Living Together: Halifax

St. Mary's Boat Club, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Monday, June 6, 2016

Living Together Halifax was an opportunity for people from diverse communities to get to know more about each other, and a space to listen, share and reflect.

Living Together symposia proceedings, from nine events across Canada, will be an integral part of the CRRF’s 2017 sesquicentennial presentation.

The agenda was highly interactive and focused on key questions, including:

Identity and belonging

  • Do you feel Canadian? If so, why? If not, why not?
  • What do you value about living in Canada?
  • What do you hope will change in the future in Canada?
  • If you immigrated to Canada What did you seek in coming to Canada?
  • Did you find it?

Faith and spirituality

  • How do your spiritual beliefs or your faith community support the building of a diverse and inclusive Halifax?

Planning for the future

  • What opportunities do you see for building a more inclusive community?
  • What are some of the ways in which we could be more inclusive of our diverse community over the next 10 years?
  • What are the needs today, and what needs to happen in the next 10 years in Halifax?

Panellists

Tracey Jones-Grant, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, Government Relations & External Affairs, Halifax Regional Municipality

Stephen Law, Conflict Mediator, Emerge International

Catherine Martin, Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University

Lindell Smith, Community Library Assistant, Halifax North Branch Library and Regional Council Candidate, Peninsula North

Ilhem Dedekhani, Community Educator, Multicultural Association of Pictou County