Embracing our Moment

November 16-18
Vancouver, Canada
Every year, political, grassroots and labour organizers from across the country meet at CanRoots to learn from each other's victories, to skill up and to get ready to make change in the year ahead. The stakes haven't been higher, and together we've never been more powerful.
Conference

November 17-18

Space Centre & Museum of Vancouver

1100 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC

Evening programming

November 16

Harbour Center

Simon Fraser University
515 W Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC

November 17

Goldcorp Center for the Arts

Simon Fraser University
149 W Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC

The event organizers would like to acknowledge that this event is being held on unceded Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh Territories.

Speakers
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Chinatown Action Group & Chinatown Concern Group

Beverly Ho and Nat Lowe are organizers with Chinatown Action Group (CAG). Mrs. Kong and Mrs. Ma are residents and...

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Founder + CEO, vote.org

Debra Cleaver

Keynote: Ask an American - Why is Trump President? How we'll Fix all this and you can Learn from our Giant...

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Resilience in the Face of White Supremacy

Amal Rana, Boma Brown, and K. Ho come together to share their work with communities of colour that continue to...

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Schedule
Morning
Afternoon
6:00
Caucus Questions +
8:30
UFCW 1518 Kick Off Party +
Morning
8:30
Registration and Coffee +
9:00
CanRoots Opening Plenary
10:00
Steal the Best Digital Tactics from Political Campaigns +
10:00
Winning a Fair Contract at River Rock Casino +
10:00
Tsleil-Waututh Sacred Trust Initiative Digital Campaign +
Afternoon
12:30
Strategy Snacks: Free Coaching from Campaign Experts +
12:45
Can I Count on You to Vote? How 22 Conservation Non-Profits Stopped Worrying and Became Kick-Ass Election Organizers +
12:45
How Does Racism and Colonialism Show Up in Organizations? Part One +
2:15
How Does Racism and Colonialism Show Up in Organizations? Part Two +
2:15
Working with Friendly Governments +
2:15
Email Is D̷e̷a̷d̷ Dying: Future Proofing Your Campaign/Org With SMS +
3:45
Keynote: Resilience in the Face of White Supremacy +
6:30
Live recording of CANADALAND: COMMONS +
Morning
9:00
Coffee +
9:30
Keynote: Debra Cleaver, vote.org +
11:15
Shifting Narratives for Canada's Future +
11:15
#elxn17: Learnings from the BC Provincial Election +
11:15
Intersectional Disability Justice +
Afternoon
2:00
Organizing the Organized for a Stronger Union: The HSA Workload Campaign Case Study +
2:00
Organizing to Influence Public Consultations +
2:00
Beyond Territorial Acknowledgements +
3:45
Keynote: Fists in the Air, Ears to the Ground: Organizing for Social and Economic Justice in Vancouver Chinatown +
5:00
HSAA Closing Party +
Tickets
$400.00 Attend and Support

Pay for your ticket, and help subsidize someone else's.

$250.00 Full Conference - Medium & Large Organizations

More than 5 staff

$150.00 Full Conference - Individuals & Small Organizations

For individuals paying their own way, or small organizations (~5 staff or fewer) sending their staff or volunteers

$90.00 Saturday Only

For individuals paying their own way, or organizations sending their staff or volunteers

$90.00 Friday Only

For individuals paying their own way, or organizations sending their staff or volunteers

$50.00 Full Conference - Student or Low Income

For students or low income individuals paying their own way

$30.00 Friday Only - Student or Low Income

For students or low income individuals paying their own way

$30.00 Saturday Only - Student or Low Income

For students or low income individuals paying their own way

We strive to make this event accessible and we leave it up to you to decide what is fair, based on your personal circumstances. If you cannot pay any of these fees and would like to attend CanRoots, please contact us (before registering) to discuss scholarship options. No one will be turned away from CanRoots for lack of funds.

Thank you to our sponsors