Expanding the Circle: What Reconciliation and Inclusive Economic Growth Can Mean for the Métis Nation and Canada


OTTAWA, NOV. 6, 2017 – 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 hosting a conference on Métis Economic Reconciliation on Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Winnipeg’s Convocation Hall with an exciting agenda.

This conference focuses on creating and increasing economic opportunities for the Métis Nation and igniting the next generation of Métis entrepreneurship.

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 second in a three-part series of conferences on reconciliation and inclusive economic growth.

Can’t make it to the event? Watch the conference live starting at 9 a.m. Central / 10 a.m. Eastern on the PPF YouTube channel.

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-          To watch the first conference in the Expanding the Circle series, click here.

News media are welcome to cover the event. Please contact us to register.



The Public Policy Forum works with all levels of government and the public service, the private sector, Indigenous groups, labour, post-secondary institutions and NGOs to improve policy outcomes for Canadians. As a non-partisan, member-based organization, we work from "inclusion to conclusion," by convening discussions on fundamental policy issues and by identifying new paths forward. For 30 years, the PPF has broken down barriers among sectors, contributing to meaningful change that builds a better Canada.

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