Can a Basic Income Guarantee Eliminate Poverty?

Title: Can a Basic Income Guarantee Eliminate Poverty?
Location: Evergreen Seniors Centre, 683 Woolwich St, Guelph
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Description: Can a Basic Income Guarantee Eliminate Poverty?
A conversation with Sheila Regehr, Chair, Basic Income Network Canada, Peter Clutterbuck, Social Planning Network of Ont, Noah Zon, Director of Policy and Reseach, Maytree Foundation, and Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph.
Start Time:  6:30 pm
Date: 2016-09-28
End Time:  8:30 pm

Rebooting Canada’s Voting System – Why Now?

Title: Rebooting Canada’s Voting System – Why Now?
Location: War Memorial Hall, U of G
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Description: Speakers:

An extraordinary opportunity
to hear one of Canada’s most
authoritative experts on
electoral systems address
electoral reform.
Elections Canada Chief Electoral Officer
1990 – 2007
Senior fellow University of Ottawa
Faculty of Social Sciences Graduate
School of Public & International Affairs

Compare Voting System Options with:

Prof. Byron Weber Becker:
University of Waterloo
Fair Vote Waterloo


.. How to officially weigh in with your views
• Audience Q & A
• How to access more info and FAQs
• How to get involved

Our Moderator:
Yvonne Su, Co-Founder of Vote Savvy #VoteMob

Sponsored by:
University of Guelph, Fair Vote Guelph and
Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice

Start Time:  7:30 pm
Date: 2016-09-27
End Time:  9:30 pm

Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse and Canada’s Water Crisis.

Title: Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse and Canada’s Water Crisis.
Location: Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave, Guelph
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Description: We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20 per cent of the world’s freshwater – water crises face other countries, but not ours.

We could not be more wrong.

Join me and Arlene Slocombe, of Wellington Water Watchers, in Guelph on Thursday, September 22 as we discuss trade policy, Canada’s water crisis and my new book, Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse and Canada’s Water Crisis.

In this book I lay bare the issues facing Canada’s water reserves, including long-outdated water laws, unmapped and unprotected groundwater reserves, agricultural pollution, industrial-waste dumping, boil-water advisories, and the effects of deforestation and climate change. This will be the defining issue of the coming decade, and most of us have no idea that it is on our very own doorstep.

My book is a cry from the heart. It is time to abandon our erroneous beliefs that Canada has unlimited supplies of water, that Canadians have taken care of this water heritage or that we still have lots of time to do so.

We need a strong, national plan of action based on aC new water ethic that puts water protection and water justice at the heart of all our policies and laws. The path forward is clear, if not simple.

With hope and resolve,

Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians

Tickets are free!

Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2016-09-22

Electoral Reform Town Hall

Title: Electoral Reform Town Hall
Location: Italian Canadian Club 135 Ferguson St. (Guelph)
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Description: The way we vote is an issue that concerns all Canadians and constitutes the core of our democratic system. Share your thoughts on how Canada can improve our voting system by attending our Electoral Reform Town Hall. Mark Holland, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Democratic Institutions, will be joining us for this engaging discussion.

RSVP: [email protected] or Facebook
Start Time:  6:30 pm
Date: 2016-09-13

Places to Grow Town Hall

Title: Places to Grow Town Hall
Location: Guelph City Hall
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Description: Sponsored by the Good Growth Guelph group
Come and have your say about the kind of Guelph you want to build for the future – the province is proposing we increase the population of Guelph by 56,000 by 2031 which will add approximately 26,600 more units/homes. How do we want to plan for this?

Click on the Link out for the City of Guelph planning department presentation on the issue:
Start Time: 7:00 pm
Date: 2016-09-08
End Time:  9:30 pm

Consultation on Climate Change

Title: Consultation on Climate Change
Location: Kitchener City Hall Rotunda, 200 King St. W., Kitchener
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Description: In May and June federal MPs are planning public consultations on climate change issues. All five MPs in Waterloo Region are teaming up for this multi-constituency consultation. Organizers with the People’s Climate Plan are calling for the national climate strategy that respects climate science and Canada’s commitments in the Paris Agreement, ensures a plan to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050, and enshrines justice for all workers and Indigenous communities.To learn more about the People’s Climate Plan:
Start Time:  7:00 pm
Date: 2016-08-18

Workshop: WTF is Solidarity? (two parts: July 19 and July 20)

Title: Workshop: WTF is Solidarity? (two parts: July 19 and July 20)
Location: UC 442 (July 19) and UC 103 (July 20)
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Description: WTF is Solidarity?

Part 1: Tuesday July 19, 5:30-8:30pm (in UC 442)
Part 2: Wednesday July 20, 5:30-8:30pm (in UC 103)
– part 2 is only open to people who attended part 1

For accessibility details contact GRCGED at 519.824.4120 ext. 58559.

The final workshop of the 2016 Summer Institute will explore what coalition building and solidarity can look like. We will discuss power dynamics, holding each other accountable and building trust. Through these discussions we hope to identify trans-formative ways to move forward.
Start Date: 2016-07-19
Start Time:  5:30 pm
End Date: 2016-07-20
End Time:  8:30 pm

Traveling Inward: Conflict Transmutation

Title: Traveling Inward: Conflict Transmutation
Location: University Centre (UC) 103, U of G campus
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Description: Conflict is a fact of life. However, how can we better manage when we come into contact with opposing ideas and views? In traveling inward, participants will explore the role of self-awareness, meditation, liminal spaces and seeing conflict as opportunity for growth and expansion. Participants will be guided through exercises that enhance the ability to be aware of mental and emotional processes, while also understanding our inner conflict/balance is reflected in the external experience.

** Please bring paper and a pen.

Facilitator: Sharrae Lyon

Sharrae Lyon is a transdisciplinary artist, film-maker, healer and facilitator who believes that science-fiction is a tool that can be utilized to project ourselves into new alternative futures that create opportunities to heal traumas of the past and present. She has facilitated workshops across Canada and the United States, including Detroit’s Allied Media Conference’s track “Liberation Technologies: Sci-Fi for World Building and Survival in the Post-Apocalyptic World. She is a healer who is interested in indigenous healing modalities including yoga, qi-gong, meditation and the chakra system in understanding how we can heal ourselves, our lives, minds and bodies outside of institutional medical practices that have been built and constructed by colonial systems. Through analyzing intellectually, emotionally and spirituality the impacts of colonization and slavery on the lives of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, Sharrae is interested in how we can overturn history in t he present moment by creating spaces and moments of healing and transformation that can be sustained and passed forward to future generations. Through indigenous wisdom traditions, which are grounded in the concept of interconnectedness, Sharrae believes we can realign with purpose, the Earth and Cosmo. Her work is an experiment to reclaim and ground knowledges that have been interwoven in her own bloodline and bone memory of African, South Asian and Carib descendant people.
Start Time:  5:30 pm
Date: 2016-07-14
End Time:  8:30 pm

Guelph Correction Centre Public Information Session

Title: Guelph Correction Centre Public Information Session
Location: Guelph City Hall Galleria Room
Description: Please support Yorklands Green Hub and its vision of an environmental Demonstration centre on part of this beautiful historic site – please attend and let Infrastructure Ontario and their engineering consultants GHD (of Mississauga) know.

Hosted by Infrastructure Ontario

Start Time:  5:00 pm
Date: 2016-06-28
End Time:  8:00 pm


Link out: Click here
Description: Make sure that you let our MP know that a Virtual Consultation leaves out many vulnerable people who do not have ready access to the internet
Climate Change needs a REAL town hall with REAL discussion
Sponsored by Lloyd Longfield MP

Here is how you access this virtual event:

Start Time:  6:30 pm
Date: 2016-06-27