Northern Innovation Symposium 


The Northern Innovation Symposium, hosted each fall at the Near North Enviro-Education Centre , brings together Scholars, Scientists, Political Leaders, and Citizens to discuss issues facing rural communities in Canada.  In 2017 it featured six thought leaders from indigenous and non-indigenous communities to share their perspectives and knowledge in the areas included in the three pillars of NNEEC: Rural Environmental and Economic Sustainability, and the Enhancement of Social Diversity. 

The 2019 Symposium will focus on Climate Change and its impact on rural communities.


Swim Program


NNEEC launched a swim program in 2019 recognizing the need in the community and the synergies with our vision of creating opportunites to appreciate our enviroment and create future leadership.

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Forest and Climate Change Study


NNEEC has joined the efforts of the international community in monitoring the effects of climate change to the forest.  A one-hectare area has been divided into 25 quadrats; this will be the location of the targeted study.  We join dozens of other organisations in providing scientific data to researchers who are trying to determine the effect of climate change on the forests and investigate ways of mitigating the negative impacts.  Each year NNEEC will gather data through compiling data on various aspects of the tree such as the girth, height, health and more. 





Rural communities face unique challenges, NNEEC is committed to working with academics and others on finding solutions

Community Adventure Program 


Launched in the summer of 2017,  NNEEC is providing opportunities for employment, and educating young leaders, while providing an active, educational and fun day program for children ages seven to fourteen.  The program is a pilot project in developing new economic and employment opportunities within rural communities

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Rural Canada Model and Partnership Projects 


NNEEC is exploring opportunities with  industry, educational institutions and government to become an incubator for ideas and a testing ground for potential solutions.


Collaboration with our Indigenous Neighbours


NNEEC is committed to the principles of Reconciliation and is exploring opportunities for partnerships

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