Inquiring Minds hosts symposiums and conferences on various topics of interest to the First UU Community.

May 13, 2023: Dialogue on Poverty and Homelessness

Saturday May 13, 2023 at 603 Wellington Crescent

Download the poster: Inquiring Minds Dialogue on Poverty and Homelessness 2023

Inquiring minds poster as described in the text

Why are poverty and homelessness so difficult for our society to solve?

Why is it so common for folks to dismiss the human rights of those who are homeless and/or living in poverty?

Come join this one-day symposium, giving voices to those with lived experience of poverty and homelessness with special attention to human rights, dignity, and safety.

Effective actions by individuals, organizations and governments will be explored.


VOICES OF LIVED EXPERIENCE* 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Keynote: Al Wiebe, Advocate and Trainer with lived experience of homelessness, followed by panelists with lived experience.

*Note: this session will also be available via Zoom for those unable to attend in person. Join the Zoom meeting with this link.


Round table format discussions, with moderator Molly McCracken, featuring:

  • Meaghan Erbus, Director, Network, Advocacy and Education, Harvest Manitoba
  • Levi Foy, ED, Sunshine House
  • Thomas Linner, Provincial Director, MB Health Coalition
  • Desiree McIvor, Indigenous Cultural Programmer, One Just City
  • Jamil Mahmood, ED, Main Street Project
  • Breda Vosters, Director, Grants and Information, RaY
  • Tessa Whitecloud, CEO, Siloam Mission

Free admission, wheelchair accessible

We strive to be accessible and inclusive.

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October 2019: Dialogue on Death

inquiring minds dialogue on death

Inquiring Minds: Dialogue on Death was a series of public events and activities hosted at our church during the month of October 2019.  We had more than 400 attendees participate in 19 events sharing thoughts, ideas and feelings about death, dying and grief.

For a full listing of all the activities, please download the Dialogue on Death 2019 brochure and calendar (PDF 2MB).

Other important materials are shared on the Dialogue on Death Resources page.