The purpose of this symposium is to identify initiatives that can be engaged to build a more mutually beneficial relationship between Canada’s Aboriginal communities and resource-based companies. These mutually agreed upon initiatives should share at least four characteristics in common – they must be practical, meaningful, cost-effective and timely.
All speakers will begin by providing brief opening remarks, followed by
facilitated Q&A amongst speakers and with the audience. The symposium
will culminate with a summary of key findings and guidance on “next steps”.
Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, 21st Prime Minister of Canada and founder of the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative
Phil Fontaine OC, President of Ishkonigan, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
Speakers to include:
Jim Burpee, President & CEO, Canadian Electricity Association
Daniel Gagnier, Chair, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Chris Henderson, President, Lumos Energy & Author, Aboriginal Power
Gord Lambert, Executive Advisor, Sustainability and Innovation, Suncor Energy
David McLaughlin, Strategic Advisor on Sustainability to the Faculty of Environment
Sandra Odendahl, Director, Corporate Sustainability, RBC
Denise Restoule, Chief, Dokis First Nation
Hosted by: Dr. Blair Feltmate, Associate Professor, SEED
Registration opens at 7:45 am with light refreshments. The panel discussion begins at 8:45 am.
The symposium is free but seating is limited.
Register now to reserve your seat.