NPI's 10th Anniversary Gala (Northwest)
NPI's 10th Anniversary Gala (Northwest) - The Delta, Thunder Bay
Join over 200 Northwestern Ontario decision makers, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators to celebrate Northern Policy Institute’s 10th Anniversary. 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, Northern Policy Institute 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 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.
None of these achievements would have been possible without you, our valued community partners. Come and celebrate with us!
Get the Group Accommodation Rate at the Delta
Accommodation discounts are available at the Delta Hotel, Thunder Bay, for NPI’s 10th Anniversary Gala (Northwest) attendees. The rate is $179/night for April 20th and 21st, 2023. These rates are available until April 3rd, 2023. To claim this rate, please book your accommodations using this link.
Subsidized Tickets for Students & Youth
Four youth (under 25) or students enrolled in a post-secondary program can attend Northern Policy Institute’s 10th Anniversary Gala (Northwest) free of charge. Not only do these spots include Gala attendance, but they also cover reasonable travel and accommodation costs.
Students and youth looking to participate should send a two-paragraph explanation detailing why they wish to attend the 10th Anniversary Gala. Applicants should focus on what they hope to contribute and what they hope to learn at the event. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com by 11:59 pm eastern on April 11th, 2023.
These opportunities are made possible through the generous support of Confederation College and Frontier Lithium.
At the request of Frontier Lithium, two spots are specifically reserved for students and youth that identify as First Nation, Métis, or Inuit; applicants are encouraged to voluntarily state this in their application.
Guest Speaker for the Evening
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
View the highlights of NPI’s 10th Anniversary Gala (Northeast) here