The Douglas Coldwell Layton Foundation and McGill Univeristy's Max Bell School are thrilled to announce the inaugural winners of the Jack Layton Essay Prize for a Better Canada.
On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation has announced that Jack Layton was joining Tommy Douglas, MJ Coldwell and JS Woodsworth as one of its founders. As of January 2022, the charity will be renamed the Douglas Coldwell Layton Foundation.
The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 was the largest strike in Canadian history. Between May 15th and June 25th 1919, roughly 35,000 unionized and non-unionized workers left their jobs. Factories, shops, transit and city services shut down. The strike helped unite the working class in Canada. Some of its participants including one of our founders; J.S. Woodsworth helped establish what is now the New Democratic Party.
Today we remember our founder Tommy Douglas. On this day 35 years ago Canada, and indeed the world, lost a champion.
How has Canada’s food supply chain been affected by the pandemic? This panel will explore the issues of the supply chain, how supply management enables stability, the importance of local food production and the vulnerabilities of a model that relies so disproportionately on trade.
The Douglas-Coldwell Foundation is pleased to announce the nomination of Josh Bizjak as Executive Director. The appointment takes effect January 18, 2021. Josh will lead the DCF through a transition period on a part-time basis as he takes the reins of the day-to-day operations.
Agriculture is both a site of significant GHG emissions and is majorly impacted by climate change. What role can farming play in reducing emissions? What are the key paths to making agriculture a more climate friendly industry? Join our expert panel for a discussion on the important role of our food systems in reducing climate change.
The Douglas Coldwell Foundation would like to congratulate the Honorable Bill Blaikie, for his appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Amidst a raging pandemic and the massive movement for Black Lives and against police brutality, the American public face one of the most decisive electoral moments in their country’s history. While political polarization intensifies, progressive politicians — and the policies they and the movements behind them are advancing — are well positioned to make huge gains.
The Douglas-Coldwell Foundation is happy to announce the election of two new members to its Board of Directors, as voted by its members at its annual general meeting, held on June 30th, 2020.
Award-winning journalist Sara Mojtehedzadeh, in conversation with labour researcher, Chuka Ejeckam, will examine the gig economy, and the policies that have made essential workers vulnerable. Sara will share what she’s learned in the process of producing her 6-episode podcast series Hustled, and her insights about how to overcome the structural inequalities for workers.
The Douglas-Coldwell Foundation wishes to add its voice to those protesting around the world against racism and social injustice.
Where are we at on electrifying the economy?
The next discussion from the Digital Convening series, brought to you by the Broadbent Institute in partnership with the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation. Widespread electrification of energy, industry and transportation could create huge numbers of new jobs and dramatically reduce climate changing emissions.
MINUTES OF THE DCF 2019 AGM
Held on June 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM ET