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CIC Edmonton: The Crippling Costs of COVID-19: A Critical Test for Democratic Solidarity

November 22, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm MST

Join CIC Edmonton for our first In-Person event this Fall!

On Tuesday, November 22 2022, CIC Edmonton will be hosting Jean-François Tardif, for an in-depth conversation on the lasting consequences of the pandemic, referred to as “scarring”, and to take your questions.

The two years after the onset of COVID-19 has not been sufficient to bring back health systems to pre-pandemic levels or to offset learning gaps. With significant donor funding going to supporting Ukraine and higher interest rates crippling highly indebted low-income countries (LICs), the combined effect of other crises can send many LICs down a spiral of dysfunctionality and social tensions that could lead to catastrophic unrest and disruptions.

How will these obstacles impact how SDG goals are attained? What can be done to address the gaps caused by COVID-19 scarring? Join our speaker, Jean Francois Tardif, to hear his take on the solution to these multi-level crises.

Topic: The Crippling Costs of COVID-19: A critical test for Democratic Solidarity

Speaker: Jean-François Tardif, Results Canada

Where: Edmonton Public Library – Stanley A. Milner Library (Downtown) (7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton)

When: November 22nd 2022 at 6PM – 7:30PM

Cost: Free

After the event, we will provide coffee and refreshements and an opportunity to network.

All are welcome but there is limited space. To ensure you can attend, please register.


About our Speaker:

Jean-François Tardif is an independent consultant in international development and adviser on economic issues at Results Canada, one of the largest international development advocacy organizations. He is an active participant in the Leadership Collaborative To End Ultra-Poverty and has led research on the Global State of Ultra-Poverty. Prior to this, Jean-François devoted much of his efforts to supporting the growth of citizen advocacy groups in Africa and around the world. From 2011 to 2013, he was Executive Director of Results Canada, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation. Previously, Jean-François had a long career in the federal government, holding the positions of Principal Negotiator, Director and Chief Federal Negotiator on Aboriginal Land Claims, then Director General and Secretary General of the Public Service Commission. He holds a degree (MBA) from the Paris Business School with a specialization in public/health organizations, a degree from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (political economy) and a Master’s degree in Policy Analysis from Université Laval.


CIC Edmonton respectfully acknowledges we are based in Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place of cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.



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