apr 30, 2013David Sutcliffe, Theo Fleury and Yann Martel join Saskatoon luminaries for 2017 STARTS NOW – a Canada 150 conference series on May 1, 2013More
- Apr 17, 2013Toronto luminaries gather for 2017 STARTS NOW – A CANADA 150 conference series on April 26, 2013More
- Apr 9, 2013Calgary luminaries gather for 2017 STARTS NOW – A CANADA 150 conference series on April 12, 2013More
- Apr 3, 20132017 STARTS NOW – a CANADA 150 Conference Series – launches in VancouverMore
- Jan 28, 2013 CBC/Radio-Canada, Via Rail and Community Foundations of Canada present "CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW," a conference series, in collaboration with leading Canadian organizationsMore
- Aug 30, 2012 2017 STARTS NOW – CBC/Radio-Canada announces initiative to connect and engage Canadians in Canada’s 150th birthday celebrationsMore
Our partnering organizations:
Our national collaborators:
- Canadian Chamber of Commerce
- Canadian Co-operative Association
- Canada Museums of Science and Technology
- Federation of Canadian Municipalities
- Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation / Arts Nation
- Heritage Canada Foundation
- Historica-Dominion Institute
- imagiNation150 Calgary
- Institute for Canadian Citizenship
- Institute for the Public Administration of Canada
- Manifesto Community Projects
- National Arts Centre
- National Association of Friendship Centres
- National Capital Commission
- Prince Edward Island 2014
- The Walrus Foundation
- Trans Canada Trail
- United Way of Canada
- YMCA Canada
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