Come North – A Population Growth Strategy for Ontario’s Northern Regions
About Come North
The event aimed to discuss the population growth strategies for Ontario’s northern regions, while examining the challenges and expectations of new arrivals to their new communities.
The City of Temiskaming Shores and Lake of the Woods Business Incentive Corporation were pleased to host the planning conference in the Northeast from February 11-13, 2020.
Goals of the Conference
1. Increase awareness among all participants about the resources available to attract, retain, and assist new arrivals.
2. Identify through direct interaction opportunities to leverage, partner, coordinate, and/or share resources, staff and activities.
3. Develop a concrete list of next steps identifying not only what is to be done, but by whom and by when.
Visit www.comenorth.ca for more information about breakout sessions and presentations.
Population Growth – Where we fit; Prosperity & Growth Strategy for Northern Ontario
Lucie Perrault, Director for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (no presentation available)
Mapping our assets
Discussion 1 - Building a better bond: helping new arrivals learn more about local First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities
Ogimaa Duke Peltier, Ogimaa of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory (no presentation available)
Liz Edgar-Webkamigad, Algoma University faculty member and Director of the Shingwauk Residential School Centre (no presentation available)
Lorette McKnight, President of the Temiskaming Métis Community Council (no presentation available)
Discussion 2 - Working together to support each other
Kevin Eshkawkogan, President and Chief Executive Officer at Indigenous Tourism Ontario
R. Martin Bayer, Lawyer at Weaver, Simmons LLP
Victoria Grant, President and owner of Moving Red Canoe (no presentation available)
Welcoming Communities – small and rural experiences - Smooth Rock Falls
Luc Denault, Chief Administrative Officer/ Director of Economic Development at Town of Smooth Rock Falls
Labour Demand Projections
Julie Joncas, Executive Director of the Far Northeast Training Board
Welcoming Communities – experience from one of the “Big Five” - City of Greater Sudbury
Lynn Despatie, Business Development Officer at City of Greater Sudbury
What are YOU going to do – next 12 months
James Franks, Economic Development Officer at City of Temiskaming Shores
Proudly supported by
Event Partners — Partenaires de l’événement
Transportation and accommodation supports are made possible by these generous sponsors
- Far Northeast Training Board (FNETB)
- Northern Ontario Municipal Association
- North Superior Workforce Planning Board your Local Employment Planning Council
- Professions North/Nord
- Réseau du Nord
- Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce
- Timmins Chamber of Commerce
- Temiskaming Shores Chamber of Commerce
- Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
- Kenora Chamber of Commerce
- Red Lake Chamber of Commerce
- Dryden Chamber of Commerce
- Acadian Broadcasting
- Rogers Media