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Northwest CED Event

Building Leadership to Create Change:

Bringing a People Centred Economy to the Northwest

We need (and want) your deep engagement in the issues and opportunities of how we re-localise our economies in northwest BC

Please join us for a day of connections and exploration. Our purpose is simple and important: to hold conversations about how we can influence our institutions (governments, health and education systems etc) to create enabling environments for community economic development to happen more.

We are hosting northwest events in conjunction with a B.C. event in Vancouver. We will use various technologies to connect with Vancouver throughout the day.

Join us…

… in Smithers (March 3 networking evening at Plan B Brewery & March 4 daytime at Nadina Community Futures)

in Haida Gwaii or Terrace (March 4 daytime at your local Community Futures video-conferencing site)

Complete the registration form and email to or fax to 250-842-6502

Registration page

Building Leadership to Create Change

CED in Northwest BC

Smithers, March 3rd & 4th

Thursday March 3rd

7:00 – Plan B Brewery, Social Networking Unplugged


Friday March 4th

8:30 – Registration and Coffee

9:00 – Welcome from Chief Woos, Gitdumden – Cassyex & Welcome from Vancouver

9:35 – CED: the movement in Canada & BC: a quick history of CED in Canada and introductions to CED as a lens and an approach in BC, highlighting Northwest initiatives.

10:15 – Break & Informal networking

10:30 – Keynote: Doug Donaldson, MLA Stikine

Open Space Kick Off: What enableing environements do we need for CED to happen more in the Northwest BC?

11:00 – Open Space: Conversations. Dialogue. Post questions, comments an challenges. Share you ideas through art, note taking, blogging and tweeting.

Lunch is on us! Just grab your lunch and continue your conversations

2:00 – Wind down: Groups will self organize how/what they want to put forward as possible action

2:30 – Report back & Action Wall: what are the next steps to policiticizing CED? Introducing the BC CED Leadership Council

3:45 – Northwest Check in: Northwest sites (Haida Gwaii, Terrace & Smithers)

4:15 – Check in with Vancouver

4:45 – Wrap up






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