In 2010, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation introduced an annual event to its programs called the Canada Lecture. The idea is to invite accomplished Canadians to raise awareness and understanding of critical issues related to racism and racial discrimination and creating social harmony in our society. The program provides a forum for addressing ways and challenges in confronting and eliminating racism and its manifestations, and serves as a unique medium for sharing views, experiences and visions about Canadian identity and citizenship.
The Canada Lecture is designed to convey the vastness and richness of Canadian culture, and to promote dialogue and action in advancing Canadian diversity and unity.
The 2019 Canada Lecture took place on March 21, 2019, in Halifax, Nova Scotia at Pier 21, as part of the 21st Metropolis Canada Conference, hosted by the Association of Canadian Studies. The 2019 Canada Lecture featured the inspiring entrepreneur and peacekeeping advocate Tareq Hadhad, founder of Peace by Chocolate.
Event video coming soon!
The 2018 Canada Lecture:
"Contemporary Issues in Freedom of Expression."
Delivered by The Honourable Mr. Justice Russell Juriansz of the Ontario Court of Appeal
J140, Jackman Law Building, University of Toronto
Wednesday March 21, 2018. 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Listen to the audio recording of the English translations here!