In 2017 we established a national network of next-generation leaders across all faith communities.
Our hope for Canada's next generation is that the faithful leaders of tomorrow will move beyond tolerance to a more vibrant expression of living together in diversity. Canada's 150th anniversary provided a perfect opportunity to gather those who will take part in shaping the next 150 years.
The Millennial Summit
Check out our Millennial Legacy Book for interviews with the delegates of our 2017 Millennial Summit.
We spent most of 2016 working with community partners to form a Millennial Network of faithful young leaders that stretched from coast to coast. In 2017, we decided to bring the conversations we had been having across the nation to the nation's capital.
The Faith in Canada 150 Millennial Summit, held June 28-30 in Ottawa, was the culmination of a series of regional gatherings held over the last year with 75 dynamic Canadian leaders born approximately between 1980 and 2000. Conversations about religious freedom, how to live together in difference, and how to live our respective faiths publicly brought refreshed understanding and hope as we cast vision about the future of Canada.
At the Summit's conclusion, an open letter entitled "Dear Canada" was presented and affirmed, with delegates resolving to carry on the work of multi faith dialogue beyond the Summit's conclusion.
For an event recap, be sure to watch the video playlist below highlighting the themes of the event, and view some event photos at the bottom of this page.
Join the Network
This network of dynamic young leaders does not end when the sesquicentennial events are over, and is not restricted to those who attended the Summit. We anticipate the continuation of these culture-shaping conversations in the years to come. We're always expanding the network and we want to hear from you. Please connect us to your community or share your story by emailing Hannah Marazzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2017, the team consisted of Hannah Marazzi as Project Lead, Greg Pennoyer as Director of Faith in Canada 150, and advisory members included Ray Sawatsky, Mohamed Huque, Ariella Kimmel, Daniel Bezalel Richardsen, Duncan Field, Mozynah Nofal, Victor Singh, Laura Friedmann, Jessica Bolduc, and Nate Petersen.
Millennial Summit Photo Recap:
June 28: The 75 Delegates from across Canada arrive in Ottawa
June 29: The Millennial Summit holds its first sessions at the Global Centre for Pluralism.
Photo by Asad Chishti of Chairs and Tables
June 29: The Millennial Summit delegates gather at the University of Ottawa for an evening reception.
June 30: The Millennial Summit concludes its sessions at Cardus' Ottawa office.