A Memorial Event to Honour the Life of Michael Shenstone

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
(Palladium Room)

Sarah Bowles

November 26, Haiti: Another catastrophe in the making – Luncheon Speaker Series

Haiti is attracting renewed attention by the world’s media, as concerns mount over its converging governance, economic and security crises. How did Haiti get to this point, almost ten years after a catastrophic earthquake in January 2010? Who are the key players and what are their agendas? What scenarios can we envisage over the coming year? Where does Canada fit in that panorama?

October 29, Carbon Tax On Trial – Luncheon Speaker Series

Nathalie is actively engaged in the development of Canadian law and policy. She recently served as pro-bono co-counsel to Canada’s Ecofical Commission at the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, and the United Chiefs and Council of the Mnidoo Mnising at the Ontario Court of Appeal (with Westaway Law), in the constitutional challenges to the federal carbon price.

Youth Unstoppable – Free Screening

Youth Unstoppable takes us inside the rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement. Canadian Slater Jewell-Kemker was 15 when she began documenting the untold stories of youth on the front lines of climate change activism, refusing to let their future slip away. Over more than a decade, set against stunning visuals of a planet in crisis, this award-winning film… Read More »

Sarah Bowles

Cuts to Aid Budget Proposed in Election Campaign

Last week a major political party announced that if it formed the next government, it would cut the foreign aid budget by 25 percent. As a registered charity we are not naming the party in question since under current legislation, the CRA rules provide that “A charity may carry out Public Policy Dialogue and Development Activities that support… Read More »

2019 G78 Annual Policy Conference:

 The focus of Conference 2019 is rising inequality, the pre-eminent threat to economic and social justice, and to democracy, in the 21st century. The conference will aim at deepening our understanding of the international economic forces that propel deepening inequality, particularly global financial markets and neoliberal policies, and will consider international and domestic policies aimed at reversing these trends.

Sarah Bowles

Corporate Coup D’Etat (Screening and Post Screening-Panel /Discussion)

A democracy should protect its citizens, especially the most vulnerable among them, but increasingly the United States is failing to do so. This investigative and persuasive documentary blends the insights of philosophers, authors and journalists with the experiences of citizens of the Rust Belt in the U.S. Midwest, where the steel industry once flourished, but where closures and outsourcing have left urban areas desolate and hopeless. It’s here that Donald Trump finds some of his most fervent supporters, as he’s not considered part of the hated Washington establishment.

Sarah Bowles

Climate Action: Questions for Candidates in the 2019 Federal Election

The Group of 78’s Working Group on Climate Change is working to raise the issue in the upcoming federal election.  The actions include circulating the messages and recommendations from last year’s policy conference to politicians as well as producing short articles or “op-eds” for the media.  The group of 78 invites citizen participation by providing a list of questions… Read More »

To Remember… The Women, Men and Children of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

On August 6th at 6:00 pm, there will be an event at the Friends House (Ottawa Quakers) to remember the victims from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb attack. The activities will start at 6: oo pm with lantern making, at 7:00 pm there will be a program presentation and discussion. At 8: 00 pm, the event will finalize with a walk to Rideau Canal to float lanterns. We give thanks to Murray Thomson and many others who continue to struggle to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

Sarah Bowles


Most peace groups see NATO as a problematic alliance because of its structure, its policies (including especially its nuclear deterrence policy), its history, or the nature of its expansion since the end of the Cold War. However different groups have different perspectives about Canadian participation in NATO. There is no single position agreed by all. The purpose of… Read More »