The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

June 17, 2016 16:30 ET

Northern Infrastructure Panel & National Launch of Financial Literacy Toolkit for Inuit Youth

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 17, 2016) - Northern Canadian communities have often lacked the infrastructure and investment that is needed to thrive, and as a result, Northern Canadian's face the highest cost of living in the country. Economic prosperity, food security, and affordable living conditions should be things that all Canadians enjoy, regardless of which part of our country they call home.

In this Economic Club exclusive, we will explore the huge potential for growth in the north and identify practical solutions to some of the most difficult challenges northern communities face. As Prime Minister Trudeau has said, Northern communities can thrive, but they need a partner that will invest in people and infrastructure.

WHAT: Infrastructure in Canada's North: A Fresh Perspective (a panel discussion)
WHO: The Honourable Bob McLeod, Premier, Northwest Territories
The Honourable Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Deputy Premier, Nunavut
Dr. Brock Friesen, President & CEO, First Air
Natan Obed, President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Sara Wiebe, Director General, Air Policy, Transport Canada
Naomi Nind, Partner, Parlee McLaws LLP (moderator)
WHEN: Monday, June 20th, 2016
11:30 am-1:30 pm * Formal remarks to begin @ 12:15 pm
WHERE: The Fairmont Château Laurier (Ballroom)
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

As an additional opportunity, media are welcome to join us in the morning for the national launch of a financial literacy toolkit for Inuit youth. The program, developed by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC) in partnership with the Jr. Economic Club of Canada (Jr. EC) and with support from the Government of Canada and First Air, explores the financial literacy themes of personal money management, entrepreneurship and the link between health and wealth. The toolkit will be launched at a breakfast event presented in partnership with TD Bank and First Air.

WHAT: National launch of the Inuit Youth Financial Literacy Toolkit
WHO: Special guest: Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
70 youth and their chaperones visiting Ottawa from the Inuit Nunangat (homeland)
Dr. Brock Friesen, President & CEO, First Air
Maatalii Okalik, President, National Inuit Youth Council
Natan Obed, President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Rhiannon Traill, Presdient & CEO, The Economic Club of Canada & The Jr. Economic Club of Canada
WHEN: Monday, June 20th, 2016
8:45 am - 11:15 am
WHERE: The Fairmont Château Laurier (Ballroom)
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

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Each year, more than 100 key policy makers and business leaders seek out the Economic Club of Canada's platform to deliver major keynote addresses. Audience members are drawn from the most senior levels of Canadian business, health care and government. Sessions provide accessibility to speakers and the opportunity to pose questions, direct and unfiltered. Membership is open to all who share a passion for discourse around the most important issues of today.

Contact Information

  • To confirm attendance or for more information, contact:
    Kara Merpaw
    Communications
    The Economic Club of Canada
    416-333-8795
    merpaw@economicclub.ca