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Recruiting New Members

Recruiting New Members

As you know the Academy has continually grown since our inception over 25 years ago. Each year about 11% of our members do not renew for one reason or another. Therefore we constantly seek to replenish our numbers. From our surveys, most people learned about the Academy directly from friends or associates. We encourage you…

Spring Talk #1 – The Resurgence of Anti-Semitism and Extremism in the Age of Social Media

Spring Talk #1 – The Resurgence of Anti-Semitism and Extremism in the Age of Social Media

Bernie Farber gave a very moving, very personal Spring Talk on April 10, 2019, ending with a call to action.A leading expert on hate crimes and long-time CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Farber began with personal stories illustrating why he has fought for social justice his whole life.

Spring Talk #2 – What the Future Looks Like: Preventing and Ending Homelessness in Canada

Spring Talk #2 – What the Future Looks Like: Preventing and Ending Homelessness in Canada

Dr Stephen Gaetz, Director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness at York University and also President of the Homeless Hub, was speaker at the Academy’s second popular Spring Talk  on April 17th. He was introduced to us by Liz Guccione. Dr Gaetz spoke passionately about the need for radical change in our thinking about homelessness…

A Conversation with Tanya Talaga

A Conversation with Tanya Talaga

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Forum # 2 – What the Future Looks Like: Preventing and Ending Homelessness in Canada

Forum # 2 – What the Future Looks Like: Preventing and Ending Homelessness in Canada

Dr. Stephen Gaetz WHEN: April 17, 2019, 10:15 a.m. WHERE: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto, ON M5S 1J5 (corner of St. George Street) ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Stephen Gaetz is a leading scholar on homelessness, and is director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness at York University. He focuses his efforts on conducting research…

Academy Quarterly Review Q1 2019

Academy Quarterly Review Q1 2019

Q1, 2019 Welcome to our March 2019 issue! Handing Over the Reins This will be my last issue as editor for the Academy Quarterly Review. It has been a real pleasure for me to collaborate with the other members of the Communications Committee and our contributing writers and photographers to launch our new format. We…

Spring Talk #1 – The Resurgence of Anti-Semitism and Extremism in the Age of Social Media

Spring Talk #1 – The Resurgence of Anti-Semitism and Extremism in the Age of Social Media

There has been a marked increase in anti-Semitism and hate crimes over the past three years in Canada and North America. Bernie M. Farber explores the history, root causes and the role social media is playing in spreading hate and recruiting extremists.

WHEN: April 10, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto, ON M5S 1J5 (corner of St. George Street)

Celebrating a Successful Year with Academy Friends

Celebrating a Successful Year with Academy Friends

One hundred elegantly dressed Academy members gathered in the familiar surroundings of the Faculty Club on Thursday April 4th to celebrate the end of a long, hard winter with our annual Spring Luncheon. According to event organizer Trudi Armstrong, a recent member survey confirmed the Faculty Club as the venue of choice for Academy luncheons and…

Academy Forum – Laughter is the Best Medicine

Academy Forum – Laughter is the Best Medicine

Kneeling: R. Holloway Front Row: (L to R) L. Tyson, S. Klein, N. Sewards, P. Platt Back Row: (L to R) P. Broadley, M. Reeve, I. Darragh, M. Cole (facilitator) The last forum in the current series – Laughter is the Best Medicine – was held on Wednesday, March 27 at Knox. The lecture room…

With sadness….

With sadness….

It is with sadness that we say a fond farewell to Academy member Chris Gort, who died peacefully on April 2nd after struggling with ALS since 2017. Chris joined the Academy in 2013 on the recommendation of his wife Elaine who joined in 2011. He co-facilitated From Page to Screen (books adapted to film) and…