Join STAND Canada’s #LiftTheBurden Advocacy Conference May 27-29
Join STAND Canada and STAND Carleton for its #LiftTheBurden Advocacy Conference in Ottawa from Saturday, May 27 to Monday, May 29! This conference will help STAND’s members and partners become better advocates when talking directly to decision-makers. Network with STAND advocates, develop skills, knowledge, and strategies in working with elected officials, and learn more about Canada’s refugee transportation loan program.
Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28: Room 4499 MacKenzie Building – Carleton University, in central Ottawa
Monday, May 29: Lobby Day on Parliament Hill (day-of preparations in the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street)
Share ideas and make yourself heard by registering today!
The conference costs $20 to attend, due at conference registration. Students and low income earners are free to pay as they can. The conference fee is payable by cash, cheques made payable to STAND Canada, and credit card/PayPal (please include “Advocacy Conference” in the comments) at: http://www.standcanada.org/take-action/donate/
May 27, 2017
|9:30-10:00am||Welcome & Coffee||—|
|10:00-10:15||Welcome from STAND Canada
||Scott Fenwick, Executive Director
|10:30-12:00||Canadian Refugee Policy
||Jackie Bonisteel, Associate, Corporate Immigration Law Firm
||Anna Laurence, Senior Government Relations Manager, Rogers Communications|
|2:30-3:45||Advocacy Lobby Day Training
||Vincent Delaney, Advocacy Co-Director
|4:00-5:15||Collaboration Across Borders
||Mac Hamilton, Executive Manager, STAND USA
May 28, 2017
|9:00-9:30||Welcome & Coffee||—|
|9:30-11:00||Activism as an MP
||David Kilgour, Member of Parliament for southwest Edmonton, Alberta (1979-2006)|
|11:00-12:30||STAND’s Policy Recommendations: In-Depth||Andrew Kloiber, Deputy Director of Policy|
|1:30-3:00||STAND Canada Town Hall||Virtual event|
|3:15-4:00||Media Training||Scott Fenwick, Executive Director, STAND Canada|
|4:00-5:30||A Discussion on Refugees in Canada||Arsham Parsi, Executive Director, Iranian Queer Refugee Railroad|
Please note that Lobby Day on Parliament Hill has been postponed. Attendance is not required on Monday. Please stay connected with us via social media or subscribe to our newsletter to hear about our next Lobby Day!
STAND Canada acknowledges that this conference will take place on the unceded and occupied territories of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people.
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and partners for donating to support our event and campaign. STAND Canada is a 100% volunteer-run organization and we are grateful for the support of these organizations and the people who work there. We hope you join us in supporting them too!
Visit one of the 15 coffeeshops and the roastery Bridgehead Coffee has in Ottawa! Or, order fair trade coffee online – they ship to Canada and the USA.
Hosted by STAND Carleton
We’re proud to be offering fair trade coffee grown to support social justice in Guatemala through Café Justicia once again. This coffee is available in BC and in Ontario.