We have lined up a spectacular agenda for our upcoming Convention. Please register and join us.
(Note: Schedule subject to change.)

Location: Delta City Centre, Ottawa

Friday, August 5th

1:00 PM - 8:00 PMConvention Registration
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Understanding the process for new Convention goers.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PMOfficial Opening of General Meeting
Chair: Ken Melamed
Co-Chair: Patricia Farnese
5:00 PM - 7:00 PMBreak
Take advantage of a range of excellent dinner spots in downtown Ottawa.
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Opening Ceremonies
Welcoming speeches from Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner, European Green Party MP Évelyne Huytebroeck, and Federal Council President Ken Melamed. Light refreshments will be served.

Keynote: New Zealand Green Party Co-Leader James Shaw.

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Heroes and Heartaches: Stories from the Campaign Trail

Dessert reception hosted in the Delta'a Panorama penthouse.
An open-mic style session for all to share their best and worst stories from the election. Let’s laugh and cry together as we relive the trials and tribulations of 2015. 


Saturday, August 6th

8:00 AM - 3:00 PMConvention Registration
8:00 AM - 9:25 AM

Member’s Session
A session for all GPC members to gather, ask questions and share comments with the leadership and staff. Emily McMillan, Executive Director, will start the session with a brief presentation on the 2015 election.

9:30 AM - 10:25 AMContinuation of General Meeting
10:25 AM - 10:30 AMBreakfast break and movement to workshops.
10:30 AM - 11:25 AMResolutions/Issue Workshops
  1. Policy Resolutions Workshops
  2. Constitutional & Directives Resolutions Workshop
  3. Indigenous Rights Issues in Canada: Lorraine Rekmans, Dawn Lavell-Harvard
  4. A Lego Presentation on Proportional Representation: Daniel Green (en francais)

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Speaker: Bill McKibben
Introduced by Glenn Sollitt
12:00 PM - 12:15 PMLunch is served.
12:15 PM - 12:55 PM

Panel Discussion
Getting Elected as a Green: Peter Bevan-Baker, David Coon, Adam Olsen

1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
Training & Discussion Workshops
  1. Green Engagement and Social Media — Presented by Jeff Braunstein and Thomas Teuwen.
  2. Fairness = Proportional Representation — Presented by Anna Keenan and Paul Gregory. Facilitated by Deputy Leader Bruce Hyer.
  3. Green Community Engagement — Presented by Sonia Theroux.
  4. Organizing at the Municipal Level — Presented by Steve Kisby and Jacquie Miller.
  5. Energy East Strategy Session — Presented by Daniel Green.
1:55 PM - 2:00 PMMovement to table talks, afternoon refreshments available.
2:00 PM - 2:55 PMTable Talks

Interactive roundtable discussion sessions to share experiences, solve problems, and glean practical advice. These are the epitome of peer-to-peer learning. There will be no slideshows or presentations during these sessions, only discussion. Each table will have key subject matter experts to lead the conversation and all attendees are encouraged to move around the room and to ask plenty of questions. Often conversations continue throughout the event and into the evenings. It is a great way to build relationships with your peers who have similar goals, objectives, and struggles.

Topics will include ideas like campaign planning, green media action, starting an EDA, fundraising, carbon fee and dividend and others!

3:00 PM - 4:00 PMPlenary Session
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMReflections on the Election and the Greens' Path Forward
Frank Graves
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gala Reception & Dinner
Hosted by Deputy Leaders Daniel Green and Bruce Hyer.

  1. Your Party, Your Vision, Your Action: Inspiration from across Canada — a series of Green Party speakers from coast to coast to coast who will share what inspires and motivates them about being part of the Green movement in Canada
  2. International Trade Critic Paul Manly — Standing against the TPP
  3. Keynote: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May
9:00 PM - 12:00 AMMingling & Hospitality Suite

Sunday, August 7th

7:30 AM - 8:00 AMInter-Faith Service: Earth-Spirit Ritual led by Heather Eaton
Yoga on the Hill
8:30 AM - 10:00 AMLet’s Get Working on Proportional Representation
Facilitator: Anna Keenan.
A round table session for Green Party members to create an action plan for moving forward together in communities across the country. Including a proposal and discussion about continuous policy development.
10:00 AM - 10:15 AMMovement to plenary session, breakfast refreshments available.
10:15 AM - 11:45 AMFinal Plenary Session
11:45 AM - 12:00 PMClosing and Adjournment
12:30 AM - 5:00 PMFederal Council Meeting
Members in good standing welcome as observers.