Canada's Democracy Summit

January 25-27, 2019

Join us as we bring together initiatives, organizations and people from around the world, all activating change from the ground up.

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Jonathan Smucker
Leah Bassel
Astra Taylor
Tita Ang-angco
Seher Shafiq
Karim Bardeesy


DemocracyXChange is the annual summit for Canada’s emerging democracy sector to connect, learn and share.

Globally, the indicators are clear. We are in the midst of a democratic recession that may seem endless. But as we enter another federal election year, the opportunity to see this moment as ours to shape with a gathering focused on strengthening democracy and ground-up community change has never been more pressing. In an age of polarization, it’s more important than ever to connect across borders, political orientations, values and points of view.

From neighbourhood changemakers to thought leaders and national campaigners, DemocracyXChange is a meeting place for practitioners demonstrating the power of explicit engagement, technology and new ways of organizing to make change happen. Come join us.


Site Visits

Get an inside look at civic participation in real-life. Programmed visits to local establishments run by neighbourhood organizations actively driving change. More info to come.


Two Day Summit

Two full days of keynote speakers, plenaries and round table discussions designed to engage and connect participants through a campaign and exhibitor marketplace and facilitated deep listening sessions. Breakfast and lunch are provided and day one is capped off with an evening networking reception.


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Student/Senior Admission

  • Deeply discounted for students, seniors and low-wage earners
  • Full access to programmed site visits, 2-day summit and reception
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Grant Subsidized Admission

  • Apply for a grant to see if you qualify for a deep discount off the general admission rate
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