Action Canada Saskatoon Study Tour

Date & Time

Sunday September 9, 2018 - Saturday September 15, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Action Canada’s 16 Fellows headed to Paris of the Prairies, Saskatoon! There, they explored Canada’s agricultural innovation hub, heard from experts, visited farms, appreciate local food and took the pulse of reconciliation initiatives. It’s the second study tour of the 10-month program and will help inform the three research projects that are taking shape.

The agenda included:

  • Peer coaching sessions with Executive Coach Suzanne Nault
  • Presentations on agricultural innovation in Saskatchewan from the University of Saskatchewan’s Richard Gray and Peter Phillips, AgWest’s CEO Wilf Keller, former provincial deputy minister and Saskatchewan party leadership candidate Alanna Koch
  • Farm tours with Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan’s CEO Clinton Monchuk in Lanigan
  • Insights into reconciliation with a visit to Reserve 107 in Laird, a conversation on urban reserves with Muskeg Lake Cree Nation Councillor Paul Ledoux and a presentation from Priscilla Settee on Indigenous food sovereignty
  • Reflexions on leadership and public speaking with Cam Broten and Brian Topp
  • And much more

Throughout the week, the Task Forces got together to hammer out their research plans as they prepared for the reports and recommendations they’ll present at the final conference in Ottawa next March.

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