Public discussion and civic engagement are at the core of our work here at Cardus. Join us at one of our many events hosted across North America each year. We can’t wait to meet you.

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In Person

Human Dignity in the Marketplace: A Lecture Series – Part 4: The Value of Charity

March 20, 2024 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

45 Rideau Street, 8th Floor, Ottawa, ON

Join us for the fourth instalment of this lecture series featuring Father Raymond de Souza on Human Dignity in the Marketplace. This final instalment will be on the value of charity.

In Person

Cardus Exchange 2024

April 10 - April 12, 2024 | All Day

Cardus Offices, 45 Rideau Street, Ottawa, K1N 5W8

The 2024 Cardus Exchange will be held from April 10-12, co-sponsored by The Hub. The third annual Cardus Exchange will be held parallel to the Canada Strong and Free Networking Conference.This year, Cardus Exchange will explore the theme of home. What is “home”?Is it our address, our city, our province, or our country? Some argue that Canada is a “post-national” country, others say “Canada is broken.” These views about nationhood and institutions shape our culture and our policy-making.What do we mean when we invoke home in conversation and in policy debates? What are its component parts and how do they relate to each other? Is home limited to a physical place or does it extend to the family, the school, the church, and the workplace? What makes a good home?This year we will be joined by leading Canadian thinkers to explore the differing and contested visions of home in Canadian public life. Our panels will cover topics including:- the principles that can guide us through complex policy questions - navigating fundamental differences at home - political philosophy and Canadian visions of homeThe third annual Cardus Exchange promises to be a forum for thoughtful debate and intimate conversations that you won’t find anywhere else. As we think about Canada’s future, Cardus Exchange guarantees opportunities to dig deep into the themes informing our cultural and policy discourse.

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Educational Choice in Alberta

April 23, 2024 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Alberta Legislature Building

Cardus Education has big plans for 2024. In April, we’ll be at the Legislature in Edmonton, and we want to formally invite you to join us. On April 23, we’ll be hosting a one-day event where we’ll be releasing a brand-new flagship research paper, connecting with policymakers, and presenting the future of educational pluralism in the province.This will be n full-day celebration and advocacy effort. First, please join us at a lunchtime reception at the Legislature, from 12-1:30pm in Room XX. This reception will give you a chance to review our just-released research paper Naturally Diverse Alberta, and to debate and discuss its findings and the impact it will have going forward with the authors, Cabinet ministers, MLAs, senior decision-makers, and industry representatives. This paper carefully analyses the independent school sector and shows the many different students and communities it serves, how it grows organically, and the benefits for children across the wider education system, too. We can't wait to share it with you. The second part of the day will be a panel discussion with hugely respected figures from the world of education, including XXXXXXXX. You'll get the chance to hear from the experts and put your views and questions to them directly. This will run from XX – XX in Room XX, also at the Legislature. As Cardus continues to push for increased educational pluralism, we want to share with you our latest research into this vital issue, as well as hear your feedback and questions. In joining us, you'll not only get an unrivalled insight into the nuances and detail of independent schooling and broader educational choice, but you'll always be helping us by challenging our research and pushing us to go further. Please sign up using the link below. We very much hope you can join us and we look forward to the discussion.

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