Point and Counterpoint: Cultural Diversity and the Environment What Water Means to Us

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Date(s) - 03/18/2014
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


Water is vital to life and as Canadians our freshwater reserves are central to our core values. Canada has an incredible seven per cent of the world’s renewable freshwater supply. Indigenous cultures view water as a sacred life source and new immigrants often are coming out of cultures and countries where water quality is compromised or water scarcity is endemic.

Water is central to our existence, our history, livelihood and transportation. Right now, a discussion of water policy is especially timely given that the Province of Ontario is in the midst of developing a Great Lakes Protection Act and an associated implementation strategy.

Featuring water stories by:

  • Lotika Shaunik Paintal, WASH Canada
  • Ranjana Mitra, Community Environment Alliance
  • Jessica Lea Fleming, Independent artist & filmmaker
  • Sheri Longboat, Red Hill Valley Joint Stewardship Board, Wilfred Laurier University

With opening by Pierette Tessier Campbell from the Native Canadian Centre Toronto and facilitation by Karen Sun of the City of Toronto.

You are invited to bring your stories and your ideas to this public talk, networking, and learning event. We aim to come together as a community to expand and discover common understandings of the role of water in all our lives.

The event is free but pre-registration is required by sending an email, specifying this event to rsvp@sustainabilitynetwork.ca