NPI's 10th Anniversary Gala Event



About our 10th anniversary gala event

Join over 200 Northeastern Ontario decision makers, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators to celebrate NPI’s 10th anniversary year. This event is a unique opportunity to break down industry silos and celebrate the impact of Northern Ontario’s home-grown independent evidence-based policy institute.

In the last decade NPI has supported and, in some cases, played a central role in the development of the rural and northern immigration pilot, the expansion of First Nations control of First Nations education, the piloting of the 2 plus 1 road model here in Northern Ontario, the growth in programs to support newcomers, increases in community and workplace supports for First Nation/Métis/Inuit populations already here, the expansion of bus service from Toronto to Winnipeg and, the reintroduction of the spring bear hunt. To name just a few of our successes.


Individual Ticket - $225 | Table of ten - $2000

NPI is a federally registered charity for educational purposes. The 10th Anniversary Gala is both a celebration of our first decade and a fundraiser. A tax receipt for $100 will be issued for each individual ticket purchased and $800 for every table of ten.

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Sponsorship Opportunities


Our Gala Speaker

Dr. Ken Coates is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, and a Fellow, Royal Society of Canada. An internationally known expert on Indigenous issues, Dr. Coates will address Rebuilding Nations: Transforming Northern Ontario by Renewing Nation to Nation Relations, a talk based on a paper series that NPI will be releasing the day after the Gala.

Some Kind words about the impact NPI has made in Northern Ontario!


"NPI is the go to organization to apply the “Northern Ontario” lens to all policy issues to ensure a viable, sustainable economy and one that is positioned to adapt to an ever changing economic landscape. (2016)

- Madge Richardson, Executive Director, North Superior Workforce Planning Board


"Congratulations to NPI on the launch of Community Accounts. As a Regional Manager for Northern Ontario who works with over 131 Northern Municipalities, access to information regarding the communities we serve helps our team understand the composition and demography of our stakeholders. The website provides easy access and well presented data for anyone to obtain.” (2017)

- Mary Dawson-Cole, Regional Manager, Northern Ontario MPAC


“I have been impressed with the amount of research and publications on First Nations’ issues that has been undertaken by NPI. The research being undertaken by NPI will greatly benefit the emerging field of research at Nipissing University, specifically in the area of applied sociology.” (2018)

- DR. MIKE DEGAGNÉ – President and Vice-Chancellor, Nipissing University


"NPI is a champion for Northern Ontario, promoting its many opportunities and connecting various organisations to foster collaboration and progress against societal, environmental & economic priorities. The NPI team consistently produces quality research and develops pertinent and exciting programs. Their work can empower any group with an interest in Northern Ontario to better fulfill its mission." (2020)

 - Christine Leduc -2019-20 Woodlands Operations Supervisor at EACOM Timber Corporation

A Look Back at NPI's First Decade of operation


First NPI Board, Sault Ste. Marie (2013)





NPI Info Session - Kenora (2014)



Community Visits – NPI at Queen Elizabeth High School – Sioux Lookout (2014)







Joint event with the Mowat Centre - Setting a Federal Policy Agenda for Ontario - – Thunder Bay (2015)



NPI’s First Conference – Basic Income Guarantee – Sudbury (2016)


Community Visits – NPI Board & Staff – Fort Frances (2016)




Community Visits – NPI Board & Staff – Temiskaming Shores (2016)


Community Visits – NPI Board – Schreiber (2017)


Community Visits – NPI Board – Timmins (2017)


NPI 5th Anniversary Gala – Learning About Eeyou Istchee – Thunder Bay (2018)


NPI Staff Retreat – Sault Ste. Marie (2018)


Visiting Centre régional de recherche et d’intervention en développement économique et communautaire – Hearst (2019)


Come North Conference – Temiskaming Shores (2020)


NPI Virtual Staff Week - 2021


NPI Experience North Summer Office – Sturgeon Falls (2022)