Pivoting North: Canada’s next great opportunity

Torys webinar


February 11, 2021 11:00 - 13:30 ET

The untapped potential of Canada’s North presents an opportunity for corporate Canada, governments at all levels, and Indigenous communities to work together and help develop and integrate the region with the rest of Canada.

Join us for an exclusive program of in-depth discussions among business leaders and Arctic experts on the issues of sovereignty, economic development, and the role of Indigenous peoples in Canada’s North.

You can find further details on Campbell Strategies' website

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Date: Thursday, February 11
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST | Webinar opens 10:45 a.m. EST

New York: This program contains 2.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias credits
Ontario: This program is eligible for 150 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion professionalism minutes

Speakers and agenda

11:00 a.m. Welcome and overview:

  • Barry Campbell, CEO and Founder, Campbell Strategies

11:10 a.m. Greetings from the Government of Canada

  • The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

11:15 a.m. Keynote speakers
Nation-building North of 60: Where we are, where we are going, where we want to be

  • Dr. Jessica Shadian, President and CEO Arctic360
  • Madeleine Redfern, Co-Chair, Arctic360

11:35 a.m. Canadian sovereignty and the central role of Indigenous peoples
Panel discussion: Indigenous peoples and Canadian sovereignty in the North are connected, one cannot succeed without the other.

  • Moderator: Barry Campbell
  • Mary Simon, Chair, Oceans North
  • Stanley Anablak, President, Kitikmeot Inuit Association
  • Ken Smith, Grand Chief, Gwich'in Tribal Council
  • Neil O'Rourke, Assistant Commissioner, Arctic Region, Canadian Coast Guard
  • Jordan Sims, Partner, Imperium Global, former liaison for the United States Chief of Naval Operations, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of Defense

12:05 p.m. Sustainable economic opportunities in the North
Panel discussion: The economic opportunities in Canada's North are as enormous as they are urgent, but corporate Canada seems to be ignoring the opportunity

  • Moderator: Valerie Helbronner, Partner, Torys LLP
  • Paul Gruner, President and CEO, Det'on Cho Management
  • Bruce Burrows, CEO, Chamber of Marine Commerce
  • Shivani Chotalia, Manager, Engineering and Community Partnerships, NRStor
  • Tom Hoefer, Executive Director, NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines
  • Mark Kenford, GM, Area Sales USA and Canada, Wärtsilä
  • Clint Davis, President and CEO, Nunsai Corporation

12:35 p.m. Questions from participants

12:50 p.m. Roundtable discussion
What actions can Canadians take to foster sustainable economic development, support Indigenous peoples, and protect our sovereignty?

  • Moderator: Barry Campbell
  • The Right Honorable Paul Martin, former Prime Minister, and Chair, Martin Family Initiative
  • Laurence Pathy, Chair, FedNav Limited
  • Dr. Whitney Lackenbauer, Canada Research Chair in the Study of the Canadian North and Professor, Trent University
  • Murad A-Katib, President and Chief Executive Officer of AGT Food and Chair, Arctic Gateway Group
  • Tom Paterson, Member, Arctic Economic Council's Maritime Transportation Working Group, SVP, FedNav Limited
  • Michelle Kolla, President, Yukon First Nations Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Jessica Shadian, President and CEO Arctic360

1:30 p.m. Close

  • Valerie Helbronner
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