Creating Inclusive Economies
Explore below the contributions made for the Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges Between the Public, Private, and Civil Society Sectors project. These contributions were made through connections fostered between academics and an array of stakeholders.
Events and Activities
Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges Between the Public, Private, and Civil Society Sectors, Virtual Conference
September 28-29, 2021
Two-day, bilingual virtual conference. Engaged 175 researchers and practitioners in 40 presentations and 6 keynotes/panel discussions. Hosted in partnership with the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation and the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation.
Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges Between Public, Private, and Civil Society Sectors Hybrid Style Conference, Rimouski Quebec
May 25-27, 2022
The Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges Between Public, Private, and Civil Society Sectors Conference, was co-hosted by CEDEC and CRRF in May 2022.
The content of the conference demonstrated that deliberate, collective action across the core components of community creates innovation, supports experimentation, and builds a critical mass of knowledge, know-how, resources, and capacity to strengthen the economic well-being of communities and individuals, whether they are in rural or urban settings.
Northern Directions Conference
Nov 16-18, 2022
Northern Directions 2022 was a two-and-a-half-day conference on November 16, 17 and 18, 2022. Its main theme was “Working to Scale,” touching on how rural and remote communities, especially those in Northern Ontario and similar locations, can scale best practices, initiatives, and programs to best fit their communities. Discussions developed around subthemes such as reconciliation, revitalization and reinvestment, population retention and welcoming, regional transportation, and revenue generation; all focused on rural and remote contexts.
The event consisted of 3 keynote presentations, 2 panels, four roundtables, more than 30 presentations, and a choice of one of four unique field trips to experience rural policy innovation on the ground in Northern Ontario. The 2022 conference was held in combination with the annual meeting and conference of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation and concurrently with NPI’s 10th Anniversary Gala.
Graduate Students Supported/Trained
G. Nelson* – Research Assistant work involved co-editing (e.g., communicating with authors, writing introduction and conclusion chapter, copy-editing) the State of Rural Canada as well as coordinating (e.g., managing submissions, creating program, communicating with authors, coordinating with event planner and organizing committee) the Creating Inclusive Economies marquee event.
A. Weeden* – Research Assistant work involved coordinating (e.g., communicating with authors and delegates, developing webpage, managing recordings and communications) the Supporting Rural Recovery and Resilience virtual event as well as serving as a guest editor (e.g., developing the call for submissions, communicating with authors, reviewing submissions) for the Special Issue of the Journal of Rural and Community Development.