On Wednesday, May 10, thought leaders from across Canada gathered for a roundtable discussion on reconciliation within a Canadian multicultural context.
Among the topics discussed by the thought leaders are the findings of the National Narrative on Reconciliation Survey Report. Read more about the findings here: reconciliationcanada.ca/narrative-report
** Moderator: Candy Palmater **
Candy Palmater is a recovered lawyer turned feminist comic. She is an actor, writer, international speaker, activist, comedian and award-winning TV and radio personality, and has executive produced three films on Mi’kmaw culture.
** Distinguished thought leaders include: **
- Chief Robert Joseph, O.B.C. -
Ambassador for Reconciliation Canada, Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation and member of the National Assembly of First Nations Elders Council. Former Executive Director of the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.
- Victoria Grant -
Board Chair of Community Foundations of Canada, Director with The Counselling Foundation of Canada and a member of the Advisory Committee for the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. Former Chair of The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.
- Emmanuel Jal -
Former child solider, acclaimed recording artist and peace ambassador. Founder of Gua Africa and the We Want Peace campaign. Founding Ambassador of The Key is E.
- Senator the Honourable Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O.Ont. -
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Global Diversity Exchange (GDX) at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Director at the Environics Institute and Samara, and Chair Emerita at Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. Former Chair of Lifeline Syria.
- The Honourable Perrin Beatty -
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), President and CEO of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and Federal Cabinet Minister.
- Senator the Honourable Renée Dupuis, C.M., Ad. E.-
Senator, lawyer and author. Former Vice-President of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse du Québec. Honorary Witness of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.