Client Profile

Industry / Sector: Private and Nonprofit Partnership

6 Degrees is a global event platform designed to discuss issues on citizenship and inclusion in the 21st century. 6 Degrees is an initiative of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), co-founded and co-chaired by The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada, and John Ralston Saul, one of Canada’s leading intellectuals.

On April 24, 2017, the ICC co-presented 6 Degrees Vancouver in partnership with Vancity, Simon Fraser University (SFU) Public Square and Simon Fraser University (SFU) International.

6 Degrees Vancouver was a tremendous success, involving the brightest minds and the boldest methods. It brought to Vancouver thinkers, doers, business executives, artists, politicians, and civil society leaders together in order to have a real discussion about how we can build more inclusive societies.


To collaborate with multiple partners and stakeholders to conceptualize the theme as well as design a meaningful event to engage Canadians on the Westcoast on the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion.


Successfully leveraged the 6 Degrees platform to create connection, spark conversation, demonstrate artistic representation as well as convene and engage a sold out audience (300+ guests) to explore their Canadian identity. The co-created program featured a curated agenda to ensure opportunities for thought-provoking dialogue and meaningful engagement. Attendees heard from respected speakers and were also given opportunities to engage in deeper conversations in small breakout groups to share their diverse perspectives and experiences.

The design of the event experience was the most important outcome from the event, inspiring the Vancouver community with thought-provoking ideas and reflections from the 15+ speakers that took part at 6 Degrees Vancouver. This event was a full house packed with a diverse audience of some of the most relevant public and private sector leaders, all of whom came out of the event with learnings that they expressed to us they would be applying in their respective organizations.

Our Learnings

This high-profile event required thoughtful and strategic planning, and effective program management across all stakeholders. The result was a seamlessly executed initiative that exceeded expectations.