OUR EVENTS

Below you’ll find a complete list of events either hosted or supported by the NCRB of the UNA Canada. Please check frequently as new events are always emerging.

September 27, 2018
  • MEETING THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE: Accelerating the Transition to a Post-Carbon World - EVENT FILM SCREENING Group of 78

    September 27, 2018 @ 18:45 pm - 19:45 pm
    Cartier Place Suite Hotel 180 Cooper St, Ottawa ON K2P 2L5, Canada

    https://group78.org/event/conference-getting-to-nuclear-zero-arriver-au-zero-nucleaire-2/

    THURSDAY, Sept 27, 2018 evening – $10.00 tickets at the door

    6:45 p.m.

    Film Screening: Anote’s Ark (2017), at Mayfair Theatre, co-presentation with One World Arts and the One World Film Festival

    http://www.anotesark.com/

    Panel & Discussion to follow

     

September 28, 2018
  • Branch Annual General Meeting September 28 5pm ; keynote speaker 6pm ;

    September 28, 2018 @ 17:00 pm - 18:00 pm
    Cartier Place Suite Hotel 180 Cooper St, Ottawa ON K2P 2L5, Canada

    NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    Friday, September 28, 2018 Cartier Place Hotel, 180 Cooper St., Ottawa

    5:00-6:00 p.m.​Annual General Meeting (for members of the Branch) 6:00 p.m.​​Keynote Address* hosted by the Group of 78 (open to the public)

    Meeting the Climate Challenge: Accelerating the Transition to a Post-Carbon World

    • Please note that one can register to attend the keynote address on Friday evening for just $10.00 for coffee and the presentation, or at a higher rate for a full dinner (see enclosure). No registration is needed for the Annual General Meeting at 5:00.

    Dear friends of the United Nations Association in Canada,

    Following our Annual General Meeting, the special presentation noted above is open to the public, and we encourage you to bring colleagues, friends and family or invite them come on their own, if you are unable to join us.

    ​As our world faces increasingly unpredictable climate catastrophes, what can be done to alleviate, and potentially prevent, the increasing challenges to our environment and its future? The Group of 78’s Annual Policy Conference will tackle the various issues surrounding climate change from a global perspective, with a particular focus on the current Canadian action plan and aim to promote change in government policy. ​ ​Further information is enclosed about the Conference and the options for registration. We hope to see you at this thought provoking event!

    Yours Sincerely, Share Roberts, President - National Capital Region Branch, United Nations Association in Canada CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

    The Nominations Committee is interested in the names of individuals wishing to stand for election at our Annual General Meeting for positions on the Executive Committee. The executive positions include President, Past President, Vice President(s), Secretary, Treasurer, and up to seven Members-at-Large. Each nomination should be submitted to the Nominations Committee by any two Branch members in good standing (i.e. on the records of the national office as having paid their annual dues) prior to the Annual General Meeting. Further nominations by any two members in good standing may also be presented at the Annual General Meeting, subject to the condition that nominees should be present at the Annual General Meeting or provide a dated and signed statement of their willingness to stand for election. Nominators should be prepared to speak about why they believe their nominee is a good candidate. Nominees themselves should talk with a member of Nominations Committee prior to the Meeting.
    To make a nomination or to convey interest in being nominated, please contact Shane Roberts at roberts@storm.ca; if you do not have e-mail, you can phone and leave a message at 819-665-7621.

    Note: Members in good standing as of ten days prior to the Annual Meeting are entitled to vote in the elections for the Executive Committee.

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

    You do not have to be on the Executive Committee to contribute. There are many ways to contribute to the organization - large and small activities at different times of the year, and with varying degrees of responsibility. We are looking for volunteers to help us in six core areas of activity: • “Research and Reporting” on the UN system and its activities globally; • Organizing “Events” (on our own and in concert with like-minded groups) and liaison about the activities of other groups in the community; • Working with “Schools” and other educational entities; • “Communications” to publish a semi-annual newsletter, produce a more frequent series of e-bulletins, maintain our web-site, and cultivate the mass media; • “Fund-raising” on a modest level; and, • “Administration” including mailings and other periodic but essential tasks.

    For more information on these core areas of activity, contact us at ncrb.unac@gmail.com or in person at the upcoming Annual General Meeting.

     

  • FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 evening 6:00 p.m. Dinner & Keynote Address: Meeting our Sustainable Development Goals: Whats Love Got To DO With IT? Indigenous Acknowledgement: Elder Verna Macgregor, Algonquin Nation Moderator: Roy Culpeper, Chair, Group of 78 Keynote speaker: Joanna Kerr – Executive director, Greenpeace Canada

    September 28, 2018 @ 18:00 pm - 20:00 pm
    Cartier Place Suite Hotel 180 Cooper St, Ottawa ON K2P 2L5, Canada

    FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 evening

    6:00 p.m. Dinner & Keynote Address: Meeting our Sustainable Development Goals: Whats Love Got To DO With IT?

    Indigenous Acknowledgement: Elder Verna Macgregor, Algonquin Nation

    Moderator: Roy Culpeper, Chair, Group of 78

    Keynote speaker: Joanna Kerr – Executive director, Greenpeace Canada

    https://group78.org/event/conference-getting-to-nuclear-zero-arriver-au-zero-nucleaire-2/

     

September 29, 2018
  • MEETING THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE: Accelerating the Transition to a Post-Carbon World - POLICY CONFERENCE

    September 29, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 20:30 pm
    Cartier Place Suite Hotel 180 Cooper St, Ottawa ON K2P 2L5, Canada

    Group of 78 Annual Policy Conference Cartier Place Suite Hotel, Ottawa, September 28-29, 2018 MEETING THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE: Accelerating the Transition to a Post-Carbon World

    Agenda:

    SATURDAY, Sept 29, 2018 day

    8:30 a.m. Panel 1: Magnitude of the Problem, A Comprehensive Approach Needed

    Moderator: Manfred Bienefeld, Vice Chair, Group of 78

    Speaker 1: Rohinton P. Medhora – President, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

    Speaker 2: Prof. Gordon McBean – President, International Council for Science; Co-chair, Governing Council, Future Earth

    11:00 a.m. Panel 2: The Trudeau Government’s Policies in a Global Perspective

    Moderator: Susan Tanner, Board Director, Group of 78, & Chair, Conference Planning Committee

    Speaker 1: Tzeporah Berman – Author, environmental campaigner, and Adjunct Professor, York University Environmental Studies

    Speaker 2: Scott Vaughan, CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

    12:30 p.m.

    Lunch & Speaker: Serious About Climate Resilience? Empower Gender Equity Tracy Mann, Climate Wise Women

    2:00 p.m. Panel 3: Getting from Here to There – Inspiring initiatives – Mobilizing People

    Moderator: Andrea Harden, Climate Campaigner, Council of Canadians

    Speakers: 1: Martin Settle, Co-Executive Director, USC Canada – Actions on Global Agriculture

    2 : Karine Peloffy, Avocate conseil, Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement – Climate Lens on Environmental Assessment

    3: Val Courtois, ED, – Indigenous Leadership Initiative on Indigenous Stewardship

    4: Dr. Curtis Lavoie, CPHA, – Climate Change Impacts on Public Health

    4:00 p.m. Conference Conclusion and Closing Remarks: Roy Culpeper & Susan Tanner

    Group of 78 Annual Meeting to follow immediately

    7:30 p.m. Evening: Music & Dancing with – Three Times Lucky

     

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  • International Day of Charity 5 September
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  • International Literacy Day 8 September
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  • World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) - 10 September
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  • International Day for South-South Cooperation 12 September
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  • International Day of Democracy 15 September
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  • MEETING THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE: Accelerating the Transition to a Post-Carbon World - EVENT FILM SCREENING Group of 78
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  • Branch Annual General Meeting September 28 5pm ; keynote speaker 6pm ;
  • FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 evening 6:00 p.m. Dinner & Keynote Address: Meeting our Sustainable Development Goals: Whats Love Got To DO With IT? Indigenous Acknowledgement: Elder Verna Macgregor, Algonquin Nation Moderator: Roy Culpeper, Chair, Group of 78 Keynote speaker: Joanna Kerr – Executive director, Greenpeace Canada
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  • MEETING THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE: Accelerating the Transition to a Post-Carbon World - POLICY CONFERENCE
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