Communities Leading Innovation

London, Ontario

September 16 – 18

2019

EconoUs2019 connected over 400 community leaders across Canada in London, Ontario. The conference was an initiative between two planning partners and co-hosts, Community Futures Ontario and the Canadian CED Network.

Program

Speakers

EconoUs2019 was designed around the theme Communities Leading Innovation and welcomed 413 leaders from 9 provinces for a 3-day collaboration in London, Ontario.

The event featured dynamic speakers and facilitators, interactive storytelling, skill-building sessions, peer learning, and plenty of opportunities to network. It also featured local and regional tours that highlighted inclusive and sustainable local economy initiatives in London.

The focus of the conference was Communities Leading Innovation and was intended to show how the most transformational ideas will be those created by and carried by communities. The conference grew the momentum of our interconnected work, enabled solutions and highlighted inspiring community examples, connecting the social innovation landscape through shared strategies, stories, challenges and successes.

2019 Speakers

Josep Seras Gubert

Josep Seras Gubert

Green Action Centre
Sustainability Projects Coordinator

Speaker
Eden Yesh

Eden Yesh

BC Community Impact Investment Coalition
Chair

Speaker
Elliot Walsh

Elliot Walsh

Graffiti Art Programming Inc.
Studio 393 Manager

Speaker
Beth Timmers

Beth Timmers

Food Matters Manitoba
Acting Vice Chair

Speaker
Rhonda Thompson

Rhonda Thompson

Black History Month Celebration Committee, Congress of Black Women of Manitoba Inc.
Treasurer

Speaker

CCEDNet Manitoba Team

The Canadian CED Network (CCEDNet)

Speaker
Ella Taylor

Ella Taylor

Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association
Community Programs Assistant

Speaker
West End 24 Hour Safe Space (WE24) staff

West End 24 Hour Safe Space (WE24) staff

Spence Neighbourhood Association

Speaker
Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

University of Manitoba
Associate Professor

Speaker
Jessica da Silva

Jessica da Silva

Youth Agencies Alliance
Director

Speaker
Anna Sigrithur

Anna Sigrithur

Fireweed Food Co-op
Food Hub Coordinator

Speaker
Dawn Sands

Dawn Sands

North End Community Renewal Corporation
Executive Director

Speaker
Brendan Reimer

Brendan Reimer

Assiniboine Credit Union
Strategic Partner, Values-Based Banking

Speaker
Angelina Pelletier

Angelina Pelletier

Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad
Systems Navigator and Program Manager

Speaker
Asha Nelson

Asha Nelson

Fireweed Food Co-op
Projects Coordinator

Speaker
Cassandra Montanino

Cassandra Montanino

Health in Common
Planning & Evaluation Facilitator

Speaker
Raissa Marks

Raissa Marks

The Canadian CED Network (CCEDNet)
Government Relations Director

Speaker
Demian Lawrenchuk

Demian Lawrenchuk

Food Matters Manitoba
Northern Coordinator

Speaker
Glen Koroluk

Glen Koroluk

Manitoba Eco-Network
Executive Director

Speaker
Erin Huck

Erin Huck

Health in Common
Planning & Evaluation Facilitator

Speaker
Kim Hickes

Kim Hickes

YWCA Thompson
Executive Director

Speaker
Meaghan Erbus

Meaghan Erbus

Winnipeg Harvest
Advocacy & Impact Manager

Speaker
Sagal Dualeh

Sagal Dualeh

Canadian Women’s Foundation
Director, Investment Readiness Program

Speaker
Dorota Blumczynska

Dorota Blumczynska

Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM)
Executive Director

Speaker
kirsten bernas

Kirsten Bernas

West Central Women’s Resource Centre
Director of Housing

Speaker
Michael Barkman

Michael Barkman

Canadian CED Network
Manitoba Public Policy Coordinator

Speaker
Michael Redhead Champagne

Michael Redhead Champagne

Fearless R2W
President

Speaker
Jessica Floresco

Jessica Floresco

Mother Earth Recycling
General Manager

Speaker
Hannah Muhajarine

Hannah Muhajarine

Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition
Organizer

Speaker
elder mae-louise campbell

Elder Mae Louise Campbell

Clan Mothers Healing Village and Knowledge Centre
Elder and Co-Founder

Keynote