2019 National Forum: Literacy and Civic Engagement
This important forum will focus on how civic engagement is vital to our everyday lives, as it is the vehicle through which we are able to change and improve the quality of our society. Voting, volunteering, or advocating, provides people with a sense of belonging, social responsibility, and understanding of their communities. Lower literacy skills act as a hindrance to those who wish to participate in their communities. It can impact their understanding of the voting process and make them feel like they do not belong – thereby denying them a voice. This creates a sense of isolation that can negatively affect mental health and overall well-being.
The forum will be held in Winnipeg at the Delta Hotel and webcast live to satellite conferences in cities across Canada:
Edmonton, Halifax, Iqaluit, Montreal, Quebec City, Saskatoon, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Vancouver, Whitehorse, and Winnipeg
Read the discussion paper on Literacy and Civic Engagement.
Moderator: Dave Angus
Vice President, Chamber Relations
Johnston Group Inc.
Student and volunteer, Boys and Girls Club and National Youth Council
Director of Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement
President and CEO
Former editor-in-chief of the Edmonton Journal and the Winnipeg Free Press
Foundation Paroles de Femmes