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    Tuesday
    Mar282017

    A System Shift? The Changing World Context and Implications for Canadian Civil Society

    When: March 28, 2:00 - 3:00 pm AST
    Where: online webinar
    Register herehttp://bit.ly/2nerNQU

    In the era of Globalization, increased trade and connections, the world is suddenly contracting. Rising nationalism has left many struggling to hold on to the vestiges of a progressive agenda in the wake of Brexit and the 2016 US election. At the same time, the world is faced with an intensifying refugee and migrant crisis, the threat of climate change and rhetoric undermining civil and human rights. This combination of challenges has led to a sense of confusion and hopelessness about how to respond.

    Are we facing a new global system? What impact will this shift have on Canadian Civil Society?

    Within Canada, the picture is potentially more hopeful. The Trudeau government has committed to a “feminist lens,” the Sustainable Development Goals and a multilateral approach. There has been significant citizen mobilization in response to a variety of issues, including support for refugees and women’s rights. However, without a clear direction and goal, there is a danger of Canadian activism and engagement fizzling out. So, how to reconnect with a sense of hopefulness? What can we, as Canadian Civil Society, do to unify and reorient towards the realization of a progressive agenda and fostering global cooperation?