2017 Leaders’ Forum

Faith Leaders’ Forum to Hear from Party Leaders, Researchers, Clergy, Activists & Precarious Workers

This year’s theme, Election 2018: Voting to End Poverty will attract religious
leaders from across the province for a one-day Forum. Keynote speakers include
Dr. Gary Bloch of the Income Security Reform Working Group and Deena Ladd of
Workers Action Centre.

Party leaders have been invited to address their party’s priorities and vision on
employment, basic income and housing.

The Religious Leaders panel will include representatives from the Hindu,
Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths.

Premier Kathleen Wynne addressing the attendees at the 2017 Faith Leaders’ Forum

Faith Leaders’ Forum – Schedule

9:00 Registration & coffee
9:30 Welcome – Rev. Susan Eagle, Chair of ISARC
Theological Reflections: Dr. Abdul Hai Patel
9:50 Morning Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gary Bloch
How to End Poverty in a Decade: Ontario’s Roadmap to Income Security (and Health)
Moderator: Rev. Alex Wilson
10:45 Party Leaders speak
Moderator: Rev. Susan Eagle
The Honourable Premier Kathleen Wynne, Leader of the Liberal Party
Mike Schreiner, Leader of Green Party
Monte McNaughton representing the Conservative Party
12:00 Grace
Lunch with MPPs
12:55 Afternoon session begins
1:00 Lives lived with Navi Aula & Nadira Begum
1:15 Andrea Horwath, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Ontario
1:30 Afternoon Keynote Speaker Deena Ladd, Executive Director of Workers’ Action Centre
Fight for $15 and Fairness
Moderator: Elin Goulden
1:50 Faith Leaders’ panel
Moderator: Elin Goulden
Rev. Andrea Budgey – representing the Christian faith
Rev. Zenji Nio – representing the Buddhist faith
Rabbi Shalom Schachter – representing the Jewish faith
Amina Sheikh – representing the Muslim faith

12, December, 2017Posted by :Daniel Ecclestone

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