SIGNALS’ 21st Gala!

You’re invited to SIGNALS’ 21st Gala! This year’s gala will be hosted on January 26, 2024, from 6 pm to 10 pm at Lago, located at 1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway in Ottawa. See below for parking information.


Buy your ticket before January 22nd, 2024 2PM! If you are interested in buying a ticket, click the link:

Note: Any ticket purchased after the deadline will not be guaranteed preferred seating

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Transportation/Parking Information


The current designated alternate lot is at the corner of Champagne and Carling (accessible from Carling on both sides). Parking is free.


If you are taking the bus from Carleton University, you can take #2 towards Bayview and get off at Preston/Carling (D). Click here to plan your travel by bus or train.


Dr. Ingrid Waldron will be discussing ‘From Africville to Wet’suwet’enLegacies of Struggle & Resistance in the Fight Against Environmental Racism in Canada’ at this year’s Gala.

She is a Professor and HOPE Chair in Peace and Health in the Global Peace and Social Justice Program in the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University. Her research focuses on environmental and climate justice in Black, Indigenous, and other racialized communities; mental illness and dementia in Black communities, and COVID-19 in Black and South Asian communities. Ingrid is the author of the book There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities, which was turned into a 2020 Netflix documentary of the same name and was co-produced by Waldron, actor Elliot Page, and Ian Daniel. She is the founder and Director of the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities, and Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project) and helped develop the federal private members bill a National Strategy Respecting Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice (Bill C-226). Bill C-226 is now at Senate, where it could become the first environmental racism legislation in Canada. Dr. Waldron is currently writing her next book entitled From the Enlightenment to Black Lives Matter: The Impact of Racial Trauma on Mental Health in Black Communities, which will trace experiences of racial trauma in Black communities in North America and the UK from the colonial era to the present.

Dress Code

This gala will be semi-formal. For inspiration, check out previous gala photos for reference: Click here


Each year, our SIGNALS Gala is sponsored by various parties to make the gala more affordable. If you are interested in sponsoring the gala, please contact us at and we will forward you more information.

If you have questions, please contact SIGNALS at or message us on our social media.