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September 2018

Econous: An Economy the Works for All

September 24 - September 26
Delta Hotels Beausejour, 750 Main St
Moncton, Ontario Canada
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From September 24-26 over 350 leaders from across Canada’s social innovation landscape will gather in Moncton, New Brunswick for EconoUs2018 to: CONNECT with social innovation leaders from across Canada who share a passion for building strong, inclusive community economies LEARN about strategies for generating inclusive communities, sustainable environments and local prosperity SHARE your successes, challenges and questions on how to create inclusive communities, sustainable environments and local prosperity with an economy that works for all REINVIGORATE efforts for change in your community and organization through…

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State of the North

September 26 - September 27
Best Western Conference Centre North Bay, 700 Lakeshore Drive
North Bay, Ontario Canada
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State of the North is an annual conference that brings together decision makers, community leaders, experts and innovators to explore the state of Northern Ontario from an economic, social, and environmental perspective. It’s time to take what we have learned and step forward into solution based discussions. NPI’s upcoming State of the North Conference is taking place September 26-27 in North Bay, Ontario at the Best Western Conference Center. This year’s theme is “Bold Approaches: Taxing for Growth”. This two-day conference will explore how other…

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Rural Policy Learning Commons Webinar: Transitioning to the New Rural Cannabis Economy

September 27 @ 2:00 pm

June 19th, 2018 marks a historic day in Canada – it’s when the Senate approved Bill C-45, The Cannabis Act. The act states that recreational cannabis will officially be legal to cultivate, produce, distribute, retail and consume on October 17th 2018. With four months to prepare for legalization, provinces and local governments appear to be scrambling to create policy that aligns with the legal Federal requirements. Up until now cannabis has played an important, but hidden role in the socioeconomic…

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Dr. Peter Denton, Living Close to Home, 2018 Dr. Eric Green lecture

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
329 Don and Marion McDougall Hall, UPEI

Author of Live Close to Home (2016); Technology and Sustainability (2014); Gift Ecology: Reimagining a Sustainable World (2012), Dr. Denton will present a lively and dynamic discussion on Living Close to Home: Local Choices for a Sustainable Future. About Dr. Denton: Dr. Peter Denton works in the social, cultural and ethical dimensions of technology in multi-disciplinary contexts. He chairs the Policy Committee of the Green Action Centre and has been involved in UN Environment since 2012 as a civil society representative and as a contributing author to…

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Inclusive Economic Development Council (IEDC) Conference

September 30 - October 3
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Atlanta, GA United States + Google Map
$145 – $1219

The theme this year is Inclusive Economic Development: Fulfilling Dreams and will focus on the policy and technical components of creating economic opportunity for all. Atlanta will provide an outstanding setting for a conference that will examine inclusive growth, with numerous best practices shared through conference sessions and tours. Our conference is built for economic developers and economic development stakeholders alike, so I encourage you to invite your elected officials, business leaders, and other community partners. I believe at the…

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October 2018

Municipal Agriculture Economic Development and Planning Forum

October 3 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm

This forum is an opportunity for those involved in municipal and local economic development or planning who have agriculture and food (farming, food processing, agri-tourism, agri-business sector, and agri-entrepreneurship) in their portfolio to network, share successes and experience agriculture in Wellington County. Learn about resources targeted to the agricultural sector.

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Rural Policy Learning Commons Webinar: Understanding Food Sovereignty and Policy Through a Community Lens: Food Systems in Rural and Indigenous Canada

October 4 @ 12:00 pm

The concept of food sovereignty and its connections with diverse rural and Indigenous communities have, until very recently, been underappreciated and unrecognized in government policy. This webinar reviews the concept of food sovereignty and its history, central tenets and contentions. Challenges with institutionalizing food sovereignty are considered, including the challenges in and contributions by diverse rural and Indigenous communities. The current development of A Food Policy for Canada and the case of Nishnawbe Aski Nations are presented as opportunities to…

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Health and Shared Prosperity

October 10 - October 13

The 30th Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation annual conference will return to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - the site of our first conference! The 2018 conference will be co-hosted with the University of Saskatchewan. Stay tuned for more details.

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Place 18: Canadian Planning Student Conference

October 12 - October 14
University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta t6g2r3 Canada + Google Map

PLACE 18 provides attendees with the opportunity to engage in professional and academic presentations, workshops, and field trips to foster learning, networking, and information sharing. Professional and academic support will also be available to help students build their knowledge base. PLACE 18 will take place at the University of Alberta’s North Campus in the heart of Edmonton October 12-14, 2018.

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October 12 @ 12:00 pm - October 14 @ 1:30 pm
University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta t6g2r3 Canada + Google Map

The Geography and Planning Students' Society at the University of Alberta is pleased to announcePLACE 18, an annual conference for students in planning, geography, and related disciplines across Canada. We recognize the value of student-led conferences; these opportunities provide a centralized space for students, academics, and professionals to learn from each other and take home valuable skills to further improve their communities. The official theme of PLACE 18 is (re)connect. Student, professional, and academic presenters will discuss the relationships and connections in a variety…

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Advancing Women in Agriculture East Conference 2018

October 14 @ 11:30 am - October 16 @ 5:00 pm
Hilton/Fallsview Niagara Niagara, Ontario Canada + Google Map
$250 – $695

The Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference is created for every woman who is passionate about agriculture and food, whether you are a university student studying agriculture, producer, rancher, entrepreneur, representative of a grower association or corporate agribusiness. AWC is for women who want to enhance their family life, community, career, and industry through: —communications and coaching —mentoring and networking —financial management and independence —health and balance of life strategies —career planning, and —setting goals in all areas

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Advancing Women in Agriculture

October 15 - October 16
Hilton Fallsview, 6361 Fallsview Blvd
Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
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Who Should Attend? AWC is created for every woman who is passionate about agriculture and food, whether you are a university or college student studying agriculture, producer, rancher, entrepreneur, representative of a grower association or corporate agribusiness.  AWC is for women who want to enhance their family life, community, career, and industry through: communications through coaching, mentoring, and networking financial management and independence health and balance of life strategies career planning, and setting goals in all areas Get Involved AWC…

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Rural Talks To Rural 2018

October 17 @ 7:30 am - October 19 @ 1:00 pm
423 Queen St, Blyth, ON, 423 Queen St
Blyth, Ontario Canada
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  From October 17-19 the Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity hosts Rural Talks To Rural. By asking challenging questions, establishing unique fellowships, and bringing together bold and creative thinkers, we explore solutions to complex questions about the future of rural.  

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Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium 2018 Call for Presenters

October 24 - October 26
Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre Canmore, Alberta Canada + Google Map

The Alberta Rural Development Network in conjunction with the Alberta Rural Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ARCH2) is seeking presenters for the 2018 Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium. The symposium will be held in Canmore, Alberta, on October 24 – 26, 2018. CRRHHS will feature a variety of keynote speakers and presenters tackling different aspects of housing and homelessness in the context of rural and remote settings and the unique challenges that exist there. What we are…

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People, Place and Public Engagement

October 25 - October 27
Memorial University of Newfoundland St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada + Google Map

Join Memorial University at our new location on beautiful Signal Hill for a conference exploring who we are, the places we live, and how we can work together, better.   We’re developing an engaging and interactive program that will include opportunities to learn and to share. All are welcome, including community organizers, industry, researchers and university staff, students, government employees, and anyone else with an interest in making a difference through public engagement.   Save the date, and stay tuned!…

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