PROGRAM OUTLINE

2018 CFUW ATLANTIC REGIONAL COUNCIL MEETING AND CONFERENCE

CFUW Wolfville will be hosting  the 30th Anniversary of the CFUW Atlantic Regional Council here in Wolfville at the beautiful new L’Arche Homefires on September 28 and September 29.

The CFUW Atlantic Regional Council Board is scheduled to meet from 3-5 pm and Registration will begin at 3 pm.

The  official opening of the conference on  Friday evening, September 28 at 7 pm  will revolve around the 30th anniversary celebration of the Council, the 80th Anniversary of CFUW Wolfville and of course our dignitaries  including Jeff Cantwell, Wolfville Mayor, MLA Keith Irving, MP Scott Brison.

The theme Inclusiveness will be explored on Saturday morning through the following speakers after  framing the day.   

  • Ingrid Blais The Director of the L’Arche Homefires here in Wolfville, a community composed of several residential houses and Appleworks business. In addition to her talk about L’Arche, Ingrid will take us on a guided tour of this state of the art facility.

 

  • Asa Kachan The chief librarian and chief executive officer of the Halifax Library system who  is known as an innovative, strategic and collaborative leader.  She feels that more than ever libraries are “The Heart of the Community”.

 

  • Carolyn Campbell A recently retired  social justice educator and community activist who has engaged in  a variety of social issues, her current focus being Indigenous Women.

 

  • Cynthia Bruce A part-time instructor of disability studies at Acadia University who has recently been appointed as one of the diverse group of individuals selected for the newly created Nova Scotia Accessibility Advisory Board whose mandate is to make recommendations regarding accessibility standards and legislation.

At the end of the morning we hope to have Maura Ryan  facilitate a discussion on what  we have achieved during the morning, what we can take away,  and what we can utilize to make our communities more inclusive.

The luncheon speaker is Joanne Bernard, the former Deputy Minister of Community Services  who promoted accessibility. She is currently the President and CEO of Easter Seals for Nova Scotia.

The Atlantic Regional Council Annual General Meeting will be held in the afternoon.