PEOPLE, PLANET, ECONOMY.
Moncton, New Brunswick
September 24 – 26
Over 350 leaders from across Canada’s social innovation landscape gathered in Moncton, New Brunswick, for EconoUs2018. The event featured dynamic speakers, interactive storytelling sessions and skill-building workshops, local and regional tours, a day for turning learning to action, and plenty of opportunities to network.
As a collaborative initiative, a committee of local planning partners came together to co-host the conference. The New Brunswick Environmental Network was the local host, with support from the the Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick, the Centre for Local Prosperity, the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia, the Coopérative de développement régional-Acadie, and the Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia. This approach fostered a diversity of perspectives in the conference program, highlighted the local character of the host community, and ensured that a positive legacy of strengthened capacity was left in the Maritimes.
This year’s conference was intended to show how local livelihoods, local prosperity, sustainable community economic development, and the overall health of communities and people can be strengthened by new and exciting initiatives that unite people and organizations with environmental, economic, cultural and social goals.