Awareness to Action
June 22-23, 2018
In 2018, the Council of Canadians’ Annual Conference was held in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario. We brought together chapter activists, supporters and allies for a dynamic weekend event that included a public forum, workshops, plenary panels and more.
Every day Canadians face the reality of the Trudeau government’s broken promises. From its failure to protect lakes and rivers from Big Oil, to meet internationally-stated climate pollution reduction targets, to provide true consultation on “free trade” negotiations, to make our electoral system democratic, and to fully implement the rights of Indigenous peoples – promises have been made, but not kept. So how do we turn awareness of these broken promises into action? It’s simple: we come together to create a groundswell of people power. By working with civil society groups, labour, Indigenous peoples and others we can put forward a positive vision of a better tomorrow and act on it.
Together, we hold the power to bring about the better Canada and fairer world we know are possible.
See video highlights from Groundswell 2018 on Facebook:
Public Forum: Part 1
Public Forum: Part 2
Public Forum: Part 3
Plenary Panel: Climate Change and a Just Transition
Plenary Panel: Neo-liberalism and Election Mobilizing
March to flood the Prime Minister’s Office in Ottawa with a wave of opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline & BP offshore drilling