The Ottawa Women's Canadian Club

fall season

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  • Advancing women’s leadership and inclusion to support diversity, equality and inclusion goals with Clare Beckton

    Speaker: Clare Beckton, BA, LLB (Sask.), MPA (Harvard), (Fulbright Scholar and Littauer Fellow)

    Clare Beckton is a lawyer, a former senior executive including as head of Status of Women Canada, entrepreneur, author of Own it-Your Success Your Future, Your Life and many articles, sought after speaker, mentor and coach and award-winning advocate for advancing women’s leadership and for diversity and inclusion. She serves or has served on several non-profit Boards including chair of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Board, a member of the Harvard Women’s Leadership Board and now as chair of the Beechwood National Cemetery Board.

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  • Bringing Care and Anti-Poverty Work, Back to the Centre

    Speaker: Senator Kim Pate

    Senator Pate is a member of the Order of Canada, a recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case, the Canadian Bar Association’s Bertha Wilson Touchstone Award, and six honourary doctorates among other awards. She has made significant contributions to public education around the issues of women’s inequality and discriminatory treatment within social, economic and criminal legal spheres. She was appointed to the Senate as an Independent Senator in November 2016 after being the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies from January 1992.

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  • Democratizing Music Education: Perspectives, Examples and Explorations

    Speaker: Joan Harrison, MM (Yale), PhD (uOttawa)

    Joan combines her experiences as a cellist, educator, and entrepreneur, to manage the Capital Strings and Voices Collective (CSVC) whose mandate includes building community through the arts. Currently, CSVC is collaborating with youth from Kitigan Zibi First Nations Reserve to provide music lessons in concert with youth from Ottawa. In 2020, Joan was one of two Canadians awarded a Global Leaders Fellowship to receive an intensive year of executive training for agents of social change.

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  • Hungary & Canada—Transatlantic Allies Meeting New Challenges in a Changing World – SPEAKER POSTPONED

    With H.E. Mária Éva Vass-Salazar, Ambassador of Hungary to Canada.

    Ambassador Vass-Salazar is a career diplomat with 25 years of experience in the Hungarian foreign service. Prior to her current assignment, she was Head of Department for Northern Europe covering bilateral relations with 13 countries. Before that she was Head of Department for Science Diplomacy. Ambassador Vass-Salazar served as Deputy Chief of Mission in London, as Political Counsellor in Washington DC, and as Political Officer at the Hungarian Delegation to NATO. She holds an MA in history and a PhD in international relations.

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  • Life for Women in Policing: Past and Present

    Speaker: Assistant Commissioner, M.O.M., Louise Lafrance (retired)

    In 2013 joined a select group of Senior Officers becoming the second RCMP woman ever to hold the Commanding Officer’s post at ‘Depot’ Division in Regina, Saskatchewan. In this role, she was responsible for the selection of the Instructional Staff as well as for the content, delivery, and monitoring of the Cadet Basic Curriculum.

    She will be accompanied by her daughter, AlexAnn Lafrance-Robineau, Constable who joined the RCMP in July 2015 and in the spring of 2020, transferred to Ottawa as part of the Musical Ride.  She took on the role of trainer for new horses, including Noble, the horse that was recently gifted to King Charles III.

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  • Live Well. Die Well. Grieve Well….building a compassionate community.

    Speaker: Monica Patten, Chair of Compassionate Ottawa

    Monica is the Chair of Compassionate Ottawa, an organization of community volunteers that encourages everyone to work together to offer compassion to all. Monica brings many years of experience in the voluntary sector to this work. She has often been recognized for her leadership in the sector at home and around the world, including her 2013 appointment to the Order of Canada.

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  • Multifaith Housing Initiative – the 20th Anniversary with Sahada Alolo

    Speaker: Sahada Alolo, Manager of Community Engagement and Volunteers at the Multifaith Housing Initiative (MHI)

    Sahada is the Manager of Community Engagement and Volunteers at the Multifaith Housing Initiative (MHI). After earning a BA from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana with a major in English language and comparative religious studies, followed by a master’s degree in human service specializing in non-profit management, she earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Creighton University, Omaha, NE. Sahada is also a board member of the Ottawa Muslim Women’s Organization and participates in interfaith dialogue through the Christian Muslim Dialogue.

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  • Music: The Power to Change Lives

    with Chayanika Abeysekera Lutes of OrKidstra

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  • The Many Adventures of Lois Long

    Speaker: Janet Uren

    Janet is a professional writer specializing in history.  She began her career in magazines, working for Canadian Geographic among others, and in recent years has worked as an independent consultant. Her writing has included: family histories, institutional histories, personal memoirs, museum exhibits and interpretive panels. Lois Long approached Janet to review her research collection and transform it into a book which was published in 2019 under the title Migration: The Genealogical Adventures of Lois Long.

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