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Canada's Democracy Summit

March 23 - 25, 2023 | #DXC23
Building democratic resilience by deepening the practices necessary to protect democratic values and recognize and resist threats.

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Announcing #DXC23 Keynote

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, press freedom fighter and author, Maria Ressa, to headline DemocracyXChange in Toronto, March 25th. Read more...

What to Expect at #DXC23

The fourth DemocracyXChange Summit is the event of the year for change-makers who care about defending democratic values, and want to help tackle some of the most pressing problems of our generation - from countering far-right extremism to rampant nationalism, growing disinformation online, and a lack of representation at today’s tables of power.

DXC will bring together students, researchers, practitioners, public servants, community organizers, and leaders from the private, public and not-for-profit sector to connect, learn and emerge with new partnerships, plans and actions to strengthen democratic institutions and civil society. The summit will include live talks, hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, and special guests.


Summit Themes

Integrity of Information

How and where people get their sources of information about civic issues continues to evolve. We’ll learn the latest on the tools that people are turning to, and the policy debates, in this quickly moving space.


Democracy Futures

Democracy Futures will engage democracy sector practitioners in a design process exploring DXC23 themes to envision and work towards a thriving democracy. Democracy Futures will include a series of workshops facilitated in-person and online by the Super Ordinary Lab at OCAD University.


Space at Democracy Futures is limited. All DXC23 registrants are invited to apply to attend.


“We’re at a pivotal moment for democracy in Canada and democracies around the world. It’s time to re-connect pro-democracy voices, confront the corrosive forces that erode public trust, and reignite progress that delivers positive change for people.” - Karim Bardeesy, Executive Director of the Leadership Lab and the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship at TMU

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