Hamilton, ON – 12th Annual Spirit of Red Hill Valley Lecture presents The Leap Manifesto
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm

Featured speaker: Avi Lewis

Followed by a responsive panel: Lynda Lukasik (Executive Director, Environment Hamilton), Hannah Katli’n Martin (Mi’kmaw storyteller and activist), and Matthew Green (Ward 3 Councillor, City of Hamilton)

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Toronto, ON – Member Screening: To the Ends of the Earth
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm


Featuring an in-depth panel discussion with Avi Lewis (host of Fault Lines, CounterSpin), Joanna Kerr (head of Greenpeace Canada) and David Lavallee (director of White Water Black Gold, To the Ends of the Earth).

This compassionate doc follows concerned citizens living at the frontiers of extreme oil and gas extraction; as they denounce the rise of extreme energy, they also envision the new world that is taking shape in its stead, at the end of the fossil fuel era.

Edmonton, AB – ESNA 2017 Outlook Conference
Dec 8 all-day

ESNA is pleased to present its annual outlook conference on industry and economic perspectives.

This year’s speakers include:

–          Avery Shenfeld, Chief Economist, CIBC Capital Markets

–          Catherine Rothrock, Chief Economist, Alberta Treasury Board and Finance

–          Kevin Birn, Director, IHS Energy

–          Antoine Halff, Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

With keynote speakers:

–          David Dodge, former Governor of the Bank of Canada

–          Avi Lewis, documentary film maker and social and political commentator

Berkeley, CA – Celebrate EcoViva’s 20 Year Anniversary
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join EcoViva’s staff, board, and friends for a night of inspiration to celebrate 20 years of solidarity with resilient communities.

We are thrilled to share the evening with two guest speakers:award-winning author and activist Rebecca Solnit and filmmaker Avi Lewis, who most recently directed the film adaptation of Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything. There will also be a preview of a short film by Avi Lewis about our colleagues and the social movement they have built in El Salvador, as well as messages of solidarity from our partners.

Vancouver, BC – Look Before We LEAP: Exploring a Carbon Free Canada by 2050
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm

A town hall debate featuring:

Marc Lee, Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Bill Tieleman, political columnist and former NDP strategist

Duncan, BC – Leap Manifesto Town Hall Meeting
Jan 29 @ 1:30 pm

The Cowichan Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians will host a town hall meeting on the Leap Manifesto at the Duncan United Church on Sunday, January 29th at 1:30 PM.

Titled Making the Leap: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another, the town hall meeting will feature a panel discussion by activists Anna Rasmussen and Howard Breen from “Leap Victoria,” a local group based in Victoria, B.C. that is promoting the Leap Manifesto, and Rob Douglas, Councillor for the Municipality of North Cowichan.

Peterborough, ON – Leap Forum on Proportional Representation
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Leap-Peterborough invites YOU to an exciting

Presentation on how Proportional Representation leads to

countries taking swifter & more effective action on Climate Change.

With Special Guest

Kelly Carmichael, Executive Director

Fair Vote Canada

Toronto, ON: Capitalism & Climate, Trudeau & Trump, Lewis & Lewis
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FCS in Action Lecture Series

Stephen Lewis in conversation with Avi Lewis: An evening of intergenerational angst, hope and resolve

Toronto, ON – This Changes Everything with Leap UofT
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Leap Chapter UofT’s inaugural event, a screening of the Avi Lewis film, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.” There will be a discussion afterwards, both of the film and of the project initiated by the This Changes Everything team: the Leap Manifesto and its plan for environmental and social justice. We’ll also be talking about Leap UofT’s plans for organizing on campus this semester and into the future.

Thunder Bay, ON – LUSU Sustainability Initiative Leap Manifesto Symposium
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A night of education, discussion, and critical thought (as well as good food and music!)

Keynote Speaker – Brendan Campbell, a member of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, will be speaking on Canada‘s current social and environmental climate, the LEAP Manifesto as it pertains to Canada, and the dire importance of its immediate implementation.

Discussion/small table based workshops will be held to explore the ways in which the Leap Manifesto can be actively implemented in Northern Ontario and more specifically here in Thunder Bay.