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
  • $95 General public (includes one year membership in the Council of Canadians and free subscription to our Canadian Perspectives magazine).
  • $20* Fixed income (youth, seniors, unwaged).

Advance online registration is closed.

Registration is not required for the Friday, October 14 Public Forum taking place at the Sheraton Hotel from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Admission by donation ($20 suggested)

Onsite registration for the Saturday plenary panels and workshops will be open ahead of the Public Forum on Friday from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and Saturday at 8:00 a.m.


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