From March 23 to 25, 2023, the fourth DemocracyXChange Summit brought together students, researchers, practitioners, public servants, community organizers, and leaders from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, to learn and engage with new partners, plan, and work towards strengthening democratic institutions and civil society.
Strengthening Society Together
The summit offered live talks, hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, and renowned special guests; connecting change-makers who care about defending democratic values, and aim to help tackle some of the most pressing problems of our generation.
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 Workshop
Sold Out in its First Year!
The inaugural Democracy Futures Workshop was a full-day session facilitated by OCAD U CO and the Super Ordinary Lab at OCAD University. The workshop brought together more than 80 participants to collaboratively consider how we might create a resilient, successful, and sustainable democracy.
The workshop was structured around three critical factors that are considered to be foundational and powerful in shaping democracy today, and into the future, namely: trust in governance, social equity, and integrity of information.
Participants developed a prioritized list of possible actions that we might take to mitigate emerging threats for democracy as well as how we might optimize for possible areas of opportunity.
Learn about the top six recommended actions in the full Democracy Futures Report.
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.
Executive Director of the Leadership Lab and the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship at TMU