6 March 2017 - 7:00pm

Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

The Walrus Foundation, in partnership with the Order of Canada and Canada 150, presents an extraordinary national tour focusing on the future of our country and featuring fifty members of the Order of Canada and fifty youth leaders. The tour will run from March 1 to June 1, 2017.

The Walrus Talks Conversations about Canada: We Desire a Better Country will provide Canadians with opportunities to participate and celebrate together, fostering a deeper understanding of Canada, its people, and what it means to be Canadian. This series will recognize and promote exceptional Canadian people, places, achievements, and events that continue to shape our country. 

Seven speakers. Seven minutes each.


  • John Kim Bell, conductor, composer, and founder of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation and Awards
  • Jordan Bennett, visual artist
  • Kyla Kakfwi Scott, founding member, Dene Nahjo
  • Bob McDonald, host, CBC's Quirks & Quarks
  • Sylvia Pascua-Matte, member, Prime Minister’s Youth Council
  • Shelagh Rogers, host, CBC's The Next Chapter and chancellor, University of Victoria
  • Zoe Todd, alumna Trudeau scholar, assistant professor of anthropology, Carleton University 

Register here

Zoe Todd

Zoe is examining the impact of mining development in the Northwest Territories on women's subsistence fishing

2011 Scholars