Expanding the Circle: What Reconciliation and Inclusive Economic Growth Can Mean for First Nations and Canada

When: Mercredi 15 Février 2017, 9h00

Where: The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa Ontario

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Our exciting speaker lineup includes:

And featuring keynote speaker Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada: 

Additional speakers include:

Chief Lynn Acoose, Sakimay First Nation
Chief Reginald Bellerose, Muskowekwan First Nation
Dr. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
JP Gladu, CEO, Canadian Council on Aboriginal Business
Manny Jules, Chief Commissioner, First Nations Tax Commission
Andrew Leach, Chair, National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association
Dr. Wilton Littlechild, former Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Economic reconciliation is not only the fair and right thing to do, but there’s a strong business case for it as well. Canada’s economy would grow by $27.7 billion annually if barriers preventing Indigenous Canadians from participating in the Canadian economy were removed, according to a recent report by the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board. 

The Public Policy Forum is pleased to partner with the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board, the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada to deliver the first in a three-part series of conferences on reconciliation and inclusive economic growth. This conference will focus on First Nations, with subsequent conferences focused on Inuit and Métis communities.

*Stay tuned- more speakers to be confirmed! 

For more information or to inquire about subsidized ticket prices, please contact the Forum's Project Assistant, Katherine Chirke, at 613-238-7858 x243, or at katherine.chirke@ppforum.ca