Northern Innovation Symposium September 2017:
On September 30th, 2017 the first Northern Innovation Symposium occurred at the Near North Enviro-Education Centre in Sundridge Ontario.
Leading experts from indigenous and non-indigenous communities shared their perspectives and knowledge in four sessions:
rural economic sustainability
moderated forum with all presenters
Sessions included a presentation from each guest speaker, followed by round table discussions among the attendees and presenters.
Each session provided opportunities to --
Share experiences and identify common challenges and strategies to deal with the unique issues facing rural communities and First Nation Reserves; with particular focus on Environmental Sustainability, Economic Sustainability and Social Diversity
Exchange ideas and knowledge between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people as it relates to environmental and economic sustainability and the enhancement of social diversity in rural and First Nation communities
Engage in discussions on important rural issues through a round table format
Explore opportunities and demonstrate shared potential to overcome challenges through cooperation and knowledge exchange
Symposium Thought Leaders:
Rural Economic Sustainability:
Social Diversity Enhancement