|Date||Location||Tuition||Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) Point Value|
|September 17-19, 2015||Whitehorse, YT||
More and more, citizens are demanding sustainable economic development instead of growth at all costs. This seminar will show economic developers how to grow their communities with the environment and people in mind. Sessions will examine the green economy and green jobs at all scales, eco and cultural tourism, and green entrepreneurship.
This seminar is co-scheduled with the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) conference to help you get the most value out of your plane ticket to Whitehorse. Registration to the conference is not required at participate in this seminar.
Thursday, September 17
- 8 a.m. - 9 a.m: Registration
- 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m: Building sustainable communities: large and small
- Practical steps to move communities forward
- Envision the community’s future
- Engage community partners and leaders
- Integrate plans, players and projects
- Tools and techniques to move forward
Michael Pealow, principal, Michael Pealow business and economic development consulting, Whitehorse, YK
- 1:30 p.m. -5 p.m: Case studies and success stories
- Identifying sustainable community priorities
- Working with city sustainability coordinators
- Implementing projects for green growth
- Who should be on your team?
- Lessons from past practice
- Cities, remote communities, First Nations
- Assessing opportunities
Lesley Cabott, Cabott Consulting, Whitehorse, YK
Shannon Clohosey, sustainability coordinator, Whitehorse, YK
John Streicker, city councillor, Whitehorse, YK
Friday, September 17
- 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m Urban green economy: converting vision into economic and environmental success
- Introduction to Vancouver’s greenest city action plan
- The Vancouver economic commission’s approach to the green economy
- Overview of green initiatives (including a cleantech accelerator, green & digital demo program, and green enterprise zone)
- Workshop: Integrating green economic development into sustainable/regenerative neighbourhood development
Bryan Buggey, Director, strategic initiatives and sector development, Vancouver economic commission, Vancouver, BC
Juvarya Veltkamp, Manager, green economy initiatives, Vancouver economic commission, Vancouver, BC
- 1:30 p.m- 3 p.m: New jobs, green jobs, knowledge jobs
- Job trends – green job trends (national/provincial/local, disaggregating trends to the local/urban scale)
- Measuring results, tools for analysis of online jobs
- Identifying skill needs, training partners
Joanne O’Connell, Director, Research, ECO Canada, Calgary, AB
Guillermo Cuevas, Research Specialist, ECO Canada, Calgary, AB
- 3:30 p.m-5 p.m: Creating Green Jobs
- Opportunities in different sectors
- Products, services, knowledge
- EcoTourism, cultural tourism
- Brownfield redevelopment
- Downtown renewal
Paul Parker, Director, Economic Development Program, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Saturday, September 19
- 9 a.m-10:30 a.m: Building community resilience
- Transition models for the future
- Land tenure and housing affordability
- Local food systems
- Investment cooperatives
- Lessons from local pilot projects
Michael Lewis, executive director, Canadian Centre for Community Renewal, Vancouver, BC
- 10:45 a.m.- 12 p.m: Green entrepreneurship and opportunity
- Drivers for private partners
- Green entrepreneurship among SMEs
- Public sector market stimulation
- Sectoral initiatives
- Efficiency and local jobs
- Water, waste, transport
- Triple bottom line results
- Measuring results
Paul Parker, Director, Economic Development Program, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Director, strategic initiatives and sector development, Vancouver economic commission
In his role at the Vancouver economic commissioner, Bryan is guiding several initiatives with respect to Vancouver’s greenest city action plan and economic development strategy. These include seeding a large technology and social enterprise accelerator, developing a cleantech demonstration program leveraging municipal assets and infrastructure, and fostering an economic environment that supports innovation and growth in the green economy. In recent years, he has been pulled in to advise on a number of neighbourhood-scale planning and economic development initiatives including an inner city local area plan, a heritage neighbourhood revitalization project, and most recently, the development of the False Creek Flats green enterprise zone.
Bryan brings an exceptional understanding of the economic landscape in Vancouver, with particular expertise on Vancouver’s cleantech, IT, and social innovation sectors. Currently in the midst of landing pilot projects for Vancouver’s Cleantech demonstration program in the False Creek Flats, he brings a vision to the neighbourhood of how new technologies can foster sustainability-centred change.
Bryan is passionate about the transformation of the local economy leveraging innovative technologies, clean energy and sustainable urban design as important tools to achieve that goal. He has an undergraduate degree in economics (regional economic development), a MBA in IT Strategy and is also a graduate of UBC’s summer institute for sustainability.
Principal, Cabott Consulting, Whitehorse, YK
Lesley Cabott is a professional planner, project manager and engagement/communications specialist. She has over twenty-five years of experience working with communities, governments, first nations, businesses, utilities and non-government organizations planning and developing policies and strategies for sustainable futures. Lesley has developed and led community initiatives that have received national and international recognition and helped communities realize their vision.
Lesley’s planning passion is to help empower communities and organizations to share knowledge and stories through innovative and meaningful processes to create sustainable, resilient and healthy communities. This passion has enabled her to become a sought after advisor, being called upon by the Government of Canada, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Royal Town Planning Institute, the Canadian Institute of Planners, The Conference Board of Canada, the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, the Arctic Council, the Northern Research Institute, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and other organizations for advice on northern issues, assessing community wellbeing and adaptive capacity.
Sustainability coordinator, City of Whitehorse, YK
Shannon Clohosey is the manager of environmental sustainability with the city of Whitehorse. In this role she works with all departments to integrate sustainability into city operations and facilitate the implementation of the city’s sustainability plan. In the six years she has held the position, Shannon has worked on projects related to energy efficiency, solar energy, active transportation, and sustainable purchasing. Much of her time recently is spent on the city’s solid waste action plan and increasing waste diversion.
Research specialist, ECO Canada, Calgary, AB
With an MSc in mathematics and 10+ years of experience, Guillermo joined ECO Canada as a research specialist, focusing on analysing labour market information in the environmental sector. Labour market information at ECO Canada starts by creating and maintaining a definitional framework of what environmental work is and is not in Canada. Using the ECO framework, Guillermo conducts research that incorporates traditional techniques (collecting and analysing surveys and census data) and innovative techniques (job posting analyses) that both create current profiles of environmental workers and identify short and long term hiring trends.
Director, research, ECO Canada, Calgary, AB
For the past 20 years, ECO Canada has conducted formal research projects to quantify the size and extent of environmental employment in Canada. Recent years have brought both challenges and opportunities. New research methods are being developed which promise both reduced costs and enhanced applicability. The challenge is to ensure that the changes continue to provide valid data in a time frame which is usable to economic stakeholders.
Joanne is an experienced marketing and social professional, holding the CMRP (Certified Marketing Research Professional) from the Marketing and Research Intelligence Association of Canada. Her work practice has evolved from traditional marketing research work with advertising, public relations and government relations clients, to development of expertise in marketing metrics and analytics, to teaching of research and business information theory and practice at the university level. She is well-qualified to introduce, explain and expand on ECO LMI and its applications.
Director, Economic Development Program (EcD), University of Waterloo
Paul is the director of the economic development professional program and a professor. His research focuses on building sustainable communities by creating win-win opportunities for the environment and economy. Paul combines his research background with direct experience engaging local representatives from communities across Canada and overseas to envision and build local capacity, vitality and sustainability.
Principal, Michael Pealow Business and Economic Development Consulting
Michael is a Whitehorse-based consultant who specializes in business and economic development for northern, remote, and First Nations businesses and communities. He enjoys tackling the unique economic development and business challenges that are faced in remote communities and finding creative and practical solutions that turn difficult challenges into tremendous opportunities.
Michael has earned the EcD designation and is a certified Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer (PAED). He has a bachelor of commerce from Carleton University.
City Councillor, City of Whitehorse, YK
John is a professional engineer specializing in climate change impacts in the Canadian North with a focus on sustainability for northern communities.
He is also a lecturer on climate change at Yukon College and the science advisor on climate change for the Yukon Research Centre. He has made many presentations on energy security, arctic sovereignty and climate change in the North, including to the United Nations Environment Programme and Canadian Parliament. He writes for Encyclopedia Britannica on the arctic and on climate change.
John is based in Whitehorse where he is a City Councillor. He has sat as a council representative on the association of Yukon communities, person’s with disabilities advisory committee, finance committee, Yukon housing action plan implementation committee, as well as volunteering for the Yukon anti-poverty coalition.
Manager, green economy initiatives, Vancouver economic commission
Juvarya is a green economy practitioner, focused on progressive and sustainable approaches to economic development and business. With specific expertise in green buildings, clean technology and local food, Juvarya loves to create pragmatic solutions that address the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit.
Juvarya manages green economy initiatives for the city of Vancouver, where she creates economic development strategies and supports businesses and entrepreneurs. She works with the business sector to identify ways to grow the green economy, and her work includes development of a green enterprise zone, a greening businesses digital platform and measuring green jobs.
Juvarya holds an undergraduate honours degree in economics and sustainable development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London, UK). She also holds a post graduate certificate in international business from Capilano University (North Vancouver, BC) and a masters of business administration from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver BC). She operates a small local food business, Holey Crumpets, and in her spare time she can be found practicing yoga, playing tennis, or enjoying local food and craft beer.
|EDAC members||Non-EDAC members|
|After August 17||$820||$920|