Magnetic North Report 2021


Magnetic North: Attraction, Retention, and Welcoming in Ontario’s Northern Regions

February 2022 | Mercedes Labelle

After hosting two Come North conferences in February 2020, it became clear that there is an abundance of work being done to combat racism, further reconciliation, and welcome newcomers across Northern Ontario. However, connection, coordination, and communication between these efforts is needed to maximize the impacts of these efforts.

To continue with this work, over 250 people representing more than 120 organizations gathered virtually over two days in June 2021 to lay out a plan for attraction, retention, and reconciliation efforts with Indigenous peoples in Ontario’s Northern Regions

This document lays out short, medium, and long-term objectives for all of Northern Ontario’s regions. This report identifies 9 core themes, 7 short-term actions, and 4 medium-to-long-term projects.


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Come North 2020 Conference Report

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Addressing the Cuts Left Behind: Anti-Racism and Discrimination Initiatives for an Inclusive Northern Ontario

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