Thursday, October 28, 2021

Time Location Topic Speaker(s)
1:30pm - 4:00pm Multi-Purpose Room Registration
2:00pm - 2:15pm Multi-Purpose Room Conference Welcome
  • Conference Co-Chairs Debbie MacInnis and Dr. Jane Lewis.
  • Dr. Richard MacKinnon, Vice President Academic and Provost
  • Stephen Augustine – Land acknowledgement and Mi’kmaw blessing
2:15pm - 3:15pm Multi-Purpose Room Framing the Problem
  • Dr. Lesley Frank - Tier II Canada Research Chair in Food, Health, and Social Justice Professor, Sociology, Acadia University
  • Sharon MacKenzie - Outreach Street Health Nurse ALLY Centre of Cape Breton
  • Tuma Young, QC – CBU Assistant Professor, Mi'Kmaq Studies
Moderator, Dr. Andrew Molloy
3:15pm - 3:45pm Multi-Purpose Room Networking Coffee Break
Multi-Purpose Room
3:45pm - 5:15pm Multi-Purpose Room Basic Income
  • Elizabeth (Mandy) Kay, Raining Bird and Pierre Stevens - Basic Income Nova Scotia
Moderator, Carol MacLellan
5:30pm - 6:30pm The Pit Networking Reception
  • Special Announcement - Dr. Richard MacKinnon, Vice President Academic and Provost

Friday, October 29, 2021

Time Location Topic Speaker(s)
8:00am - 8:45am Multi-Purpose Room Networking Breakfast/ Registration
8:45am - 8:50am Multi-Purpose Room Main Day Welcome
  • Conference Co-Chairs
8:50am - 10:00am Multi-Purpose Room The First Annual Margaret Dechman Lecture
  • Tribute to Margaret - Janet Bickerton, Community Educator & Ally Centre Volunteer
  • Keynote address – Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed
  • Moderator, Kate Krug, Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Sociology Department: L'nu, Political and Social Studies
10:00am - 10:30am Multi-Purpose Room Networking Coffee Break
10:30am - 12:00pm Multi-Purpose Room No one left behind – Saving a Generation
  • The Icelantic Circuit-Breaker Model - David Sawler
  • Workshop Session with Participant Breakout Rooms - David Sawler
Moderator, Dr. Tom Urbaniak
12:00pm - 1:30pm Multi-Purpose Room Networking Lunch and Trade Fair
1:30pm - 2:00pm Multi-Purpose Room
  • Challenging Public Policy – Thoughts from a former Policy Maker David C. Dingwall
2:00pm - 3:00pm Multi-Purpose Room Trauma Induced Poverty on First Nations in Canada
  • The Impact of Colonial Oppression – Senator Dan Christmas
  • Education Tragedies and Failures - Marie Battiste
  • Maw-kleyu’kik Knijannaq - Reform of Child Welfare Law on First Nations - Jacquelyn Paul & Heather MacNeill, QC – Legal Advisor for Maw-Kleyu’kik Knijannaq Initiative
Moderator, Tuma Young
3:00pm - 3:15pm Multi-Purpose Room Networking Coffee Break
3:15pm - 4:15pm Multi-Purpose Room Communities Building Hope
  • Jason Lee, CBU Librarian - The Power of Information: CBU’s Repository on Social Action and Poverty
  • Eric Leviten-Reid - Hope Rising on the Northside
  • Karen Bernard - Director, the Jane Paul Centre
Moderator, Carol MacLellan
4:15pm - 4:30pm Multi-Purpose Room Next Steps & Closing Remarks