Past events

November 3, 2017 - Tidemark Theater, Campbell River, British Columbia
November 3, 2017 Haig-Brown Lecture

June 9, 2015 - Ottawa Marriott Hotel - Ottawa, Ontario
Families in Canada Conference 2015

May 1, 2015 - Princess Margaret Secondary, Surrey, BC
Keynote Speech - Child Honouring in the Digital Age

February 11, 2015 - Salt Spring Elementary
Raffi speaks on Child Honouring in the Digital Era

June 13, 2014 - New Brunswick
New Brunswick Draft Bill of Rights to protect Children's Health from Environmental Hazards

May 8, 2014 to May 11 2014 - Saint Paul University Residence and Conference Centre - 201 Main Street, Ottawa
Conference Nonviolence: A Weapon of the Strong (Mahatma Gandhi) Advancing Nonviolence, Spirituality, and Social Transformation

April 4, 2014 to Apr 5 2014 - Coast Plaza Hotel - Vancouver, BC.
Food for Thought: Progressive Governance Forum

February 21, 2014 to Feb 23 2014 - Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa, Galiano Island, BC
5th Annual Galiano Literacy Festival

October 9, 2013 - Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch, Alice MacKay Room - 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Book Club Event

December 1, 2012 - George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College, University of Toronto - 15 Devonshire Place
Tribute to the Life and Work of Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

November 3, 2012 - Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton, AB
RAFFI - 2012 Early Childhood Conference: A Child's Journey

September 16, 2012 - Salt Spring Island's Annual Fall Fair - Farmers Institute
Raffi performs at the Salt Spring Fall Fair

September 5, 2012 - All Saints By-the-Sea - 110 Park Drive, Salt Spring Island
Music and Munch Performance

August 16, 2012 - Moncton, New Brunswick
RAFFI - International Summer Course on the Rights of the Child

May 25, 2012 to May 26 2012 - Telus Spark Science Centre - Calgary, Alberta

April 28, 2012 - University of Virginia's College at Wise
RAFFI - ECE Conference

April 20, 2012 - Turnbull School, Ottawa ON
RAFFI - Turnbull School Celebrate Earth Day and their
“Emerald School” Award for Environmental Responsibility

February 17, 2012 - Belmont Secondary School - 3067 Jacklin Road, Langford, BC
RAFFI - CUPE Pro-D Day for School District #62

November 26, 2011
Elizabeth May & Raffi
'Children, Youth & Democracy'
Salt Spring Island

November 19, 2011
RAFFI - TEDx Victoria

November 11, 2011 to Nov 12 2011
RAFFI on Child Honouring
Adlerian Conference (Pre-event)

October 27, 2011
RAFFI - International Children's Wellness Symposium
(part of Legacy of ideas centennial series)

June 2, 2011
RAFFI - Global Summit on Ending Corporal Punishment and Promoting Positive Discipline

May 14, 2011
RAFFI - North American Society of Adlerian Psychology - Victoria, BC

May 4, 2011
RAFFI - Retired Ontario Teachers District #47 Vancouver Island chapter - Duncan, BC

March 1, 2011 - Coquitlam, BC
RAFFI - Evergreen Cultural Centre

Raffi Appearances


Jun 9 2015 - Ottawa Marriott Hotel - Ottawa, Ontario

Families in Canada Conference 2015

Raffi attended this event as a Panelist that served to explore families from the perspective of law enforcement, the justice system and human rights.

What was the Families in Canada Conference 2015 all about?

Canada is a nation built of families, and everything in our lives – the experiences that shape us, the expectations that guide us and the aspirations we hold close for ourselves our loved ones – starts in the family home.If we want to live in a society where families engage and thrive in a caring and compassionate society, grounded in a robust and prosperous economy, which supports and is supported by an inclusive and vibrant culture that resides in a safe and sustainable environment, then we need to fully understand Canada’s families and everything they face.This desire to understand is why, during their 50th anniversary year, the Vanier Institute of the Family hosted the Families in Canada Conference 2015. This event was an opportunity to engage in catalytic conversations with Canadian leaders from diverse professions, disciplines and backgrounds who will bring their unique perspective to important discussions about the issues and experiences faced by families today.

More info go to their website:


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