Tentative Agenda

This is a tentative agenda of the summit. It will be continuously updated until the date of the meeting.

Monday, November 21, 2011

7:00pm Welcoming reception @ Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Morning session @ Northern United Place
8:00am Continental breakfast & registration
8:30am Opening prayer, welcome, introduction, and overview
8:45am Opening remarks from Mike Toye, Executive Director of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network
9:00am The Social Economy – Overview

  • Profile of the social economy in the NWT, Chris Southcott, Lakehead University
  • Resource regimes & the social economy in the North, Brenda Parlee, University of Alberta
  • The State and the social economy, Frances Abele, Carleton University
  • Indigenous communities & the social economy, David Natcher, University of Saskatchewan
10:15am Break
10:30am Panel – Poverty and the Social Economy in the North: Community perspectives

  • Arlene Hache, Centre for Northern Families
  • Aggie Brockman, Alternatives North
  • Jo Sobool, Salvation Army
  • Lyda Fuller, YWCA
  • Reanna Mohamed, Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition & Yukon Director for Canada without Poverty
  • Tim Stiles, Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction
11:30am Breakout session – group discussions on issues of poverty in the north – what has been done, what needs to be done, how can research influence policy makers, etc.
11:45am Questions and discussion (facilitator)
12:00pm Lunch (catered by World Catering)
Afternoon session @ Northern United Place
1:00pm Social economy research presentations

  • Housing & being homeless in Yellowknife, Nick Falvo
  • Evolution of the social economy in Yellowknife, Jerry Sabin
  • Building empirically based economic models in the Arctic – a look at Igloolik, NU, Sheena Kennedy
  • History of policy initiatives in the north, Joshua Gladstone
2:00pm Research panel presentation – northern institutes and centres (their role in facilitating research in the north)

  • Mary Ellen, NRI (Nunavut)
  • Clint Sawicki, YRC (Yukon)
  • Pertice Moffitt, ARI (NWT)
  • Jennifer Butler Wight, Labrador Institute
  • Susan Chatwood, ICHR (NWT)
  • Charles Dorais, Makivik Corp
2:45pm Break
3:00pm Breakout session – Effective mechanisms for doing research in the North. How can northern institutes facilitate research? How do community organizations meet their research needs?
3:30pm Questions and discussion (facilitator)
7:00pm Public event – social economy café @ Javaroma

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Morning session @ Northern United Place
8:00am Continental breakfast
8:30am Welcome back and agenda overview
8:45am Social economy research presentations

  • The impact of economic factors on harvesting of caribou and other country foods in Northern Canada, Angie Chui
  • The importance of community hunts and food sharing to the social economy of Fort Good Hope, NT, Roger McMillan
  • Language, place, and change in the social economy of a northern community, Deb Simmons
9:30am Break
9:45am Panel – Aboriginal considerations for the northern social economy

  • David Natcher (Yukon and Labrador)
  • George Dunkerley, Pulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
  • Jennifer Johnson, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Inuvik, NT
  • Marilyn Napier, Native Women’s Association of the NWT
  • Mary Nirlungayuk, Arctic Cooperatives
  • Charles Dorais, Makivik Corporation, Kuujjuaq, Nunavik
  • Walter Bayha, Delinem NT
11:00am Breakout session – final discussion with some results – where do we go from here? what are the next phases of this research?, what are priorities for this work in the North?
11:30am Group presentations of findings and discussion
11:45am Next steps and concluding remarks, Chris Southcott
12:00pm Stew and bannock @ Centre for Northern Families
1:00pm SERNNoCa steering committee meeting @ Northern United Place