[Sjsall] The 2022 Victoria Forum is approaching! Regist

The 2022 Victoria Forum is approaching! Register now for “Bridging Divides: Turf, Truth and Trust”

In 2020, the Victoria Forum brought together 1,500 participants from 93 countries to tackle diverse global challenges and make an impact on how we move forward. With so much ground covered in 2020, we are thrilled to once again invite you on behalf of the Senate of Canada and the University of Victoria, to attend the 2022 Victoria Forum. The free event will be taking place from August 28-30, in Victoria, BC, Canada, as well as online.

This year’s theme of “Bridging Divides: Turf, Truth and Trust” will explore why our world is becoming increasingly divided along different fault lines and how we can bridge these economic, social and environmental divides. Led by thought leaders around the globe, this public event is comprised of five plenary sessions and 10 roundtables.

Attendees can expect to hear lively discussions from anticipated panels including Bridging Social Divides: Social Exclusion in the COVID Era: Challenges, Experiences, Pathways to Change, a discussion about the inequalities accelerated by COVID-19 and solutions to tackle the worst impacts of the pandemic. Attendees can also participate in the panel, Power of... Sport in Bridging Divides, a discussion about the power of sports to unite, inspire and bridge economic, social and environmental divides.

Additional speakers include: David Johnston – Former Governor General of Canada, RoseAnne Archibald – Assembly of First Nations Chief, Sharmarke Dube – City Hall Victoria, Jenny Anne Durkan – Former Mayor of Seattle, Carol Anne Hilton – The Indigenomics Institute, Brittany Hull – Earth’s Own and more.

These events will consist of cultural activities, guest speaker sessions and social events that will help our future leaders to develop networks and transform their ideas into actions. In Addition, the Victoria Forum is pleased to partner with the Commonwealth Sport Movement (CSM), to host the inaugural Commonwealth lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) Sport Declaration on Truth, Reconciliation and Partnership with Indigenous Peoples during the three-day event. The conference program includes a traditional canoe welcoming ceremony in Victoria’s inner harbour, a unique plenary session, a Lacrosse exhibition game and more, open to all attendees.

Join us in August by registering at www.victoriaforum.ca. If you have any questions, or would like further information, please contact Ms. Annie Buck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Julie Sloan

Stakeholder Communications Officer

Communications + Marketing

University of Victoria

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