Message from CBC/Radio-canada

In 2017, Canada will be celebrating 150 years since Confederation. In anticipation of this historic milestone, CBC/Radio-Canada is teaming up with Community Foundations of Canada, VIA Rail Canada and other national collaborators to spark a conversation where Canadians can meet and connect.

CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW conferences will be held in 12 cities across the country before Canada Day 2013. Presentations from local leaders and engaged citizens such as business leaders, artists and community representatives will address a range of topics to feed the discussion. Together, we will reflect on how Canada's cultural and democratic life has changed since Confederation, and we will generate concrete ideas for celebrating 2017.

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How to participate?

  • Watch the livestream available on this site.
  • If you’ve missed the livestream, check out the archived videos, available in the days following each conference.
  • Comment via Twitter using #Canada150.
  • Watch for news coming soon on a way to extend the conversation to your community.
  • Message from CFC

    CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW is an incredible opportunity for Canadians to kick off a nationwide conversation about our vision for our country as it approaches its 150th birthday.

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  • Message from VIA Rail

    As Canada's national rail passenger service, which operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains, linking 450 communities across its 12,500-kilometre route network, VIA Rail is delighted to be one of the partners hosting the 2017 STARTS NOW conferences!

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