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Indigenous-Led Social Innovation

June 20 @ 4:30 pm7:30 pm


The National Capital Regional Group of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada presents
Indigenous-led Social Innovation
Indigenous populations in Canada face unique challenges that include improving health and education outcomes, developing employment opportunities, and managing complex relationships with governments and business proponents. Creating meaningful change for these Canadian communities will necessitate government taking new approaches that align with Indigenous values and meet the needs of Indigenous communities. This event will explore real-world examples of how Indigenous communities are turning challenges into opportunities, and will allow attendees to engage in an action-oriented discussion on how Indigenous communities can be supported in these efforts.
The National Capital Regional Group of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, in conjunction with Deloitte, invite you to join us for this important discussion, featuring:
• Mike DeGagne, President and Vice Chancellor of Nipissing University, will provide a keynote presentation on the nation-to-nation context and considerations on how to make and support meaningful systems change.
• Mike Hudson, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs at the Department of Justice and Leader of the Task Force on Constitutional Relations with Indigenous Nations, will discuss how to innovate public decision making to help build the trust of First Nations, Inuit and Metis in the integrity of government processes.
• Erin Corston, Executive Director, National Association of Friendship Centres, will showcase examples of Indigenous social innovation from across Canada.
• Guillaume Vadeboncoeur, Ontario & Quebec Leader of Deloitte’s Aboriginal Client Services will co-moderate the panel with Catherine MacQuarrie, Senior Executive in Residence, Indigenous Government Programs at IPAC.
Simon Brascoupé, Vice President Education and Training at AFOA Canada, is guest Elder, and will formally open and close the event in respect of Anishinabeg traditions and to acknowledge the traditional territory of the Algonquin peoples.
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time: 4:30pm registration, networking and light refreshments
5:00pm featured presentation and panel discussion
7:00pm networking
7:30pm adjournment
Location: Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, 15th floor, Ottawa
Online registration: There is no cost to attend, but pre-event online registration is required.
Dress code: The Rideau Club requires that gentlemen wear a collared shirt, business jacket, dress pants and dress shoes.


June 20
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Rideau Club
99 Bank Street, 15th floor