Upcoming Radical Events in Ottawa

Event Listings: Monday, June 14 – Sunday, June 20

This is the most recent compilation from the Radical Events Ottawa (REO) List. The REO List is a public announcement list for radical events, meetings, protests, and other activities in Ottawa, Ontario, on unceded Algonquin territory. The Punch Up Collective collects submissions and produces this curated weekly compilation of upcoming activities.

Due to COVID-19, we’ve expanded the list of events we would typically include to feature more online activities and actions, including some that are not specific solely to the Ottawa area. 

Would you like to see your event included in the next REO list? Submit it through this form by the Friday before! Find out more about our submission guidelines and how to subscribe or unsubscribe here.


  1. Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival – June 1-21
  2. June 2021 Pandemic Child Care Survey – June 2-16
  3. Stop Insuring Trans Mountain: Week of Action – June 14 – 21
  4. The CRA’s Prejudiced Audits: Counter-terrorism and Muslim Charities in Canada – June 15, 2pm
  5. Anishnabe Azejicigan: Misogyny, Marriage & The Indian Act – June 15, 7pm
  6. Still in a Prison Pandemic: The Need for Diversion, Decarceration and Vaccination of Prisoners Now – June 16, 7pm
  7. June 20: Cross-Country Day of Action for Status for All – June 20, 1pm
  8. Status For All March – Ottawa Rally – July 25, time tbd


1. Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival – June 1-21
Established in Ottawa in 1996, the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival (SSIF) is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that brings together Indigenous artists, performers, educators, students, and community members to share knowledge and celebrate Canada’s diverse Indigenous cultures. The former 4-day live event takes place in June: coinciding with National Indigenous History Month and closing on National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21). This year’s virtual programming includes The SSIMAs a new national Indigenous music awards program as well as Education Days, streamed performances, interactive family activities, arts and crafts, culinary and cultural workshops including the popular Pow Wow now socially distanced.

Twitter https://twitter.com/ottawasolstice/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/solsticefestivals/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/solsticefestivals/
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYnmJlZdwcGa-6nB6L4mJqA
Website: https://summersolsticefestivals.ca/

2. June 2021 Pandemic Child Care Survey – June 2-16
Online: https://horizonottawa.ca/childcare_study
This has been a long pandemic for anyone working in or dependent on Ottawa’s child care sector .
If you are a parent/guardian of someone in child care and/or someone working in child care in Ottawa, Child Care Now (Ottawa) and Horizon Ottawa want to hear from you!
Please take five minutes to fill out one or both of these surveys developed by ECEs and parents, depending on how you identify. Surveys are available in English, French, and Arabic.
Il s’agit d’une longue pandémie pour toute personne travaillant ou dépendant du secteur de la garde d’enfants d’Ottawa .
Si vous êtes le parent/tuteur d’une personne en garderie et/ou quelqu’un qui travaille en éducation de la petite enfance à Ottawa, Un Enfant, Une Place (Ottawa) et Horizon Ottawa veulent vous entendre!
Veuillez prendre cinq minutes pour remplir l’un ou les deux de ces sondages élaborés par les EPE et les parents, selon la façon dont vous vous identifiez. Les sondages sont disponibles en anglais, français et arabe.

3. Stop Insuring Trans Mountain: Week of Action – June 14 – 21
Online and in-person
Join us for a 𝑾𝑬𝑬𝑲 𝑶𝑭 𝑨𝑪𝑻𝑰𝑶𝑵 from June 14 – 21 targeting the insurance companies enabling the continued operation and expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗠𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻? The Trans Mountain expansion project would transport an additional 590,000 barrels of tar sands oil per day from Alberta to British Columbia, and lead to a 700% increase in oil tankers in the Salish Sea. Many Indigenous communities have consistently and repeatedly rejected the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project – but the Canadian government continues to plough ahead with construction.𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲? Current insurers of the pipeline are complicit in violating Indigenous rights and driving climate change through providing $500 million USD in coverage. Without insurance, the pipeline cannot keep operating, and its expansion can’t be constructed. That makes un-insuring Trans Mountain a critical way to stop the pipeline once and for all.Last year, Indigenous communities and activists pushed three insurance companies to cut ties with the pipeline: Zurich, Munich Re, and Talanx. We are not letting up the pressure.Trans Mountain is currently seeking insurers to back the project in the year to come, with a deadline of August 31. Right now we have a critical window in which to pressure insurers to rule out coverage for the pipeline and make Trans Mountain uninsurable.𝗪𝗲’𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗠𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻:① Liberty Mutual
② Chubb
④ W.R. Berkley
⑤ Lloyd’s
⑥ Starr
⑦ Stewart Specialty Risk Underwriting
⑧ Marsh
𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀! We will turn up the heat on these companies during the Week of Action through protests at office locations, digital actions, and more. Find your local or virtual event below. Stop TMX Week of Action Supporter Toolkit:
http://bit.ly/TMXToolkit Sign up to host an action in your community here:
https://forms.gle/LrrDdu8P62bir7eM7***************************𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 (𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲!):
⚡ Berlin
⚡ Bristol
⚡ Charlotte
⚡ Denver
⚡ Eagle River
⚡ Fairbanks
⚡ Fremont
⚡ Kaneohe
⚡ Ottawa
⚡ Montreal
⚡ Portland
⚡ Seattle
⚡ Rochester
⚡ Thunder Bay
⚡ Toronto
⚡ Vancouver BC
⚡ Victoria

4. The CRA’s Prejudiced Audits: Counter-terrorism and Muslim Charities in Canada – June 15, 2pm
Online. Please register to get the zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZEvd…
Since 2003, a secretive division of the CRA has been targeting Muslim charities for audits without transparency or outside accountability, all under the guise of “countering terrorist financing.”
Join us for a presentation and discussion about how the CRA’s audits, and eventual revocations, are based on a faulty premise rooted in the profiling of Muslim and racialized communities, damaging the Muslim charitable sector and perpetuating systemic racism in national security.
The findings are part of a new report, “The CRA’s Prejudiced Audits: Counter-terrorism and Muslim Charities in Canada” from the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, and will be presented by the report’s author and ICLMG National Coordinator Tim McSorley.
Full report and action at iclmg.ca/prejudiced-audits
The presentation will be recorded, sent to all registrants and posted on our social media, website and youtube channel after the event.

This event is hosted on unceded Algonquin territory. This land must be returned to the jurisdiction of the Algonquin Nation.

5. Anishnabe Azejicigan: Misogyny, Marriage & The Indian Act – June 15, 7pm
Online, register: https://forms.gle/GUMZfYH4EepZq4MB7

This month during Anishnabe Azejicigan, Monique Manatch will talk with Filmmaker Courtney Montour about her new film Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again. Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again shares the powerful story of Mary Two-Axe Earley, who fought for more than two decades to challenge sex discrimination against First Nations women embedded in Canada’s Indian Act and became a key figure in Canada’s women’s rights movement.The gathering will be moderated by Algonquin Knowledge Carrier Monique Manatch.Sign up to attend the discussion on June 15th at 7pm EDT by following this link: https://forms.gle/GUMZfYH4EepZq4MB7
Presented by Indigenous Culture and Media Innovations, in collaboration with Knot Project Space.

6. Still in a Prison Pandemic: The Need for Diversion, Decarceration and Vaccination of Prisoners Now – June 16, 7pm
Online by Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/events/524530211923462
Event Artwork:
ck nosun @ https://www.cknosun.comEvent Graphic:
Sheena Hoszko @ https://www.sheenahoszko.comEvent Description:
Throughout the current global pandemic, the risks and impacts of COVID-19 have been felt most profoundly by people pushed to the margins, including those living and working in congregate settings in so-called Canada. Jails, prisons, and penitentiaries have not been immune to this trend with an infection rate amongst incarcerated people and institutional staff several times that of the general population. As the pandemic continues with more transmissible and virulent variants spreading across the country, this webinar draws on the insights of currently and formerly incarcerated people, their loved ones, and abolitionist organizers engaged in prisoner solidarity and mutual aid work to explore multiple facets of the on-going prison pandemic. Speakers will examine (a) the uneven use of diversion and decarceration measures that have unnecessarily exposed those behind bars to a greater risk of COVID-19 infections, (b) the suppression of rights, privileges and protections for prisoners alongside the ramping-up of torturous conditions of confinement in the name of public health, and (c) the often politicized, coercive and often ineffective roll-out of vaccinations in carceral settings. In assessing the violence of (pandemic) prisons, panellists will highlight the need to work towards their abolition in our lifetime where choosing real safety will translate into building communities, not cages.Event Speakers:
To be announced
Event Sponsors:
Prison Pandemic Partnership, Prisons and Community Health Support Partnership, and the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons

7. June 20: Cross-Country Day of Action for Status for All – June 20, 1pm
On June 20th, Father’s Day / World Refugee Day, wherever you are, gather with friends, family, co-workers and comrades and call for permanent resident status for all migrants, including refugees, students, workers & undocumented people. Confirmed actions:
* VANCOUVER: June 20, 10am, CBC Plaza – https://www.facebook.com/events/307011644289359/
* TORONTO: June 20, 1pm, IRB, 74 Victoria Street, March to City Hall – https://www.facebook.com/events/390836122208603/Organize a COVID-19 safe rally, picket, march, or educational event in in your community. Get in touch with us at info@migrantrights.ca and we can help you organize something in your city! ++++++++Learn more and take action: https://migrantrights.ca/june20/

8. Status For All March – Ottawa Rally – July 25, time tbd
In person, place tba
Join the rally in Ottawa on July 25th to welcome the arrival of the historic March for Status for All from Montreal!Across the country migrants have been organizing for full and permanent immigration status for all. Massive wins have been secured, but there is still a crucial final step to win. We will not stop until everyone has full and permanent immigration status, with no exceptions. We will leave no one behind.From July 18 and to July 25, migrants and their allies will march from Montreal to Ottawa, led by Solidarity Across Borders / Solidarité Sans Frontières, demanding that Justin Trudeau’s government grant full and permanent immigration status for all. Join us in Ottawa to welcome the march!*Time and exact location will be confirmed closer to the date.
*RSVP here: https://migrantrights.ca/marchtoottawa/
*This rally will be in accordance with COVID safe guidelines: we ask all attendees to wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines