Couchiching Conversations

Past Conversations

Aug 20

Supporting Youth in Ontario: Insights from Research, Funding and Grassroots Youth-serving Organizations

REGISTER HERE! About this Event The youth sector in Ontario is characterized by innovation and a widespread commitment to diverse social engagement projects. Across the province, youth (ages 12-25) initiate positive change in their communities and find new ways to address the issues that matter to them. While some youth organize to provide grassroots programming, […]

Starts: August 20, 2015 @ 6:30pmEnds: August 20, 2015 @ 8:30pmAddress: 288 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

Jun 25

Carding: Accountability and Transparency of Policing in Ontario

REGISTER HERE! About the event Policing in Ontario is under the microscope and the Mayor’s recent announcement denouncing the practice could not have come at a more critical time. Pressure culminating from both community activists and prominent politicians has resulted in both the Toronto Police Services Board and, most recently, the Ministry of Community Safety […]

Starts: June 25, 2015 @ 6:30pmEnds: June 25, 2015 @ 8:30pmAddress: The Toronto Baha’i Centre
288 Bloor St West
Toronto, M5S 1V8

May 07

The Future of Energy in a Carbon Constrained World

REGISTER HERE! Tickets are free. Limited seating is available. Please check in with security to access the 63rd floor. About the event Energy is an essential part of modern day life. Yet in many ways it is taken for granted. Many people do not understand the various current sources of energy, the economic and social […]

Starts: May 07, 2015 @ 6:00pmEnds: May 07, 2015 @ 8:00pmAddress: Offices of Osler Hoskin, 63rd floor, First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON

Apr 27

Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

A Toronto Public Library Event with Mona Eltahawy In Partnership with Couchiching Conversations Register today on the Toronto Public Library website Tickets are free. Limited seating is available. About the event Join Mona Eltahawy, Egyptian-American activist and journalist, as she reads from her book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. […]

Starts: April 27, 2015 @ 7:00pmEnds: April 27, 2015 @ 8:30pmAddress: North York Central Library Concourse
5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 5N9

Apr 01

Book(re)marks: John Ralston Saul and The Comeback of Aboriginal Peoples

Don’t miss the inaugural event in Book(re)marks, a free public event series featuring non-fiction authors whose works are of social, political, or cultural importance. Canadian author and essayist John Ralston Saul will be discussing his latest book, The Comeback, with interviewer Pamela Palmater. This is a FREE event. Doors open at 6:45pm. Book(re)marks is held […]

Starts: April 01, 2015 @ 7:00pmEnds: April 01, 2015 @ 9:00pmAddress: Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St.
Toronto, ON M6G 2L8

Mar 19

Modern Judiasm: What Have We Learned? What Can We Pass On?

About the event Beth Torah was one of the first synagogues in Toronto, established over 50 years ago. As time has passed, Judaism has, naturally, evolved. Perhaps there has been a change in thinking about what it means to be Jewish, or there has been a shift in how Jewish people view their traditions. Either […]

Starts: March 19, 2015 @ 6:00pmEnds: March 19, 2015 @ 8:00pmAddress: Friend’s House
60 Lowther Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 1C7

Feb 26

Reflections on Youth Participation in Society: Stepping Up for the Next Generation

About the event The transition from adolescence into adulthood for youth in Ontario today is more complex than in previous generations. Rapidly changing social and family dynamics combined with an evolving labour market pose an added challenge to a generation looking to contribute to the future of Canada. Who are the youth of Ontario? How […]

Starts: February 26, 2015 @ 6:30pmEnds: February 26, 2015 @ 8:30pmAddress: Toronto Bahá’í Centre
288 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M5S 1V8

Jul 03

Envisioning Toronto: An Independent City

A Conversation with Alan Broadbent Toronto, the biggest city in Canada, is a cultural mosaic, the country’s financial hub, and has an ever-growing population and a plethora of jobs. Toronto is a powerhouse. Yet the city is stifled under layers of governance, both federal and provincial, which makes one wonder, “Who really holds the power […]

Starts: July 03, 2014 @ 6:00pmEnds: July 03, 2014 @ 8:00pmAddress: Toronto Bahá’i Centre
288 Bloor St. West
Toronto Ontario
M5S 1V8

May 29

Islam and Social Change in Canada: A conversation with Sheikh Alaa Elsayed (Toronto)

Youth who actively seek positive social change use a variety of methods to promote a just, inclusive, and diverse society. For some, religion and spirituality inform the values and ethical framework that inspire such commitment. However, there has been a decreasing sense of optimism towards religion’s ability to promote an inclusive and progressive society. Conversations […]

Starts: May 29, 2014 @ 6:00pmEnds: May 29, 2014 @ 8:30pmAddress: University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga L5L 1C6

Apr 03

Muslim Canada and Media Representation: What’s the Relationship? (Toronto)

A recent Angus Reid poll conducted in September 2013 shows that the public’s view of Islam has deteriorated in the past four years: 53 percent of Canadians outside of Quebec have an unfavorable view of Islam, up from 46 percent in 2009. In Quebec, 69 percent of people have the same unfavorable views. What is […]

Starts: April 03, 2014 @ 6:00pmEnds: April 03, 2014 @ 9:00pmAddress: 37 Bulwer Street, Toronto, ON