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P4P-The Power of New Forms of Democratic Engagement

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Ontario, Canada
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As preparation for the job ahead PLAN Institute and its partners are presenting this four-part webinar series to learn from four Canadians with expertise and experience in system change.

 

Goals of Learning Series:

  • To learn from other successful movements
  • To strengthen the social, political, economic and cultural power of the Canadian disability movement
  • To clarify the role of parents, families, service providers, funders and other allies in supporting disability leadership
  • To secure a Canadian Disability Benefit that is meaningful, inclusive and ends disability poverty

The Power of New Forms of Democratic Engagement 

Western democracies and their institutions are struggling to sustain the energy and confidence of their citizens and face the very real threat of growing “polarization, populism, and pessimism.” Renewing this confidence — ‘democracy’s second act’ — requires imagining an expanded role for citizens beyond the ballot box or traditional advisory committees. An expanded role that affords significantly more people the opportunity to exercise public judgement and represent the needs and interests of others. Particularly disabled people. Peter MacLeod is a pioneer in citizen assemblies and other proven and innovative approaches to democracy that have emerged around the world. He will talk about his decade-long effort to carve out new ways for thousands of Canadians to advise and work with government and why he believes representative democracy can and must be renewed.

To register, click here.

 

Click on topics below for descriptions of future series conversations and registration details.

* Please see registration links below. Please register for each session individually. We strongly encourage you to commit to all four sessions.

  • Registration is free. 
  • Each session will last for 90 minutes except for the final session which will be 2 hours.
  • Accessible Communication and French -English translation.
  • English live caps, ASL and LSQ interpretation, and plain language availability.
Name: P4P-The Power of New Forms of Democratic Engagement
Price: Free
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Ontario, Canada
Date: Thursday November 5, 2020 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Categories: Community Event