3 Vital Conversations, March 2018

We have some exciting opportunities for public dialogue happening in the month of March.


LIVING WITH DISABILITIES IN VICTORIA – March 7 – 4:30-6pm  |  University of Victoria, Human and Social Development Building A240

An estimated 1 in 7 Canadians live with physical and/or cognitive challenges that can limit their activities and their ability to participate in society. Funded by the Victoria Foundation, researchers from the School of Public Health and Social Policy set out to uncover how Victoria residents with disabilities navigate the challenges of everyday life and the supports and services that are available.

Their findings serve as the starting point for a panel discussion on living with a disability in Victoria. Panellists include: Nigel Livingston (School of Public Health and Social Policy), Veronica Carroll (Children’s Health Foundation), Sandra Richardson (Victoria Foundation) and Michael Prince (School of Public Health and Social Policy).

This event is part of Ideafest 2018 at UVic where all events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Ideafest website or view the event poster.

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH – March 14  – 4:30-6pm with refreshments to follow |  Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus, Gibson Auditorium

An opportunity to hear from expert panelists, including youth with lived experience, this Vital Conversation will bring together the community to discuss the challenges and barriers, opportunities and solutions regarding youth mental health in the region. Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required. Please check back to this webpage for more information and a link to register shortly.

HEY VICTORIA! LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR DRINKING… March 15 – 3:30-6:30pm, registration at 3pm  |  The Parkside Hotel & Spa, 810 Humbolt Street

Join us for a freewheeling conversation to explore Victoria’s favourite legal drug and unpack our drinking culture: why people love it, and the myths and evidence on how it affects our health, our communities, and our economy. Hosted by Victoria Foundation, in collaboration with the Community Action Initiative, this community dialogue is aimed at fostering open conversation across sectors and perspectives about one of our society’s biggest pastimes. Collectively we’ll dig in to the perceptions, evidence, opportunities and challenges related to moderate drinking in our community. Feedback will be used to help create additional convening opportunities, as well as provide people and organizations with information that promotes healthy choices and reduces the risks of moderate drinking. Visit Eventbrite for more information and to register.