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Parkland Institute 2021 Conference

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed and exacerbated many of the world's problems. Even as the COVID-19 crisis evolves, we must return our attention to those issues. We also face the challenges of tackling the climate crisis, addressing growing inequality and racism, and impending government austerity. But there is an urgent desire for transformation and action to address systemic issues and the ongoing legacy of racism and colonialism that sparked Black Lives Matter and the decolonization movement. We must seize this opportunity to transform the social and economic structures of Alberta and our world to build a more just, more sustainable society. “Building back better” is not enough. We can and must begin to build the kind of future we need. This year’s Parkland Institute annual conference explores how to build that future.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Sharlene Oliver at or visit the Parkland Institute website or the conference website.


Conference Registration

If you have donated at least $500 to Parkland Institute in the last 12 months, you qualify for free registration. If you are not currently a Parkland supporter, you can qualify by making a one-time or monthly donation at
If you are unsure of your status, please contact Sharlene Oliver at or 780-863-6394