2019-04-11 07:00:00 2019-04-11 08:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Indigenous Innovators Breakfast Metro Toronto Convention Centre,255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6

Thursday April 11, 2019
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6

PPF highlighted Indigenous innovation at a breakfast event on the morning of Thursday April 11, 2019 prior to the Canada Growth Summit.
About the Event

The Public Policy Forum (PPF) partnered with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and the Rideau Hall Foundation to highlight Indigenous innovation at a breakfast event on the morning of Thursday April 11, 2019 prior to the Canada Growth Summit and the Testimonial Dinner and Awards. As First Nations, Inuit and Métis innovation is an important contributor to Canada’s growth and economic development, we began the day with this breakfast event focused on Indigenous innovators.

ISC Minister Seamus O’Regan moderated a panel discussion with Indigenous innovators from across Canada. The discussion focused on learning from the panelists’ experiences doing things differently in their field in order to answer the question: How can policy best promote Indigenous innovators in Canada? The event concluded with a Q&A.

PPF and ISC convened an Advisory Circle chaired by Kory Wilson and tasked with reviewing examples of Indigenous innovators from across Canada to choose the panelists for this event. The other members of the Advisory Circle are Clint Davis, JP Gladu, Alika Lafontaine, Lorne Pelletier, Karen Restoule and Hillary Thatcher.

Guests were invited to explore the Indigenous Innovation Space where our panelists, and other invited showcasers, presented their work and interact with attendees.

A hot breakfast was served. 

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