Capital City Leadership: Climate and Social Inclusion

2018 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY, May 30 , 2018

Day 1 Climate Leadership: Wednesday May 30
Today’s Workshop Sessions is at the spectacular Halifax Central Library (5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax NS, B3J 1E9)

09:15
Check-in/Registration

09:15 – 09:45
Welcome by Halifax Councillor Tony Mancini, Open AGM: President & Treasurer Reports – Recess AGM

09:45– 10:45
Capital Exchange (refreshments available throughout)

10:45 – 12:00

Workshop:

Capital City Heritage – How do Capitals protect their heritage buildings while re-fitting for environmental/energy efficiency?

An overview of the Halifax heritage property program, what has worked well in the municipality as far as conserving built heritage and commemorating diverse cultures, major projects and new policies, with a case study that links heritage conservation with sustainability.

LEAD: Senior Halifax Regional Municipality Staff & Members of the Halifax Heritage Advisory Committee

12:00 – 13:30
Lunch with Halifax Councillors

13:30 – 16:30
Can local government tools affect climate change in any meaningful way?

Keynote & panel moderator JoAnn Roberts, with Halifax Councillor Tony Mancini & Victoria Councillor Marianne Alto

17:00– 19:00
Engagement:

Point Pleasant Park loop walking tour – urban forest management & urban response to extreme weather (recommend comfortable walking shoes) – Leader: Peter Duinker, Dalhousie Forestry Scholar

THURSDAY, May 31 , 2018

Day 2 Inclusion & Accessibility Leadership: Thursday May 31
Workshop Sessions at historic Halifax City Hall (in Halifax Hall) (1841 Argyle St, Halifax NS, B3J 3A5)

08:45– 9:30    
Reconvene AGM – Administrative Matters (Includes Executive elections)

09:30 – 10:15
Capital Exchange (refreshments available throughout)

10:15 – 11:45

Workshop:

Accessibility as a Local Responsibility – to what extent are cities responsible for enabling social, cultural & physical access to programs, processes & spaces?

Panel moderator Tracey Jones-Grant, Managing Director for Halifax’s Diversity and Inclusion office, with Halifax Councillor Lindell Smith and the Inclusion Office Team.

12:00 – 13:30
CN luncheon for FCM/CCCO delegates
Halifax Convention Centre – Ballroom Salon
Dress Code: Business Casual

13:30 – 17:30
Engagement:

Africville Museum Tour & Pier 21 – Leader Lindell Smith Halifax Councillor

Africville Museum: The exhibits within the Africville Museum invite visitors to walk through the history of Africville, from thriving village on the banks of the Bedford Basin to its dislocation. It tells of the efforts of the community to maintain the bonds and to gain recognition of the injustice.

Rich in photographs, artifacts and anecdotes, the exhibits invite the visitor to watch interviews and video clips following the lives of Africville descendants throughout the years after relocation. See and hear stories of childhood friends, family, and life in Africville. Look upon relics saved from the community’s destruction including the old town sign, the original Seaview United Baptist Church pulpit, and even children’s playing marbles. Link broken family ties, and learn about the Church that was at the heart of it all.

The exhibits in the Museum invite visitors to walk through the history of Africville, from a thriving village on the banks of the Bedford Basin to the relocation and demolition of the community.

(5795 Africville Rd, Halifax NS, B3K 2R9)

Pier 21: Our visit to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will include a tailored guided tour of the newly renovated Pier 21 Story permanent exhibit, a viewing of the new film in Canada, self-guided access to the Canadian Immigration Story exhibit and the all-new temporary exhibit Refuge Canada. CCCO group members may also research their own family story in the Scotiabank Family History Centre.

(1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax NS, B3H 4P7)

17:30 – 19:00
Break (Supper on your own – nb. FCM Trade Show is open from 17:00-19:00)

19:00 – 21:00  

Pub Night! at the renowned Celtic Corner, 69 Alderney Dr, Dartmouth, just off the free scenic ferry across Halifax Harbour – CCCO Delegates & FCM Delegates provided with complimentary beverage & light snacks.

Celtic Corner is a TripAdvisor 4.0 rated public house with great food, traditional ales and maritime music with origins from Ireland, Scotland, England, Newfoundland, PEI and Nova Scotia.

69 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, 100 metres (2 minutes) from the Alderney gate ferry terminal