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FC150 Millennial Summit

We're convening 75 Delegates from across Canada to reflect on the role of faith in common life and pluralism on the eve of Canada's 150th anniversary.

When
June 28‐30, 2017
Where
Ottawa
Cost
$79 Early Bird Rate

Do you ever find yourself wondering if faith can truly be public? Do you ask how it is possible to live within a specific faith tradition yet move towards a genuine culture of pluralism in Canada? If so, you should consider attending the Faith in Canada 150 Millennial Summit.

The Faith in Canada 150 Millennial Summit is the culmination of a series of regional gatherings held over the last year with dynamic Canadian leaders born approximately between 1980 and 2000. The Summit’s purpose is to bring together 75 Canadians of differing faith convictions in Canada’s capital city on the eve of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Together, millennials from across the country will address pressing questions related to the place of faith in public life, the true nature of pluralism, and the meaning of religious freedom.

Summit Agenda

  •   Wednesday, June 28th
    3:00 – 5:00pm
    Guest Arrival/Check-In
    6:00 – 7:00pm
    Welcome Reception hosted by Cardus 
  •   Thursday, June 29th
  •   Friday, June 30th
  •   FAQs

Delegates will attend six seminar-style sessions over a two-day period. Each session will be devoted to addressing a critical question regarding faith and pluralism within a Canadian context. A member of the Cabinet of Canadians will chair each conversation-style seminar. Over the course of the Summit, delegates will also attend two receptions with formal leaders of faith and other prominent Canadians whose personal faith convictions inform their day-to-day leadership roles in Canada.  

Delegates are required to fill out an application and provide one reference before being considered for a spot at the Summit. Replies concerning acceptance will be issued within two weeks of receiving an application. Those who receive letters of acceptance will be required to accept their invitations formally (instructions will be provided via email) and to submit the early bird registration fee of $79.00.

This registration fee covers the cost of the Summit’s proceedings and meals for its duration. Hotel and accommodation will be the responsibility of each delegate. A special hotel rate is available for all summit delegates whose application to attend has been accepted before April 28. Details will be provided upon acceptance.

It is our hope that Canada’s next generation of faithful leaders moves beyond tolerance to a more vibrant and involved expression of living peaceably in diversity. Canada’s 150th anniversary provides the perfect opportunity for those who will shape Canada’s next 150 years to gather together and contribute to the increasingly important conversation about public expressions of faith in a country portrayed as becoming increasingly secular.

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For more information, please contact Hannah Marazzi at millennials@faithincanada150.ca

Advisory Board

Hannah Marazzi

Raised in British Columbia, Hannah currently resides in Ottawa, working in the fields of human rights and communications. She is an active part of her community and a passionate advocate for the empowerment and education of the next generation. 

Hannah Marazzi

Project Lead
Ray Sawatsky

Ray Sawatsky is an advisor for the FC150 Millennials Conference, and CEO of the Global Aid Network (GAiN) Canada.

Ray Sawatsky

Advisory Member
Greg Pennoyer

Greg Pennoyer is the director of Faith in Canada 150.

Greg Pennoyer

Director, FC150
Mohamed Huque

Executive Director of the Edmonton-based Islamic Family & Social Services Association (IFSSA), and past President of The Tessellate Institute. Contributing Editor of Literary Review of Canada​.

Mohamed is also an advisor for The Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing.

Mohamed Huque

Advisory Member
Ariella Kimmel

Senior Manager, Partnerships at the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).  CIJA is an official partner of this project.

Ariella Kimmel

Advisory Member
Daniel Bezalel Richardsen

He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Foment, the literary journal of the Ottawa International Writers Festival, Canada's largest independent literary celebration.

Daniel is also an advisor for The Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing.

Daniel Bezalel Richardsen

Advisory Member
Duncan Field

Duncan is a writer and researcher with a passion for child and youth work. His experience with Kerr Street Mission and The Meeting House have led him to pursue a career in charity and ministry. Duncan has worked as a writer and editor in a variety of settings, including fiction, legal academia, and creative non-fiction.

Duncan is the Manager, Research and Executive Projects at the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, and official partner of this project.

Duncan Field

Advisory Member
Mozynah Nofal

Academic Manager at The Canadian Bureau for International Education.  

Mozynah Nofal

Advisory Member
Victor Singh

Victor has a background in education, social work, and law enforcement. He has experience working with indigenous and various visible minority youth groups. He is currently completing his BA in Education at the University of Alberta while working in law enforcement and actively volunteering in his community with disadvantaged youth.

Victor Singh

Advisory Member
Laura Friedmann

Laura is passionate about the arts and media and using it for social change at all levels, but especially at the grassroots. With over 15 years of industry experience, she has a wide range of multi-media skills, with a focus on photography and film and video production. As a producer, she has led numerous creative projects, and managed both small and large-scale events. The majority of her media projects involve not-for-profit initiatives, including youth empowerment programs, interfaith efforts, and other initiatives aimed at using various avenues of media to help educate and deliver effective and compelling content to audiences. Laura currently lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two children.

Laura Friedmann

Advisory Member
Jessica Bolduc

Jessica is the Executive Director of the 4Rs Youth Movement, a collaboration of fourteen national organizations who are working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people who are coming together to cultivate understanding and action in support of a reconciled future. Jessica is Anishinaabe-French from Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Batchewana First Nation, and has lived in Northern Ontario her whole life. 

Jessica Bolduc

Advisory Member
Nate Petersen

Nate is a world traveler who is interested in the effects of pilgrimage on culture. Through hitchhiking and backpacking, he has found a passion for nature and minimalism. His experience working with Somali refugees in Kenya, peacemakers in Colombia, and anti-human traffickers in Cambodia have developed his appreciation for marginalized communities that find wisdom through struggle.

Nate Petersen

Advisory Member

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