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
This pandemic has brought into sharp focus the critical need for income support and the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI) has become part of the public conversation. Lifting the income floor is a top concern for progressive Canadians worried about growing poverty and increasing inequality.
The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been devastating. People have fallen very ill. Too many have died. Millions have lost income and now have to rely on emergency programs - if they qualify. Anxiety is on the rise.
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Statement by the President of the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation, Karl Bélanger
It is with great sadness that we learned yesterday of the passing of Shirley Douglas, an impassioned activist, daughter of Tommy Douglas, a patron and long-time supporter of the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation.