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?

A Day for Democracy

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 12:00
Poster - Day for Democracy, April 6

On Wednesday, April 6th 2011, in a number of cities across Canada, organizations that have come together as part of the Voices-Voix Coalition organized a variety of events under the banner A Day for Democracy. These events had the common purpose of encouraging Canadians to discuss democracy, free speech and transparency in Canada, and more importantly how we can defend these values and traditions, both in the short and long-term. The spirit of the events was the belief that despite the failures of the current government, and of numerous governments before it, to respect our democratic traditions and the will of the People, we can, if united and active, hold our elected representatives to account.