A goal of the Douglas Coldwell Layton Foundation for Social Democracy is to inspire a new generation of progressive Canadians about the legacies of our founders and the history of social democracy in Canada. The DCL Lecture Series taking place in 6 major universities across Canada features exciting leaders in Canadian social democratic thought and organizing. These lecture events are open to students, university staff and faculty, DCLF members and supporters, and invited guests.

Each lecture and reception event will be co-hosted by a university and feature guest speakers from across the country and around the world to talk on the theme of social democracy and its relevance for today - specific topics will vary at each event. 

We are thrilled to have established an annual nationwide lecture series that focuses on advancing social democracy today. We need thought provoking discussions and fresh ideas that prioritize the majority of people's needs rather than the elite and well connected. Please join us for these exciting events.


 

Jack Layton Lecture at McGill University

When: April 2nd - Doors open at 4:30pm - Panel at 5pm - Reception at 6:30pm

Where: McGill University, Faculty Club

Speaker: Robin Shaban and Matthew Holmes, moderated by Chris Ragan.

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Dave Barrett Lecture at the University of Victoria

When: May

Where: UVIC 

Speaker: Check back later for more details

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Blaikie-Knowles-Woodsworth Lecture at the University of Winnipeg

When: Fall

Where: University of Winnipeg

Speaker: Check back later for more details

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Alexa McDonough Lecture at Mount Saint Vincent University

When: September 

Where: Mount Saint Vincent University

Speaker: Check back later for more details

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David Lewis Lecture in Toronto* 

When: October

Where: University of Toronto

Speaker: Check back later for more details

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Carleton MPM Lecture

When: November

Where: Carleton University

Speaker: Check back later for more details

 

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