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Note: Some events require pre-registration. Please contact the host organization directly (by clicking the link provided) to learn more about attending.

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Upcoming Events for Winter 2019

Indspire: Soaring Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering, Calgary, AB
February 21, 2019
(Registration limited)

ABM Indigenous Prairies, Regina, SK
February 26-27, 2019
(registration available) (English only)

Equay-Wuk Gathering 2019, Sioux Lookout, ON
March 5-7, 2019
(registration available) (English only)

Launch Event with the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Democracy, Ottawa, ON
March 20, 2019

Upcoming Events for Spring 2019

Indigenous Knowledge Conference, Calgary, AB
March 27-28
(registration available) (English only)

CICan 2019 Conference – Colleges and Institutes Canada, Niagara Falls, ON
May 5–7, 2019
(registration required)

Aboriginal Business Match West, Penticton, BC
May 13–15, 2019
(registration required)

ABM Indigenous West, Penticton, BC
May 13-15, 2019
(registration available) (English only)

Manito Ahbee, Winnipeg, MB
May 15-19, 2019 (TBC)

2019 Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vancouver, BC
May 31-June 3, 2019
(registration available)

Indigenous Arts Festival, Toronto, ON
June 21-23, 2019
(registration available) (English only)

Upcoming Events for Summer 2019

AFN Annual General Assembly
July 2019

ABM Indigenous East, Toronto, ON
August 27-28, 2019
(registration available) (English only)

Upcoming Events for Fall 2019

ABM Indigenous Lower Mainland, Langley, BC
November 19-20, 2019
(registration available) (English only)

Past Events – 2018-2019

AFN Directors of Education Forum, Halifax NS
February 12-14, 2019
(registration available)

Springtide Workshop, Halifax, NS
February 9, 2019
(registration closed) 

Ontario Library Association Super Conference Expo 2019 (TBC), Toronto, ON,
January 31–February 1, 2019
(registration required)

Democracy Xchange — Toronto, ON, January 25–27 , 2019  

"4th Annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights" Kiosk – Winnipeg, MB, December 3 (registration available) (English only)

9th Annual Policy Forum on Inclusion Kiosk – Ottawa, ON, December 3 (registration available) (English only, with bilingual presentations)

2018 Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference – Richmond, BC, November 7–8 (registration available)

Aboriginal Business Match Lower Mainland – Langley, BC, October 22-24 (registration required)

Brain Injury Canada National Conference Kiosk – Ottawa, ON, October 18 & 19 (registration available)

CICan 2018 Indigenous Education Symposium – Wendake, QC, October 14–16 (registration available)

United Way Winnipeg Vote PopUp Training Workshop – Winnipeg, MB, October 3–4, 2018 (TBC)

‘AFOA Canada 19th National Conference’ Kiosk – Ottawa, ON, October 2–4, 2018 (registration required)

‘National Indigenous Cultural Expo’ (NICE) Workshop & Kiosk — Peguis First Nation — – Edmonton, AB, September 28–30 (admission available)

Aboriginal Business Match Alberta – Enoch Cree Nation, AB, September 24-26 (registration required)

Workshop with ilinniapaa Skills Development Centre (iSDC) – Iqaluit, NV, September 20-21 (registration available)

Panel with the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC) — Montreal, QC, September 20, 2018

Nunavut Trade Show & Conference Kiosk – Iqaluit, NV, September 18-20 (registration available)

Native Women's Association of Canada's Annual General Assembly Kiosk – Ottawa, ON, September 7-9 (registration available)

Aboriginal Business Match East – Sudbury, ON, August 27–29 (registration required)

Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly – Vancouver, BC, July 24–26 (registration available)

Cophan (La Confédération des organismes de personnes handicapées du Québec) Annual General Meeting – Montréal, June 18 (French-only event)

People in Motion Show – Toronto, June 15-16

Doors Open Ottawa – Ottawa, June 2

Social Science and Humanities Research Council Congress – Regina, May 29 – June 2

Forum sur la diversité, l'accessibilité et l'inclusion – Ottawa, May 30-31 (French-only event)

Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference – Regina, May 27-29

Campaign School for Women: Leaders in Action – Halifax, May 25-27

Manito Ahbee Festival – Winnipeg, May 18-20

Aboriginal Business Match – Penticton, May 7-8

Special Olympics Ontario – Timmins, May 6

Boys and Girls Club of Canada 2018 National Conference – Charlottetown, May 3

Toronto Public Library Workshop Presentation – Toronto, May 2

OCAD University - Disability, Technology and Inclusion Workshop – Toronto, April 28

Indspire Soaring Youth Conference – Winnipeg March 22-23

Barrier-Free: Manitoba Workshop, Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities – Winnipeg, March 21

Springtide Workshop: Engaging the Disengaged – Halifax, March 14

Springtide Workshop: Engaging the Disengaged – Charlottetown, March 12

Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy Conference – University of Ottawa, Ottawa, March 2

Equay-wuk Gathering, Sioux Lookout – March 1

Apathy is Boring Workshop, National Retreat – Mont-Tremblant, Feb. 23-26

Coming Up Together Conference – Ottawa, Feb 20-22

Disability, Technology and Inclusion Workshop – Ottawa, Feb. 20-21

2017 Events

Indigenous Knowledge Conference, Thunder Bay, November 15-16, 2017

Democracy Xchange, Toronto, November 18, 2017

Health & Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities, Toronto, November 29-30, 2017

National Gathering for Indigenous Education, Montreal, November 29, 2017 – December 1, 2017

Disability, Technology, Inclusion Symposium, Ottawa (Carleton University), December 8-10, 2017

Past Events

In March 2017, Elections Canada was in Saskatoon and Thunder Bay to learn more about the needs of Indigenous electors.

In 2014, to better inform youth aged 18–24 on where, when and how to vote in the 2015 federal general election, Elections Canada hosted a series of civic engagement workshops across the country. The workshops were held in 10 cities from April to October 2014 and made use of "training the trainers" techniques. Representatives from youth-serving organizations and youth leaders learned more about the latest research on voting and civic engagement and were given tools and information to mobilize young voters and prepare them to exercise their right to vote.

Inspire Democracy Workshop Series – Final Report

Highlights Report
Halifax April 28–29, 2014
Toronto May 15–16, 2014
Ottawa May 26–27, 2014
Vancouver May 29–30, 2014
Winnipeg June 4–5, 2014
Edmonton June 17–18, 2014
Québec September 18–19, 2014
Montréal September 25–26, 2014
Moncton October 2–3, 2014
Calgary October 23–24, 2014