CUI x Victoria will be an inspiring, engaging, inclusive series of events that generate possibility and excitement about our shared future. CUI x Victoria will create an opportunity for diverse sectors of Greater Victoria’s community to come together and grapple with community challenges and opportunities and generate actions that can be undertaken at many scales at once, from classrooms to neighbourhoods, from dinner tables to council tables.
Registration for individual events can be found by clicking the links below.
Lekwungen Welcome and Stories for a Canada Under Review, Monday October 18, 2021
The three-day CUIxVictoria event is taking place on Lekwungen territory. All registrants of all sessions are encouraged to attend the Lekwungen Welcome. The first portion of the session is a welcome and Lekwungen teaching from Songhees Nation member Florence Dick and the Lekwungen Dancers. The second portion of the session is a panel discussion with some of the Indigenous members of the City Family – the City of Victoria’s reconciliation body – reflecting on what it means to be Indigenous and Canadian at a moment when Canada is “under review.”
Lekwungen Welcome and Stories for a Canada Under Review Tickets, Mon, 18 Oct 2021 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite
The Non-field Field School: Community-Immersed Learning in COVID times, Monday October 18, 2021
This panel will discuss the challenges, opportunities, relationships and learning that came out of the Cowichan/UVic Indigenous Law Field School that took place in person and online in January-April 2021 – amidst the height of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Field School instructors and student participants will discuss what surprised them about the work, the community and themselves during this experience. We will hear about how the COVID context of this Field School amplified participant’s understanding of their professional responsibilities and personal obligations, and how finally coming together in person at a Quw’uts’un ancestral site helped develop deeper relationships with the people and the land.
The Non-field Field School: Community-Immersed Learning in COVID times Tickets, Mon, 18 Oct 2021 at 4:30 PM | Eventbrite
Breaking the Mold: Indigenous Economies and New Collaborative Models for Greater Prosperity, Webinar Monday October 18, 2021
Join the South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP) in conversation with experts in Indigenous Economic Development about why long-term architectures for collaboration are critical to the economic resilience and prosperity of the region, examples of successful partnerships across the country and what is needed to build this here.
Webinar Registration – Zoom
Missing Middle Housing and Inclusive Climate Friendly Neighbourhoods, Webinar Wednesday October 20, 2021
This workshop session explores key initiatives the City is currently working on to create more inclusive, climate friendly neighbourhoods and a zero waste city. From creating missing middle housing, to the evolution of equitable and sustainable neighbourhoods, to on-the-ground tactics for a zero-waste community, join City staff and your neighbours to learn more about these initiatives and about how to get involved in helping to create a sustainable inclusive city for everyone.
In this session, participants will have the opportunity to join two of the following breakout rooms:
Making Reuse the Norm – Victoria’s transition away from single-use, throw-away items
Improving housing choice in the missing middle
Equity and inclusion in the 15 minute neighbourhood
Meeting Registration – Zoom
Inclusive Economies presented by Victoria Foundation and Coast Capital Savings, Virtual Meeting Wednesday October 20, 2021
It is becoming increasingly evident that our current economic model is amplifying inequalities within our communities and hurting our planet. The pandemic has brought forward national acknowledgment of the importance of exploring new and inclusive ways to move toward a world in which social and economic well-being is enjoyed by all. This Vital Conversation will ground participants in a discussion around current barriers to financial well-being and explore societal values regarding inclusion and growth that are required for a new economy. Register below to join us for this important conversation.
Meeting Registration – Zoom
For complete program agenda, please visit the CUIxVictoria website at https://canurb.org/cui-x-victoria/