Reasserting the public good in a corporatized world

Event date: 
11 Apr 2014 - 7:00pm to 13 Apr 2014 - 5:00pm


Keynote speaker, Vandana Shiva, one of the world's most high profile activists, researchers and writers, has spoken to sold out audiences around the world to build a global movement to preserve the global commons of food, water and public services.

Speakers include: 

  • Martha Friendly, Childcare Resource and Resource Unit
  • Dr. Alex Himelfarb, Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, at York University
  • Erika Shaker, Education Director at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Dana Blackwell, Albertans for Food Safety
  • Cameron Fenton, Canadian Youth Climate Coalition
  • Michael McBane, Canadian Health Coalition
  • Wayne Peters, Canadian Association of University Teachers

As corporations push to increase their control over our public services and the political process, this action oriented conference gives organizational leaders and key advocates from across Alberta a chance to come together to learn and strategize actions to assert the public good.


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Alberta Early Years Conference 2014

Event date: 
6 Oct 2014 - 12:00am to 7 Oct 2014 - 12:00am

The Alberta Early Years Conference is a biennial event that focuses on new understandings and approaches to early child development and the advancement of early education practices and policies. The latest ideas are presented in support of early child development in the areas of identification, intervention, program development, policy research, personal experiences, and case study research.

Our conference participants include practitioners, advocates, parents, administrators, researchers, and policy makers from all areas of western Canada. The majority of our attendees are from Alberta but the other western provinces, as well as the Northwest Territories, are also well represented.