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April 2017

Agricultural Innovation in a Changing Environment: AIC 2017

April 24 - April 26
Delta Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada + Google Map

Agriculture and the environment are intricately linked within a complex ecosystem; with agriculture both depending on and impacting critical natural resources. Canada’s agriculture sector is an important steward of the environment and has an important role to play in meeting today’s global sustainability and climate-smart goals. This year’s conference, taking place April 24-26, 2017 in Winnipeg, MB, will foster important discussions among policy makers, industry stakeholders, entrepreneurs and the research community about agriculture’s impact on the environment in a changing…

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Social Integral Strategy in Community Engagement in Rural Alberta Webinar

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Rural Policy Learning Commons is hosting a free webinar on April 26 at 10:00 am CDT titled Social Integral Strategy in Community Engagement in Rural Alberta with Richard Paul's and David Forrest. To register for the session click Integral Strategy™ has been widely used to create transformative change in communities large and small. Stakeholders join forces to contribute their unique perspectives and expertise. Communities realize their full potential when people agree on a desired future and collectively invest their energy to…

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May 2017

C2UExpo 2017

May 1 - May 5
Simon Fraser University – Vancouver Campus, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada + Google Map

C2Uexpo is a biannual conference that explores the edge of community-college-university partnerships as catalysts for social innovation. Formerly hosted by Carleton University (2015) and Memorial University (2013), the event will attract 500 delegates from around the globe to Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, British Columbia) from May 1–5, 2017. Every year, C2Uexpo expands to include more topics and areas of expertise. At the same time, we strive to keep the level of interactivity of engagement that comes from fostering dialogue…

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2017 Windsor-Essex Business Outlook

May 5
St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, Windsor, Ontario Canada + Google Map

The Windsor-Essex economy is enjoying a period of sustained and solid growth. The region continues to emerge from the shadows of the steep downturn between 2007 and 2009. In fact, the region’s economy expanded at its fastest rate in 16 years in 2016 and the outlook for 2017 is solid. That said, Windsor-Essex still has not fully recouped all of the jobs it lost between 2007 and 2009. We do not expect employment in the region to return to 2006…

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Accounting for the Past, Envisioning the Future: A Seven Generations-Based Framework for the Bruce Peninsula

May 5 - May 7
Tobermory, Tobermory, Ontario Canada + Google Map

The Sources of Knowledge group in Tobermory, ON is holding it's ninth annual Forum designed to better understand and take action for the Bruce Peninsula, Territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, part of the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve, featuring two National Parks on the Georgian Bay/Lake Huron Great Lakes coastlines. This year, speakers will present ideas on First Nations Seven Generations perspectives: thinking back so we can move ahead. The speakers include John Borrows, University of Victoria, Canada Research Chair…

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Canadian Immigration Summit 2017: Innovating at 150 and Beyond

May 9 - May 10

The Canadian Immigration Summit is where stakeholders from across the country convene to discuss innovative, practical, and actionable solutions to strengthen Canada’s immigration system. The Summit offers you ample opportunities to network with hundreds of leading representatives from government, business, law, education, non-profits, and immigrant-serving organizations. The Immigration-Innovation Nexus Innovation is part and parcel of Canada’s immigration system. From the development of a transcontinental railroad following Confederation which gave immigrants access to farmland in the West, to the establishment of…

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Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise 2017

May 10 - May 12
University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg , Manitoba R3B 2E9 Canada + Google Map

The conference is designed to be practitioner-led and will include a full day of “deep dive” discussions on specific social enterprise activities (construction, employment of marginalized, catering, arts and culture, environment, and more). These curated sessions will be held off-site, and will be hosted by local social enterprises in the Winnipeg region. This is an unprecedented way to meet colleagues from across the country working on social missions similar to yours. There will also be a day of activities hosted…

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Rural and Northern Health Care Leadership Conference and Governance Workshop

May 10 - May 12
Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel, Toronto, Ontario Canada + Google Map

The Rural and Northern Health Care Leadership conference will examine the most significant issues and emerging trends impacting the health care field and its leaders, in both small and large institutions. Attend this annual conference where Chief Executive Officers, board chairs, board members, LHIN members, physician leaders and senior executives from small and rural organizations come together to learn and hear engaging presentations from health care experts across Ontario and abroad. Learning Objectives ● Set out roles and opportunities for…

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Ahead by a Century: Envisioning Just Transformations in a Changing Climate

May 11 - May 12
York University, Toronto, Ontario Canada + Google Map

In climate change policy discussions, the “future” is usually conceptualized in decades – 2030 or 2050 – or at most as “end of the century”. From an indigenous perspective, however, the collective responsibility we bear for ensuring the well-being of the Earth and its communities (both human and non-human) applies to at least seven generations into the future. Inherent to this responsibility is the importance of caring for marginalized and vulnerable communities and sharing fairly the benefits of our transition…

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Call for Proposals: Pre-Conference Workshops

May 23
Crowne Plaza, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario Canada + Google Map

DEADLINE for Proposals: Friday, September 16, 2016   The CCLR program committee invites those interested in hosting a pre-conference workshop to submit a proposal for consideration by Friday, September 16, 2016. Please note that admission to pre-conference workshops is NOT INCLUDED in the CCLR conference registration fee, but rather represents additional intellectual opportunities for conference attendees. Workshop fees will be waived for all confirmed speakers associated with workshops, though. Workshops provide an informal setting in which participants can discuss focused…

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Skilled Migration Flows & Borders in a Globalized World – Summer Institute

May 23 - May 25
Balsillie School for International Affairs, Waterloo, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Globalization allows the supply and demand for skills to converge across borders. The need for particular skills and professions has shaped international migration flows through files, bordering practices, and policies on foreign credential recognition. The Borders in Globalization Summer Institute in collaboration with the International Migration Research Centre is open to graduate students who are exploring skilled migration flows and barriers, and would like to receive mentorship from academics, government representatives, and other policy professionals. Student participants will have an…

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2017 International Conference on Local Development

May 25 - May 27
University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal + Google Map

The 2017 INTERNATIONAL AWARD ON LOCAL DEVELOPMENT is an international competition for the recognition of relevant research contributions and successful initiatives in promoting and supporting local and territorial development, particularly important and distinctive at international level. It aims to encourage scholars, experts, young researchers, public institutions, public and private actors and businesses to improve awareness of territorial development policies, by focusing on analytic tools and processes, and enhancing the capability to diagnose and compare them at  international level.

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2017 Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research Conference

May 30 - June 2
Ryerson University, Toronto , Ontario Canada + Google Map

The Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research/l’Association de recherche sur les organismes sans but lucratif et de l’économie sociale (ANSER/ARES) is a dynamic growing association that is organizing its tenth annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. ANSER brings together leading academic researchers, practitioners, consultants, policymakers and community organizations from Canada and internationally to discuss current and emergent issues, debates and challenges in the fields of civil society, social economy, and nonprofit research…

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June 2017

2017 FCM Annual Conference and Trade Show Ottawa

June 1 - June 4
Shaw Convention Centre, Ottawa, Ontario Canada + Google Map

More than 1,500 municipal leaders are heading to Ottawa, June 1—4, for Canada's largest municipal-federal conference. With the focus of this year's conference on municipalities as nation-builders, FCM's 2017 Annual Conference and Trade Show will showcase how the municipal sector is helping to shape our country's future. FCM's Annual Conference and Trade Show is the largest annual gathering of senior municipal officials from across Canada. FCM has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901 and has over 2,000 member…

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RSA Annual Conference 2017: The Great Regional Awakening: New Directions

June 4 - June 7
Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland + Google Map

Abstract submission deadline: Friday 24th February 2017 Bursary application deadline: Tuesday 31st January 2017 #RSADUBLIN A ‘Great Regional Awakening’ is underway. There is a growing realisation that regional inequalities have both contributed to, and amplified, the ‘Great Recession’ that shook advanced and emerging economies alike. It is also becoming apparent that the crisis has been having very different impacts spatially. This will only help to further exacerbate uneven economic development, fuelling more trouble down the line. In Europe, major economic…

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