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Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue – Simon Fraser University
580 West Hastings Street – VANCOUVER
Asia Pacific Hall 

November 24, 2008

Agenda

Time Activity Details
8:00 Registration and Breakfast Location: Asia Pacific Hall
8:30 Opening Remarks and Roundtable Facilitators: Moussa Magassa and Rosanna Hille
9:00 Opening Address by Alden Habacon The Manager of Diversity Initiatives for the English Television Network of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) will deliver a speech on his vision of linguistic duality and cultural diversity in Canada. His speech will be followed by a question period.
9:45 Health Break  
10:00 Understanding the Context Historical overview of linguistic duality and cultural diversity in the Canadian context (Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages)

Presentation of the results of the pre-forum questionnaire and introduction to the topics of discussion (Carsten Quell, Director, Policy and Research)

Question Period (Moussa Magassa and Rosanna Hille)
10:45 Workshop 1: The Evolving Canadian Identity Participants will be divided into discussion groups to offer their perspectives on the key values of the Canadian identity as well as cultural diversity.
11:45 Lunch  
12:45 Plenary Session: Workshop 1 Reports Each group will be asked to present their main conclusions reached during the morning’s workshop discussions (Asia Pacific Hall).
1:30 Linguistic Duality and Cultural Diversity from a Youth’s Perspective Presentation by Peter Liang, a young bilingual public servant working at Statistics Canada.
1:45 Workshop 2: The Intersection of Linguistic Duality and Cultural Diversity: What Are the Issues and What Needs to be Done? Participants return to their groups to discuss their personal experiences and courses of action for the future.
3:00 Health Break  
3:15 Plenary Session: Workshop 2 Reports Each group will be asked to present their main conclusions reached during the afternoon’s workshop discussions (Asia Pacific Hall).
4:00 Next Steps Presentation of next steps (Carsten Quell, Director, Policy and Research)

Question Period (Moussa Magassa and Rosanna Hille)
4:15 Closing Remarks Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages
4:30 End of Meeting  


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