A special collaboration between the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation and Kim Samuel, Professor of Practice at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID).

We are honoured to announce the second of our lectures as part of our Winter 2017 Series. The Sauvé Forum Series showcases inspiring personal and organizational stories about overcoming social isolation. We invite you to help us explore the power and role of social connectedness in today’s challenging global context by joining us for a convivial and casual evening of dialogue.

The event will be in English, is open to the public, and will be held at 1514 Ave. Docteur-Penfield in Montreal. Refreshments will be served.

Holistic Approaches to Global Challenges and Building Social Connectedness
March 9, 2017 – 5pm – 7pm

In 2010, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales published Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World. The book argues that the solutions to our most pressing modern challenges, from climate change to poverty, must be rooted in attempts at regaining a balance with nature. This holistic approach takes the discussion of sustainability and climate change in a new direction, incorporating the traditional wisdom of our past with the modern science of our present to create a new vision for our world. Similarly, Indigenous Peoples Worldviews, expressed in Canada and around the world, are based on the inter-relationships between all life forms, emphasizing the connection between all human activities, living and non-living elements and natural phenomena.

This discussion at the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation on March 9th will explore how these perspectives apply globally today and can help inform new approaches grounded in holistic principles. We will also discuss how these principles can contribute towards the development of effective policy and program solutions that build social connectedness.

Guest speakers: Ian Skelly, Co-Author of Harmony, TV & Radio Broadcaster at the BBC, Advisor and Speech Writer for HRH The Prince of Wales; Kenneth Deer, Expert – International Indigenous Issues, Educator and Journalist.

Moderator: Kim Samuel, Professor of Practice, Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University.

Event Details

March 9, 2017 – 5pm-7pm

All events will be in English and are open to the public.
Food and refreshments will be served.

Reservations are not necessary for this event.


Jeanne Sauvé House
1514 Docteur-Penfield Avenue
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1B9
Tel: 514.848.9292
[email protected]


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