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    Social Movements That Shaped Our Lives

Social Movements That Shaped Our Lives

10 Movements. 21 Voices. Infinite Lives Changed









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The Canadian History of Social ChangeThe Canadian History of Social Change

Social movements that shaped our lives

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In Convo with Tom Axworthy

October 27, 2015Former senior policy advisor and principal secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Tom Axworthy shares the story of the Charter of Rights – why it impassioned Trudeau so deeply, the fight to achieve consensus and ratification and the compromises along the way.  

In Convo with Clayton Ruby

October 26, 2015Having dedicated his career to defending the accused and upholding human rights, Clayton Ruby talks about the Charter of Rights and it how it has impacted his practice of constitutional and criminal law and civil rights.  

In Convo with Nancy Neamtan

October 26, 2015CEO of the Chantier de l’economie sociale (Task Force on the Social Economy) and a long-time activist in the nonprofit sector, Nancy Neamtan defines the “Social Economy” and explains its unique and longstanding history in Quebec.  

In Convo with Joel Solomon

October 25, 2015Chairman of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest social venture capital fund and board chair of learning centre Hollyhock, Joel Solomon shares his life story, one that led him from Tennessee to B.C. and a dedication to investing in social change.  

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