Groundswell 2016: Toward a Healthy Economy for People and the Planet


Maude Barlow Avi Lewis José Bové
Elizabeth Penashue Greg Malone Maude Barlow, Avi Lewis,
José Bové, Elizabeth
Penashue, Greg Malone

Government cutbacks, climate change and economic inequality – these are some of the challenges we face in a world where corporations have more power than people. Can we find a new way forward? Can we work together to build a fair economy – one that produces renewable energy, protects water and provides good jobs for us all? Can we build a vibrant democracy, strengthen our public health care system, and achieve justice for Indigenous peoples? Can we create the Canada we want?

Join Maude Barlow and the Council of Canadians in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador October 14-16 for the Council of Canadians’ Annual Conference. Come together to share ideas, make connections and take action for a brighter future.

The Council of Canadians’ Annual Conference and Supporters’ Meeting
October 14-16 The Sheraton Hotel, 115 Cavendish Square, St. John’s, NL A1C 3K2

Conference fees
Conference fees include admission to the Friday public forum, Saturday lunch and breaks.

  • $75 Council supporters + $35 for Saturday’s dinner
  • $95 General public (includes one year membership in the Council of Canadians and free subscription to our Canadian Perspectives magazine). Add Saturday dinner for $50
  • $20* Fixed income (youth, seniors, unwaged). Add Saturday gala dinner for $20*

Register now!

Conference registration

Register public forum

*Cocktail reception and gala dinner will be held at The Rooms, 9 Bonaventure Ave.

*Subsidies for those on a fixed income are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Email Kathie Cloutier at to apply.

Conference hotel reservations: September 12
To obtain the negotiated group rate of $204 per night + 17% taxes, you must book by 5:00 p.m. AT on September 12, 2016. Call toll-free 1-888-870-3033 to make reservations and specify you are with the Council of Canadians group.

Check here for alternative accommodations at nearby bed-and-breakfasts and hotels.

Advance registration closes on October 6 at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Friday, October 14, 2016 - 17:00 to Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 12:30