Enabling Civil Society: Democracy & Dissent Conference

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 09:00
Enabling Civil Society: Democracy & Dissent Conference

Enabling Civil Society: Democracy & Dissent conference aims to explore ways in which legal, regulatory, and policy frameworks can support civil society to flourish. The central theme of an enabling environment invites participants to re-imagine our relationship with civil society. Read the Enabling Civil Society concept note here.

Raising Our Voices: The state of dissent and free expression across Canada

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 09:00

Join us on Aug. 11 at the World Social Forum in Montreal for an important discussion on the state of dissent and free expression in Canada!

Silencing Dissent in Canada: Video screening and Q&A discussion

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:45

Join us at the Peoples Social Forum for this panel, video screening and Q & A. Featuring the particiaption of Julia Sanchez of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation, Katie Gibbs of Evidence for Democracy, Dave Bleakney of the Candian Union of Postal Workers and Robert Fox of Oxfam Canada. Moderated by Alex Neve, of Amnesty International Canada.

Civil Society: Dissent, Democracy and the Law – public lecture by UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 17:30

Public Lecture by Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association

Moot Court, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal

Black Out Speak Out: Stand for democracy

Monday, June 4, 2012 (All day)

On Monday, June 4, Voices-Voix participated in the national campaign, Black Out Speak Out, to stand for democracy and the right of all voices to be heard.

Meeting: The State and Health of Democracy in Canada

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 10:00
Voices-Voix Meeting, 11 May 2012

You may already be a member or supporter of the Voices-Voix Coalition or aware of our work. Perhaps you are not aware of Voices-Voix but you are deeply concerned about the state and health of human rights advocacy, democracy and dissent in Canada. If so, we hope you will be able to join us for a meeting on May 11th to discuss these concerns and help craft a strategy for responding to the many ways that democratic principles and human rights institutions and organizations are being undermined and weakened in our country. (...)

Defending advocacy and dissent: a long-term strategy

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 15:00
Indignez-Vous conference logo

Join us, in solidarity with the conference "Indignez-Vous! Hope in Resistance" for a discussion about strategy to defend our rights to dissent, advocacy and democratic space in Canada.

- What are the concerns regarding possible violations of our rights to dissent and advocacy in the next 4 years?
- What has the Voices-Voix documentation project so far told us about violations to human rights and the health of our democratic space?
- How can we use our vast collective network to bring our research to the wider Canadian public, and mobilize Canadians to hold their government accountable?