The Canada C3 Expedition: The Value and Impact of Experiential Pedagogy

Keynotes and Special Events
Thursday Feb 15   11:15 AM to 12:30 PM (1 hour 15 minutes)
TELUS Convention Centre - Macleod Hall

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In this multimedia presentation, dynamic keynote speaker and educator, Lisa (Diz) Glithero, will share her recent experiences serving as the Education Lead for Canada C3. In 2017, Canada C3 was a Canada 150 Signature Project and involved a 150-day ship-based expedition that left Toronto on June 1st, 2017 and travelled over 25,000 kilometers along Canada’s coastline, arriving in Victoria on October 28th, 2017. Four central themes shaped the Canada C3 Expedition: Reconciliation, Diversity and Inclusion, Youth Engagement, and the Environment. Through these lenses, Lisa will share stories of community and place, the impacts and lessons learned, the emerging legacies of this epic journey, and the transformative value of experiential pedagogy. 

A Canada 150 Signature project, Canada C3 is a 150-day expedition from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage that took place from June 1 to Oct. 28, 2017. It inspired a deeper understanding of our land, our peoples and our country.

Honouring the past and looking towards the future, Canada C3 is exploring the four key themes of Canada 150: Diversity and Inclusion, Reconciliation, Youth Engagement and the Environment.

Local heros, innovative projects and close-knit communities across the country are undertaking creative initiatives within these four themes and actively building a prosperous future for Canada. Canada C3 showcased these inspiring heroes, projects and communities from Atlantic to Arctic to Pacific.

The Canada C3 journey is giving Canadians new perspectives, triggering unexpected connections and sparking fresh ideas on how to build a better Canada.

To reflect the diversity of our country, a diverse group of remarkable Canadians were invited on board, including scientists, artists, Indigenous Elders, historians, community leaders, youth, journalists and educators. Once a participant boards the Canada C3 vessel, they became the eyes and ears of the rest of Canada. Using art, music, research and storytelling, participants elevated our collective knowledge and helped to build human connections.

As our ship travelled from coast to coast to coast, more and more Canadians added their voices to Canada C3 through our events in coastal communities, cross-Canada Museum Hubs, interactive map, live video and more.

Through contributions from every corner of the country, all ages and all walks of life, Canada C3 became a meeting place and platform that lead to long-lasting and meaningful connections, understanding, stories, art, music, scientific research and many important legacies for generations to come.

Join us in looking forward to the next 150 years of Canada and learning about the experience of crew aboard Canada C3.