The twin transitions taking place across societies – towards net-zero and digital – will be at the heart of community economic development in Canada over the next decade. Smaller and remote communities face unique challenges across this country, and now, a whole host of unique new opportunities.
Canada 2020 is thrilled to be launching a significant new research report authored by Matthew Mendelsohn on the economic future of Canada’s rural and smaller communities, after a one year project of research and convening to learn from local and global experience, with support from TELUS.
Join us on Thursday, December 1 for the launch of this new research, and hear from Canada’s Minister of Rural Economic Development the Hon. Gudie Hutchings, Canada 2020 Senior Fellow Matthew Mendelsohn, Shorefast Founder & CEO Zita Cobb, Chief Kelly LaRocca of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Bradford West Gwillimbury Councillor Jonathan Scott, and Smart Prosperity Senior Director Mike Moffatt on a practical agenda for how policy and programs can be designed with all communities in mind.
The future of rural Canada and supporting community economies
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Thursday, December 1, 2022
Canada 2020 Studio – 3rd Floor, 35 O’Connor Street, Ottawa
Light lunch refreshments provided at 12 noon, program begins at 12:15 PM
The Hon. Gudie Hutchings
Canada’s Minister of Rural Economic DevelopmentBiography
Shorefast Founder & CEOBiography
Canada 2020 Senior FellowBiography
Bradford West Gwillimbury CouncillorBiography
Smart Prosperity Senior DirectorBiography
Chief Kelly LaRocca
Chief of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First NationBiography