Toward equitable and sustainable communities
Archived webcast (October 17, 2016)
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The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson
Former Governor General, co-founder of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship
The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson came to Canada from Hong Kong as a refugee in 1942 and made the astonishing journey from a penniless child refugee to accomplished broadcaster and distinguished public servant in a multi-faceted lifetime. She is the bestselling author of the 2014 CBC Massey Lectures Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship, Room for All of Us: Surprising Stories of Loss and Transformation, Heart Matters: A Memoir, and a biography of Dr. Norman Bethune, the Canadian hero of the Chinese people. In 2005, she co-founded the Institute for Canadian Citizenship with her husband John Ralston Saul to help new citizens in Canada integrate into Canadian life. The ICC recently launched the inaugural 6 Degrees initiative – a “citizen space” focused on inclusion and citizenship, which took place in Toronto September 19-21, 2016.
Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University
Mary Jo Leddy
Founder, Romero House
Professor at the School of Social Work, York University and former Director of York’s Centre for Refugee Studies
Co-director, FCJ Refugee Centre and President, Canadian Council for Refugees
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