A Child of War to a Person of Peace

Adrienne Clarkson

Event: Ottawa Peace Talks 2016
Location: Delegation of Ismaili Imamat
Date: 19/04/2016

Madame Adrienne Clarkson is Canada’s 26th Governor General. She shares her personal journey of arriving in Canada as a refugee. She shares her views on the key factors that contribute to creating a sense of belonging, including the role of public education.

Tags: Canada,  Diversity,  Education,  Identity,  Languages,  Peace,  Personal History,  Region,  Respect,  Social Cohesion

Adrienne Clarkson

26th Governor General of Canada (1999-2005)

The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson came to Canada from Hong Kong as a refugee in 1942 and made the astonishing journey from a penniless child refugee to accomplished broadcaster and distinguished public servant in a multi-faceted lifetime. She is the bestselling author of the 2014 CBC Massey Lectures, Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship, Room for All of Us: Surprising Stories of Loss and Transformation, Heart Matters: A Memoir, and a biography of Dr. Norman Bethune, the Canadian hero of the Chinese people. In 2005, she co-founded the Institute for Canadian Citizenship with her husband John Ralston Saul to help new citizens in Canada integrate into Canadian life.