Stories of Hope: A Celebration of Canada

June 29, 2020 - 11:00 am (EDT) – Online Conference

In this time of social strife and pandemic, Canadians need to unite more than ever to overcome our challenges and differences. Stories of Hope: A Celebration of Canada, will bring together online over two dozen voices with inspiring stories on June 29 from 11:00am - 4:00pm (EDT)

Speakers from Indigenous, LGBTQ+, Francophone and multicultural communities will share how they prevailed over their personal challenges and how all can learn from their experiences.  Free-flowing conversations will cover a range of themes, including history, immigration, diversity and youth. Songs, special greetings, videos, and spoken word poetry will further uplift and engage the audience.


A preliminary program is available here.


  • Panel 3: Oh Canada: How do we feel about our country? Presentation by Ashley Manuel of survey data from the Association for Canadian Studies (View the presentation)