Program & Registration

The Creating Inclusive Economies conference is the definitive event in Canada  to learn how public, private, and civil society sectors can collaborate and innovate to enhance the economic and social well-being of rural individuals and businesses.

Early Bird pricing available until September 15  - Get your tickets today !

Day 1: September 28, 2021: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Day 2: September 29, 2021: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

 

 

Program is subject to change.

Visit our Program page often for speaker and presentation updates.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Recovery, Resilience and Rural Economy

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tuesday

10:00 a.m.

Dr. Kathleen Kevany, President, Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) and Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University 

State of Rural Canada Report Launch

Tuesday

10:40 a.m.

“Rural Opportunities, Recovery and Resiliency in Changing Times” 

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Tuesday

10:50 a.m.

State of Rural Canada

Sponsor Speaker

Tuesday

11:40 a.m.

To be announced

Break

Tuesday

12:00 p.m.

Break

Keynote: Trade Impacts on Rural Manitoba

Tuesday

1:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Mariette Mulaire, President and CEO of the World Trade Centre Winnipeg.

 

Q&A session will follow the keynote presentation

Breakout Sessions

Tuesday

1:35 p.m.

For a full description of all Day 1 Breakout Sessions, please download the document here.

Concurrent Panel Sessions and Presentations

Tuesday

2:50 p.m.

  • Migration, Population Change and Connection to Community: Through an Economic Lens

  • Getting to Work: Exploring Labour Market Dynamics in Rapidly Changing Rural Communities

  • Walking Through Lightly

  • Advancing Rural Policy Through Horizontal Relationships: Key Insights from a Pan-Canadian Initiative

Social

Tuesday

3:45 p.m.

New Researchers Forum


A forum for emerging scholars and graduate students with a focus on the challenges new rural researchers are encountering at the beginning of their careers.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Community Economic Development, Trade Impact, and Inclusion

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Wednesday

10:00 a.m.

John Buck, President and CEO, CEDEC 

Sponsor Speaker

Wednesday

10:15 a.m.

To be announced

Keynote:

Wednesday

10:25 a.m.

Rémi Massé, Director General, Les Halles d'innovation et de Formation avancée.

 

Q&A session will follow the keynote presentation.

Signature Expert Panel: “Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges Between Public-Private-Civil Society Sectors”

Wednesday

11:15 a.m.

Panel Moderator:

•    John Buck, President and CEO, CEDEC

 

Panelists:

  • Carl-Éric Guertin, Director General, Réseau des Économusées

  • Lidia Divry, Laval développement économique

  • Trent Fequet, President and CEO, Steel River Group

Break

Wednesday

12:00 p.m.

Break

Presentation

Wednesday

1:00 p.m.

Shayna Jones, Black and Rural Project.

Keynote

Wednesday

1:40 p.m.

Alexander Reford, Director, Les Jardins de Métis (Reford Gardens)

Q&A session will follow the keynote presentation.

Breakout Sessions

Wednesday

2:40 p.m.

For a full description of all Day 2 Breakout Sessions, please download the document here.

Closing Remarks

Wednesday

4:05 p.m.

John Buck, CEDEC, and Dr. Kathleen Kevany, CRRF

CRRF Annual General Meeting

Wednesday

4:30 p.m.

Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) Annual General Meeting

Social

Wednesday

5:15 p.m.

To be announced