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Groundswell 2018: Annual Conference
June 22-24, 2018
Capital Hill Hotel and Suites & City Hall, 88 Albert St. & 110 Laurier Ave. W.

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.

Be a part of Groundswell 2018! Join us for the Council of Canadians’ Annual Conference June 22-24 at the unionized venue of The Capital Hill and Suites in downtown Ottawa and at Ottawa City Hall June 22 to Ottawa. Meet with people from across Canada who are working for progressive change. Hear from leading social justice advocates, participate in dynamic workshops, and join discussions about renewed collaboration to build diversity and unity within social movements. Together, we hold the power to bring about the better Canada and fairer world we know are possible.

Conference agenda

Register for the full Groundswell 2018 conference

If you can't attend the whole conference, join us on Friday at 7 to hear Maude Barlow, Linda McQuaig, Kanahus Manuel, and Elaine Bernard in discussion