4th Annual Indigenous Economic Development Forum

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On November 27, Canada 2020 is continuing the conversation on Indigenous economic development in Canada by hosting our 4th annual forum in Ottawa.

The Forum will emphasize the urgent need to keep up the momentum on Indigenous economic reconciliation and development, and will highlight success stories and innovative new approaches to expanding economic and educational opportunities with Indigenous communities across the country.

The program includes a full day of panel discussions, keynotes, presentations and networking, as well as an evening dinner event for participants and other special guests working to advance Indigenous economic development opportunities in Canada and around the world.

Registration is now open.

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Click here to download the Forum Agenda.

Following up on our previous conversation on economic reconciliation, Canada 2020 will host a full-day program and dinner event in Ottawa featuring discussions about the state of connectivity, infrastructure development, skills, training and entrepreneurial supports for Indigenous communities across Canada.

Registrants can join the Forum, the Dinner or both. Pricing is as follows (+ HST):

  • Forum: $195.00
  • Dinner Event: $195.00* – SOLD OUT
  • Forum + Dinner Event: $340 – SOLD OUT

* Tables of 10 available ($1800.00) – SOLD OUT

UPDATE: Please note that the Forum and Dinner Event will now be held at THE WESTIN OTTAWA in the TWENTYTWO BALLROOM.

Canada 2020 is also pleased to be working with a number of Indigenous entrepreneur and youth networks, as well as other charitable and NGO programs supporting indigenous education and empowerment. If you are interested in applying for our support program, or would like more information, please contact mira@canada2020.ca.

Featured Participants

  • Chloe Ferguson
    The Early Years Program Director, The Martin Family Initiative
  • Clint Davis
    President & CEO, North 35 Capital Partners
  • Dawn Madahbee Leach
    General Manager, Waubetek
  • Goldy Hyder
    President & CEO, Business Council of Canada
  • Hon. Anne McLellan
    Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones Bio
  • Jace Meyer
    Indigenous Entrepreneurship Lead, Shopify
  • Jennifer Harper
    CEO, Cheekbone Beauty
  • Madora Moshonsky
    Senior Advisor, Indigenous Banking Unit, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
  • Michael Wernick
    Former Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada
  • Natan Obed
    President | ITK, Canada’s National Inuit Leader
  • Patrice Gilbert
    Vice President, Human Resources, Agnico Eagle
  • Penny Favel
    Vice President, Environment, Land & Indigenous Relations, TC Energy
  • Peter Forton
    President & CEO, Capital for Aboriginal Prosperity & Entrepreneurship (CAPE) Fund
  • Phil Fontaine
    OC, OM, former National Chief of AFN, activist, and advisor on Indigenous relations
  • Photinie Koustavlis
    Director General, Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)
  • Richard Storrie
    President & CEO, Diavik
  • Right Honourable Paul Martin
    Former Prime Minister of Canada Bio
  • Sean McFarling
    Legal Counsel, LiUNA
  • Sheldon Wuttunee
    President & CEO, Saskatchewan First Nations Natural Resource Centre of Excellence

VenueThe Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4 CA