This year's National CED Conference - Waves of Change: Building People-Centred Economies welcomed 400 CED practitioners, civil society representatives, community leaders, government representatives, business and co-operative developers, and academics at the University of Saskatchewan for dozens of learning and information sharing sessions and regional, national, and international plenary speakers.
Conference highlights included a policy action planning session; networking lunches; site visits to prairie CED initiatives; and vibrant social events that included an aboriginal theatre, dance, and music evening; a dance to a live blues band; and a gala banquet in a heritage museum.
Over four inspirational days conference delegates worked together to advance a pan-Canadian CED policy agenda, built skills and organizational capacity, and created new connections and networks. Overall, participants learned together and demonstrated that CED is an effective approach to revitalize local economies, tackle poverty and homelessness, and create sustainable communities.
We would like to thank all participants and volunteers at this year's National CED Conference. Your attendance made this event such a great success!
To view the daily conference bulletins, click on the links below: