Alternatives' Days 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011 - 18:00 - Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 17:00

Location: Camp Papillon de St-Alphonse de Rodriguez situated in the Lanaudière region. (View the map)


Back for a 17th year!

Since 1994, the Alternatives' Days have been an annual weekend of activities related to current social, economic, political and environmental concerns. Once again, a unique program is being offered this year under the theme of Revolutions Confronting Neo-Liberalism. This theme refers to the Arab Spring and illustrates new developments in global resistance to neoliberalism. Discussions will aim to define strategies and the role that social movements - movements that strive for social justice and ecological alternatives to unsustainable development -  in Canada have to play in this struggle.

Throughout the weekend, activists and artists from within and outside Quebec, as well as international partners, official guests and members of Alternatives will come together to share analyses, reflections and good will. 


The official program of the Alternatives' Days

Simultaneous translation available on site

Four main panels!
  1. Revolutions in the Maghreb and the Middle-East
  2. A Decade after Quebec City 2001: revolutions vs neo-liberalism in the Americas
  3. Quebec's Plan Nord vs social and climate justice: a mining boom for whom?
  4. Social movements and Canada's "conservative" government
18 interactive and practical workshops!

Three sessions of simultaneous workshops on Saturday August 20th, 2011!

More than 50 distinguished speakers on site!
  • Louis Roy, president of the CSN
  • Faïza Skandrani, feminist activist (Tunisia)
  • Ugo Lapointe, Coalition pour que le Québec ait meilleure mine
  • Elyzabeth Peredo, Solon Foundation (Bolivia)
  • Stéphan Corriveau, Boat for Gaza
  • Omar Aktouf, professor at HEC
  • Andrea Harden, The Council of Canadians
  • Alexandre Boulerice, NDP deputy (Rosemont)
  • Leonel Gonzalez, former leader of the Cuban Trade Unions
  • Jacques Létourneau, vice-president of the CSN
  • Louise Vandelac, professor at UQAM
  • Hamouda Soubhi, The Maghreb Social Forum
  • François Saillant, FRAPRU
  • Tony Clarke, Polaris Institute
  • Richard Bergeron, Projet Montreal

Find the complete list in the official program.

Musical performances!
Kiosks and activities!
Thanks to our partners!


Practical information: Transportation, Sleeping, and Eating


Price: includes meals, accommodation, and all taxes. Transportation by bus from Montreal is included for the weekend package ($80/$100). Children under the age of 12 can attend for free.

  • Price for Members of Alternatives: $40 for one day and night; $80 for the whole weekend (3 days and two nights).
  • Price for Non-members: $50 for one day and night; 100$ for the whole weekend (3 days and 2 nights).

Methods of registration:

  • Online: Download and fill out the registration form, send it to Jimmy Lynch ( and pay by credit card using the PayPal button at the bottom of this page.
  • By phone: Simply call us at 514 982 6606 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • By mail: Download and fill out the registration form, and send it with a cheque to: 

Alternatives - Att. Jimmy Lynch
3720 av. du Parc, bureau 300
Montreal QC; H2X 2J1

Please do not send cash by mail.

  • In person: Drop by our office from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm to pay in cash, by cheque or with your credit card. We are located at 3720 Ave. du Parc (at the corner of Pine ave.) on the 3rd floor. 

For online registration by credit card, click on this PayPal button


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More Questions?

For more information, call us at 514 982 6606 or email


Click on the links below to download the program, posters and other information.