Speaker Series

Vital Conversations


Our Speakers Series events bring important topics to the forefront to encourage community discussion on issues that matter to us as a community.

Recent Speaker Series topics include:

  • Building a Better Income Security System for Canada
  • Truth and Reconciliation in our Area – What’s Our Role?
  • Kingston’s Waterfront: Opportunities and Tough Choices Ahead
  • Data-Smart Cities: Changing how Municipalities Deliver Services and Engage with Citizens
  • Kingston’s Unique Musical Legacy
  • Can Kingston Survive Without Immigration?
  • Hunger: Can we bring Food Security to our Community?
  • Factors Affecting our Local Economy

The Speaker Series showcases talented, innovative individuals from our area doing important work for our communities, often in a national perspective. Our distinguished speakers have included former Senator Hugh Segal, Gord Sinclair of The Tragically Hip, The Right Honourable Paul Martin, economist and former senior public servant Don Drummond, journalist Tony Burman, author and philanthropist Lawrence Scanlan.

Learn. Envision change. Discover your personal philanthropic cause. Act.

If you are interested in community development, the environment, arts and culture, youth, health and social service, recreation, and other topics that matter to our community – this Speaker Series is for you.

It is one of the ways the Foundation fulfills our mission “to serve our community as a resource and partner”.

If you would like to be informed of upcoming events, click here to sign up to our newsletter, or call the Foundation office at 613.546.9696.

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Kingston, ON K7K 2X5
Phone: 613.546.9696
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Email: info@cfka.org