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 real 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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Youth Program Coordinator, City of Victoria Youth Council

Tahia Ahmed

As a child, Tahia began interpreting the world for her mother as they navigated through unfamiliar places in the way...

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Programming Director, Kwi Awt Stelmexw

Khelsilem Tl’akwasikan

Khelsilem is a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-Kwakwa̱ka'wa̱kw educator, writer, and public speaker on issues of Indigenous languages, cultural identity, and governance. He is...

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Workshops & Events

Strategy Snacks

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Caucus Questions

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HSAA Closing Party

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Live recording of CANADALAND: COMMONS

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UFCW 1518 Kick Off Party

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Workshops

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Schedule
Morning
Afternoon
6:00
Caucus Questions

Start CanRoots off with an evening of conversations. Meet other attendees from across issue areas and sectors as you huddle around one of the following questions: What does it look like to support in implementing UNDRIP? How do we keep labour on the cutting-edge of organizing, particularly in the age of climate change, the continued marginalization of racialized communities, and the rights of Indigenous Peoples? Over the past several years, the environmental movement has focussed on blocking fossil fuel infrastructure from being built. Considering the current context, (how) does that approach need to shift? Location: SFU Harbour Centre Segal Room

8:30
UFCW 1518 Kick Off Party

UFCW 1518 is excited to host a kick off party! Walk over from Caucus Questions to wrap up the first day with other attendees over drinks.

Morning
8:30
Registration and Coffee

Location: Museum of Vancouver and Space Centre

9:00
CanRoots West Keynotes and Workshops

During CanRoots keynotes, you’ll hear inspirational stories from the field and inspiring ideas from thought leaders. CanRoots workshops focus in on four streams and will give you the opportunity to learn new frameworks and think about how they apply to your work. The streams are field organizing, inclusive movement-building, digital campaigning, and campaign strategy & messaging.

Afternoon
6:30
Live recording of CANADALAND: COMMONS

Join Hadiya Roderique, Ryan McMahon, and Ashley Csanady as they host a live recording of their podcast, CANADALAND: COMMONS. Doors at 6:30, event at 7:00 Location: SFU Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema

Morning
9:30
Coffee

Location: Museum of Vancouver and Space Centre

9:30
CanRoots West Keynotes and Workshops

During CanRoots keynotes, you’ll hear inspirational stories from the field and inspiring ideas from thought leaders. CanRoots workshops focus in on four streams and will give you the opportunity to learn new frameworks and think about how they apply to your work. The streams are field organizing, inclusive movement-building, digital campaigning, and campaign strategy & messaging.

Afternoon
5:00
HSAA Closing Party

Health Sciences Association of Alberta hosts our last chance to celebrate our movements’ victories, talk about challenges, and share space with other CanRoots attendees before the conference wraps up.

Tickets
$400.00 Attend and Support

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

$250.00 Medium & Large Organizations*

* more than 5 staff

$150.00 Individuals & Small Organizations*

* 5 staff or fewer

$50.00 Student or Low Income

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