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Port Nelson United Church, the Roseland Community Organization and the Roseland Part Country Club have collaborated on this new speaker series highlighting issues of interest and concern to residents of the Roseland neighbourhood and the wider Burlington community.

From health care to climate change to housing, the needs and opportunities in our community are diverse.  This series presents different perspectives about issues, policies, local implementation and constraints to action.

Please join us in this rich opportunity to inform and stimulate on issues of social and community importance.

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Public Healthcare: Faster, Better, Smarter

Monday, October 30, 2023 – 7 p.m.

Dr. Bob Bell served as Ontario’s Deputy Minister of Health from 2014 to 2018. Prior to this role, he worked as President and Chief Executive Officer of University Health Network (UHN) for nine years. Today, he provides advice to a number of private and public organizations and serves as a director on not-for-profit and corporate boards. He has published three novels, with all proceeds from these books benefiting UHN foundations.

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Climate and Human Migration

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 – 7 p.m.

A former Canadian diplomat and award-winning teacher, Dr. Robert McLeman studies how changes in the environment influence the well-being of households and communities. His research projects have investigated historical drought-related migration on the Great Plains, adaptation to climate change in remote and resource-dependent communities, drivers of modern-day settlement abandonment, and the effects of environmental events and conditions in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean on international migration to Canada.

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How do we get to 29,000? – Panel Discussion 

Monday, March 4, 2024 – 7 p.m.

Ontario has set robust targets for new housing development in the coming years. Each community in Ontario has its own goals as access to affordable housing becomes a growing concern.

Join Burlington Ward 4 Councillor Shawna Stolte, West End Home Builders Association CEO Mike Collins-Williams, and City of Burlington Manager of Policy and Community Alison Enns for a panel discussion moderated by Don Baxter to hear first-hand about the challenges and opportunities of building 29,000 new housing units.

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