The Centre partners with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship to sponsor fellowship for young leaders of inclusion


The Centre is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) as a sponsor of the 6 Degrees Junior Fellowship Program. The fellowship will bring together ten young leaders from Canada and around the world to 6 Degrees Citizen Space in Toronto from September 19th- 21st, 2016. The Junior Fellows will attend the event and with the support of a grant and active mentorship, will create initiatives for their own communities that relate to promoting diversity and inclusion. The deadline to apply for a fellowship is July 25th, 2016. You can read the call for applications here.

6 Degrees Citizen Space to explore inclusion in the 21st century and the Canadian model of belonging 

6 Degrees, an initiative of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, aims to create a “citizen space” to discuss and find practical solutions to the issues that the ICC has been working on for a decade, including how new citizens can feel welcome and more engaged in Canadian life. Speakers include the award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein; Senator Ratna Omidvar, an expert on migration; and award-winning novelist Joseph Boyden, among many others. 6 Degrees will also award the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship to a global leader whose life and work have made the planet a better place. To learn more and attend the conference in Toronto, visit 

The discussion exploring the Canadian “experiment” has begun with a series of essays in the Globe and Mail, entitled Experiments in Pluralism, written by the ICC’s co-chairs, the Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson (a member of the Global Centre for Pluralism’s Board of Directors) and John Ralston Saul, along with the ICC’s Chief Executive Officer, Charlie Foran. The series will continue with two more essays published monthly. 

Read the essays:

John Ralston Saul, “Canada’s multiculturalism: A circle, ever edging outwards,” published on April 22nd, 2016 

The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, “Indigenous languages are vital to telling Canada’s story,” published on May 13th, 2016 

Charles Foran, “Canada’s identity is an experiment in the process of being realized,” published on June 17th, 2016 

John Ralston Saul, "Integral to Canada's economy, immigrants deserve more support," published on July 22, 2016

The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, "In making room for others, we make room for ourselves," published on August 19, 2016

Charles Foran, "There are few things less Canadian than hatred and fear," published on September 16, 2016



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