Minister of Foreign Affairs’ itinerary for Equal Rights Coalition Global Conference

Media advisory

August 4, 2018 - The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Roberto Ampuero, Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will co-host the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) Global Conference, which will take place from August 5 to August 7, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Photo opportunities and media availabilities will be held throughout the program.

Note: all events take place in Vancouver.

Schedule of events for August 5, 2018

Event: Marching in 40th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade with Equal Rights Coalition delegates
Time: Noon PT
Location: Robson Street 
Notes for media:

  • Open coverage

Event: Reception for ERC Global Conference
Time: 6 p.m. PT
Notes for media:

  • Closed to media

Event: High-level working dinner
Time: 7:30 p.m. PT 
Notes for media:

  • Closed to media

Schedule of events for August 6, 2018

Event: Outreach event with civil society organizations
Time: 9:30 a.m. PT
Notes for media:

  • Closed to media

Event: Official opening of ERC Global Conference
Time: 10:30 a.m. PT
Location: Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street
Notes for media:

  • Open coverage
  • Media must present press credentials
  • Ministers Freeland and Ampuero to deliver remarks
  • Panel discussion to be moderated by Minister Freeland
  • This event will be live-streamed on Facebook and on Twitter

Event: “Family photo”
Time: 12:10 p.m. PT
Location: Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street
Notes for media:

  • Open coverage
  • Media must present press credentials
  • Photo opportunity only

Event: Media availability with Minister Freeland
Time: 1 p.m. PT
Location: Plaza (outside), Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street
Notes for media:

  • Open coverage
  • Media must present press credentials

Schedule of events for August 7, 2018

Event: Leaving no one behind—Canada’s role in advancing LGBTI human rights globally
Time: 5:30 p.m. PT
Location: Morris J. Wosk Centre, Simon Fraser University, 580 West Hastings Street
Notes for media:

  • Open coverage
  • Panel discussion with stakeholders
  • This event will be live-streamed on Facebook and on Twitter

Contacts

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Global Affairs Canada
343-203-7700
media@international.gc.ca
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