Community engagement events are an opportunity for attendees to get informed about issues that matter to them. Typically each event hosts speakers on topics that range from civic engagement to current affairs. Each occasion provides the opportunity for attendees to engage with each other and the speakers. Our discussions are non-partisan but frequently include topics that can be political in nature.

Previous Events

Previous speakers have included:

  • Anne McLellan, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
  • Councillor Bev Esslinger, Edmonton City Councillor, Ward 2
  • Danielle Smith, former leader of the Wildrose Party
  • Darlene Bouwsema, Deputy Minister, Children’s Services, Government of Alberta
  • Dr. Wenran Jiang, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Alberta
  • Janet Riopel, President and CEO, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
  • Jann Beaston, Executive Director, Volunteer Alberta
  • Kris Kasawski, Park Power
  • Marni Panas, LGBTQ* diversity and inclusion professional
  • Mayor Don Iveson, City of Edmonton
  • Nasra Adem, Edmonton’s Youth Poet Laureate
  • Nathan Ip, Trustee, Edmonton Public School Board
  • Robin Campbell, President, Coal Association of Canada
  • Sarah Chan, Edmonton’s first lady
  • Satya Das, Author, Green Oil
  • Stephanie Enders, Startup Edmonton
  • Ted Kouri, Principal, Incite Marketing
  • Vivian Manasc, Senior Principal and Architect, Manasc Isaac
  • April Eve Wiberg, Advocate, survivor, and founding member of the Stolen Sisters & Brothers Awareness Movement (SSBAM)
  • Carlynn McAneeley, Principal with Haubner Motashaw Consulting
  • Erin Leonty, Global Manager of Inclusion & Diversity at Finning International, Inc.
  • Grace Cleveland, Law Student at the University of Alberta and organizer of #LawNeedsFeminismBecause campaign in Edmonton
  • Janis Irwin, Executive Director of Alberta Education for the Government of Alberta
  • Dr. Kisha Supernant, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta
  • Kristin Raworth, Sexual violence advocate
  • Paula Kirman, Co-organizer with the March On Edmonton Collective and freelance communications professional and digital content strategist
  • Salima Ebrahim, Director of External Relations for the City of Edmonton
  • Trisha Estabrooks, Edmonton Public School Board Trustee and co-host of The Broadcast: podcast on women & politics