“I am thrilled and honoured to be the 2015 LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium lecturer. This is a unique opportunity to celebrate citizenship—that active participation in society by both new and not-so-new Canadians that makes our communities thrive.”
Naheed Nenshi

The Institute for Canadian Citizenship has selected Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi as our 13th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium speaker, co-presented with the Stratford Festival. Nenshi will share his thoughts on citizenship and the importance of inclusion this Fall.

An exclusive opportunity to participate in the ICC’s efforts to build the national conversation on citizenship and inclusion. Listen to Nenshi’s passionate ideas and then add your voice to the post-lecture roundtable discussions with Nenshi and ICC leaders — John Ralston Saul, Adrienne Clarkson and Charlie Foran.

Why Nenshi?

“Each year we invite a speaker who can extend our conversation in new directions with original and inclusive ideas. Naheed Nenshi will bring the force of his thinking about citizenship and cities, along with his remarkable personal narrative, to the fore, ensuring another important Symposium conversation about who we are as a country.”
Charlie Foran, Institute for Canadian Citizenship CEO

Globally known for his passion to make cities, especially Calgary, work better, Naheed Nenshi is currently serving his second term and is Calgary’s 36th mayor. He was Canada's first tenured professor in the field of nonprofit management at Mount Royal University's Bissett School of Business and a trusted business advisor to corporate leaders in Canada and the USA. Nenshi is also the lead author of Building Up: Making Canada's Cities Magnets for Talent and Engines of Development.

LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium Event Breakdown
Saturday, September 19, 2015 | Stratford, Ontario

13th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium lecture by Naheed Nenshi
10-11:30 a.m. | Avon Theatre

Discounted rate available!
Members of the ICC’s Cultural Access Pass program, students, groups and arts workers can purchase lecture tickets for only $15! Email us at info@icc-icc.ca for details.

Symposium Roundtable Discussion hosted by Nenshi, Saul, Clarkson & Foran
12 – 1:45 p.m. | Avon Theatre Rehearsal Hall #1
Light lunch will be served.



Event Links

Watch the full lecture

Read the full speech

Listen to Naheed Nenshi on CBC Ideas

Read the speech excerpt in the Globe and Mail

Learn more about the Stratford Festival Forum

The ICC’s LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium is generously sponsored by: