Finalists Announced

2021 Global
Pluralism Award

Finalists Announced

In recognition of outstanding achievements to support more inclusive societies worldwide, the renowned international Jury selected 10 finalists for the 2021 Global Pluralism Award.

Bahiya, The Little Zebra

A conversation on the critical need for diverse representation in children’s literature

Join us for an online dialogue hosted by the Global Centre for Pluralism to celebrate the launch of the print edition of Bahiya: The Little Zebra from African Bureau Stories, with opening remarks by former Governor General of Canada and the Centre’s Board member, the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson.

The Moment of Encounter:

History, Disruptions, and Transformations

Join the Global Centre for Pluralism and the University of British Columbia for a livestream of the 2021 Annual Pluralism Lecture on May 19th with Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King, in conversation with Nahlah Ayed of CBC Ideas.

Beyond Recovery

The Power of Pluralism in a Divided Age

Around the world, people are talking about recovery from the pandemic. How do we push beyond recovery to repair major fault lines and build an equitable future for all? We’ve heard from our network of pluralism champions around the world about what #BeyondRecovery means in their communities.

Talking About Racism in the Classroom

Policy Recommendations

Read “From Reflection to Action: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Schools”, our latest policy brief recommending concrete actions for education leaders.


Annual Pluralism Lecture

In lieu of our postponed 8th #AnnualPluralismLecture, watch our highlights of some of the incredible #WordsofPluralism these pluralism thought leaders shared that can guide us as we move into #2021.

Our Mission

To influence perspectives, inform policies and inspire pathways to advance pluralism.

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Announcement of 10 finalists for 2021 Global Pluralism Award

Chosen from 500 nominations by a Jury of experts, 10 global finalists have been selected for contributions to advancing pluralism and…

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Reimagining Canada Day

A Blog Post

Let’s use July 1st as an opportunity to learn about Canada, not only what we thought we knew, but all…

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Bahiya, The Little Zebra

Launch of the Print Edition

Featuring 2019 Global Pluralism Award recipient Deborah Ahenkorah in conversation with author Nahida Esmail and illustrator Randa Abubakr, about their…

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Beyond Recovery: The Power of Pluralism in a Divided Age

A Panel Discussion

Join leading experts in conflict prevention, history and politics, Comfort Ero, Kim Ghattas, and Wendell Adjetey, to discuss how societies…

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Meredith Preston McGhie: It’s Time We Change the Table in Peace Processes

Blog Post

Read Secretary General Meredith Preston McGhie’s blog on women’s leadership in peace and security in honour of International Women’s Day…

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Launch of Policy Recommendations for Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Schools

Press Release

The Centre “From Reflection to Action: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Schools,” a policy brief that recommends concrete actions for…

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The Mediator’s Studio

An Oslo Forum podcast featuring stories on peace processes and peace diplomacy.