Forward Summit

Conference Agenda

February 2, 2022 - Day 1

Please note, all times show are in Mountain Daylight Time.

  • 8:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  • 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM | Networking & Lunch
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Blessings & Opening Remarks
Welcoming Address

Elder

Doreen Bergum

Métis Blessing

Elder

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Elder Tom Snow

First Nations Blessing

Speaker

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Dr. Patricia Makokis

Welcoming address

Speaker

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Rod Miller

Welcoming address

Speaker

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Hon. Minister Jason Copping

Welcoming address

Panel Discussion:Leading the Way – Inspirational Indigenous Women and perspectives on the current Economic Landscape

Moderator

Krystal Abotossaway

Moderator, TD

Speaker

Alicia Dubois

CEO – Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation

Speaker

Bobbie Racette

CEO – Virtual Gurus

Speaker

Chief Crystal Smith

Chief – Haisla Nation 

Speaker

Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould

10:15 AM | Morning Coffee & Networking

Morning Concurrent Roundtables

  • Building our Future
  • The Ethics of Indigenous Engagement
  • Stem, Tech & The Future of Work
  • Growing Partnerships through Sustainable Forest Management

Building our Future

An open discussion on developing community lands, creating a strong and sustainable economic future.

Moderator

Holly Cooper

Moderator, ATB

Speaker

Chief Roy Whitney

Tsuu T’ina First Nation

Speaker

William Brisco

Candrel Construction

Speaker

Speaker

The Ethics of Indigenous Engagement

Connecting Indigenous community, industry and organizations is all about the relationship and the understanding of relationships. Come together to share your experiences and learn from others about the art of true and meaningful engagement.

Moderator

Jorge Aviles

Moderator

Speaker

Bren Littlelight

Speaker

Ira Provost

Speaker

Billie Fortier

Speaker

Jennifer David

Stem, Tech & The Future of Work

A roundtable discussion lead by Actua that centres around increasing future opportunities for Indigenous youth in Stem focused careers.

Supporter

Doug Dokis, Moderator - Actua

Noreen Demeria - Actua

Kevin Parkes, President - Finning Canada

Todd Hirsch - ATB

Leann Hall - Creative Fire

Growing Partnerships through Sustainable Forest Management

It brings together both Industry and community to openly discuss what true partnerships can look like. A deep dive into the challenges, learnings and future opportunities in sustainable forest management sector.

Community Partner

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We are pleased to present networking opportunities during the lunch break!

Panel Discussion: UNDRIP

An open panel discussion on the economic impacts of UNDRIP being implemented into Law. As the 3 year consultation period gets underway this discussion centres around what the considerations are when you put Indigenous Economic Development at the forefront of the decisions being made.

Elder

Doreen Bergum

Métis Blessing

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Elder Tom Snow

First Nations Blessing

Speaker

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Dr. Patricia Makokis

Welcoming address

Speaker

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Rod Miller

Welcoming address

Speaker

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Hon. Minister Jason Copping

Welcoming address

3:30PM | Afternoon Coffee & Networking

Afternoon Concurrent Roundtables

  • Hydrocarbons
  • Power of Procurement
  • Clean Technology & Renewables
  • Community Capacity Building

Hydrocarbons

An evolution is happening and there remain true opportunities in the legacy of Orphan Wells, as well as the major development opportunities of Carbon Capture and Storage. Ensuring Indigenous participation in these economic opportunities remains a priority for many communities – what more can be done? What needs to evolve and change to ensure Indigenous communities are at the forefront of these projects?

Annie Korver

Inspired by reconciliation in Canada and her own Metis ancestry, Annie founded her company Rise Consulting Ltd. (‘Rise”) in 2013 to advance reconciliation and Indigenous inclusion with a focus on economic development.

Moderator

Annie Korver

Moderator, RISE Consulting

Speaker

Jadelyn Psutka

Jadelyn Psutka

Her role at KPMG incorporates the Talent Attraction team, Enterprise Inclusion & Diversity and the Partners to create equity in the recruitment process, increase representation and bring Indigenous perspectives to the core of the organization.

Manager, Indigenous Enablement & Recruitment – KPMG Canada

Tim Laronde

As a member of the Nipissing First Nation, Tim has worked in the business services industry for more than 25 years. He has experience in business development, negotiation strategies and building capacity with the Indigenous community and Indigenous associations.

Speaker

Tim Laronde

National Director, Indigenous Strategy – Chandos Construction

Scot Durward

Scot's work is focused on engaging Tolko’s workforce and communities across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This includes more than 80 Indigenous communities. Scot is responsible for moving Tolko’s Indigenous People HR Strategy forward.

Speaker

Scot Durward

Manager, Operations and Woodlands Human Resources – TOLKO Industries

Mary Point

Mary helps to further develop the relationship between Musqueam and YVR, facilitating the elements of this agreement and exploring new joint business opportunities; as well as developing a global Indigenous peoples strategy.

Speaker

Mary Point

Manager Indigenous Relations, Vancouver Airport Authority

Power of Procurement

This roundtable will discuss Indigenous inclusion in all aspects of supply chain across various industries. CCAB leads the discussion of Indigenous inclusion in the supply chain – learn how business opportunities are being developed and how to be a part of the change.

Annie Korver

Inspired by reconciliation in Canada and her own Metis ancestry, Annie founded her company Rise Consulting Ltd. (‘Rise”) in 2013 to advance reconciliation and Indigenous inclusion with a focus on economic development.

Moderator

Annie Korver

Moderator, RISE Consulting

Speaker

Jadelyn Psutka

Jadelyn Psutka

Her role at KPMG incorporates the Talent Attraction team, Enterprise Inclusion & Diversity and the Partners to create equity in the recruitment process, increase representation and bring Indigenous perspectives to the core of the organization.

Manager, Indigenous Enablement & Recruitment – KPMG Canada

Tim Laronde

As a member of the Nipissing First Nation, Tim has worked in the business services industry for more than 25 years. He has experience in business development, negotiation strategies and building capacity with the Indigenous community and Indigenous associations.

Speaker

Tim Laronde

National Director, Indigenous Strategy – Chandos Construction

Scot Durward

Scot's work is focused on engaging Tolko’s workforce and communities across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This includes more than 80 Indigenous communities. Scot is responsible for moving Tolko’s Indigenous People HR Strategy forward.

Speaker

Scot Durward

Manager, Operations and Woodlands Human Resources – TOLKO Industries

Mary Point

Mary helps to further develop the relationship between Musqueam and YVR, facilitating the elements of this agreement and exploring new joint business opportunities; as well as developing a global Indigenous peoples strategy.

Speaker

Mary Point

Manager Indigenous Relations, Vancouver Airport Authority

Clean Technology & Renewables

More and more economic developments are happening when creating community based energy projects in renewable and clean technologies. This roundtable looks at the partnerships and future economic opportunities that exist in the sector.

Annie Korver

Inspired by reconciliation in Canada and her own Metis ancestry, Annie founded her company Rise Consulting Ltd. (‘Rise”) in 2013 to advance reconciliation and Indigenous inclusion with a focus on economic development.

Moderator

Annie Korver

Moderator, RISE Consulting

Speaker

Jadelyn Psutka

Jadelyn Psutka

Her role at KPMG incorporates the Talent Attraction team, Enterprise Inclusion & Diversity and the Partners to create equity in the recruitment process, increase representation and bring Indigenous perspectives to the core of the organization.

Manager, Indigenous Enablement & Recruitment – KPMG Canada

Tim Laronde

As a member of the Nipissing First Nation, Tim has worked in the business services industry for more than 25 years. He has experience in business development, negotiation strategies and building capacity with the Indigenous community and Indigenous associations.

Speaker

Tim Laronde

National Director, Indigenous Strategy – Chandos Construction

Scot Durward

Scot's work is focused on engaging Tolko’s workforce and communities across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This includes more than 80 Indigenous communities. Scot is responsible for moving Tolko’s Indigenous People HR Strategy forward.

Speaker

Scot Durward

Manager, Operations and Woodlands Human Resources – TOLKO Industries

Mary Point

Mary helps to further develop the relationship between Musqueam and YVR, facilitating the elements of this agreement and exploring new joint business opportunities; as well as developing a global Indigenous peoples strategy.

Speaker

Mary Point

Manager Indigenous Relations, Vancouver Airport Authority

Attracting Capital and Leveraged Finance

Obtaining business Finance of any kind is One of if the not the most the most challenging areas for Indigenous economic growth.  How is the financial sector evolving to recognise and address the needs of Indigenous Economic Growth?  

Moderator

Monica Rovers

Moderator

Speaker

Jon Horsman

ATB Financial

Speaker

Clint Davis

CEO, Nunasi

Speaker

Jeffry Cyr

Raven Indigenous Capital Partners

Speaker

QUEST

3:00PM | Coffee and Networking Break

February 3, 2022 - Day 2

  • 8:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  • 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM | Networking & Lunch
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Blessings & Opening Remarks
Welcoming Address

Elder

Doreen Bergum

Métis Blessing

Elder

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Elder Tom Snow

First Nations Blessing

Speaker

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Dr. Patricia Makokis

Welcoming address

Speaker

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Rod Miller

Welcoming address

Speaker

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Hon. Minister Jason Copping

Welcoming address

Panel Discussion: The Power of Partnerships Beyond the Project

Meet some of the strongest equitable partnerships that have evolved and outlasted and evolved beyond projects to be true relationships.

Annie Korver

Inspired by reconciliation in Canada and her own Metis ancestry, Annie founded her company Rise Consulting Ltd. (‘Rise”) in 2013 to advance reconciliation and Indigenous inclusion with a focus on economic development.

Moderator

Annie Korver

Moderator, RISE Consulting

Speaker

Jadelyn Psutka

Jadelyn Psutka

Her role at KPMG incorporates the Talent Attraction team, Enterprise Inclusion & Diversity and the Partners to create equity in the recruitment process, increase representation and bring Indigenous perspectives to the core of the organization.

Manager, Indigenous Enablement & Recruitment – KPMG Canada

Tim Laronde

As a member of the Nipissing First Nation, Tim has worked in the business services industry for more than 25 years. He has experience in business development, negotiation strategies and building capacity with the Indigenous community and Indigenous associations.

Speaker

Tim Laronde

National Director, Indigenous Strategy – Chandos Construction

Scot Durward

Scot's work is focused on engaging Tolko’s workforce and communities across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This includes more than 80 Indigenous communities. Scot is responsible for moving Tolko’s Indigenous People HR Strategy forward.

Speaker

Scot Durward

Manager, Operations and Woodlands Human Resources – TOLKO Industries

Mary Point

Mary helps to further develop the relationship between Musqueam and YVR, facilitating the elements of this agreement and exploring new joint business opportunities; as well as developing a global Indigenous peoples strategy.

Speaker

Mary Point

Manager Indigenous Relations, Vancouver Airport Authority

10:15 AM | Morning Coffee & Networking

Morning Concurrent Roundtables

  • Energy Transition
  • Major Projects in Canada – Opportunity through Adversity
  • The Conservation Economy
  • Technology

Energy Transition

Energy Transition is evolving rapidly and opportunities for Indigenous led businesses is evident. How can these opportunities be converted into true sustainable economic growth?

Annie Korver

Inspired by reconciliation in Canada and her own Metis ancestry, Annie founded her company Rise Consulting Ltd. (‘Rise”) in 2013 to advance reconciliation and Indigenous inclusion with a focus on economic development.

Moderator

Annie Korver

Moderator, RISE Consulting

Speaker

Jadelyn Psutka

Jadelyn Psutka

Her role at KPMG incorporates the Talent Attraction team, Enterprise Inclusion & Diversity and the Partners to create equity in the recruitment process, increase representation and bring Indigenous perspectives to the core of the organization.

Manager, Indigenous Enablement & Recruitment – KPMG Canada

Tim Laronde

As a member of the Nipissing First Nation, Tim has worked in the business services industry for more than 25 years. He has experience in business development, negotiation strategies and building capacity with the Indigenous community and Indigenous associations.

Speaker

Tim Laronde

National Director, Indigenous Strategy – Chandos Construction

Scot Durward

Scot's work is focused on engaging Tolko’s workforce and communities across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This includes more than 80 Indigenous communities. Scot is responsible for moving Tolko’s Indigenous People HR Strategy forward.

Speaker

Scot Durward

Manager, Operations and Woodlands Human Resources – TOLKO Industries

Mary Point

Mary helps to further develop the relationship between Musqueam and YVR, facilitating the elements of this agreement and exploring new joint business opportunities; as well as developing a global Indigenous peoples strategy.

Speaker

Mary Point

Manager Indigenous Relations, Vancouver Airport Authority

Major Projects in Canada – Opportunity through Adversity

Exploring some of the Major Projects that have taken place through one of the most challenging economic times – the roundtable explores this as well as challenges for Indigenous led Major Projects.

Annie Korver

Inspired by reconciliation in Canada and her own Metis ancestry, Annie founded her company Rise Consulting Ltd. (‘Rise”) in 2013 to advance reconciliation and Indigenous inclusion with a focus on economic development.

Moderator

Annie Korver

Moderator, RISE Consulting

Speaker

Jadelyn Psutka

Jadelyn Psutka

Her role at KPMG incorporates the Talent Attraction team, Enterprise Inclusion & Diversity and the Partners to create equity in the recruitment process, increase representation and bring Indigenous perspectives to the core of the organization.

Manager, Indigenous Enablement & Recruitment – KPMG Canada

Tim Laronde

As a member of the Nipissing First Nation, Tim has worked in the business services industry for more than 25 years. He has experience in business development, negotiation strategies and building capacity with the Indigenous community and Indigenous associations.

Speaker

Tim Laronde

National Director, Indigenous Strategy – Chandos Construction

Scot Durward

Scot's work is focused on engaging Tolko’s workforce and communities across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This includes more than 80 Indigenous communities. Scot is responsible for moving Tolko’s Indigenous People HR Strategy forward.

Speaker

Scot Durward

Manager, Operations and Woodlands Human Resources – TOLKO Industries

Mary Point

Mary helps to further develop the relationship between Musqueam and YVR, facilitating the elements of this agreement and exploring new joint business opportunities; as well as developing a global Indigenous peoples strategy.

Speaker

Mary Point

Manager Indigenous Relations, Vancouver Airport Authority

The Conservation Economy

No one knows the land better than Indigenous Peoples, they are by far the best placed to lead economic growth in conservation projects in a rapidly changing climate. This roundtable will discuss true economic opportunities and how communities can realise economic success in the area of conservation.

Annie Korver

Inspired by reconciliation in Canada and her own Metis ancestry, Annie founded her company Rise Consulting Ltd. (‘Rise”) in 2013 to advance reconciliation and Indigenous inclusion with a focus on economic development.

Moderator

Annie Korver

Moderator, RISE Consulting

Speaker

Jadelyn Psutka

Jadelyn Psutka

Her role at KPMG incorporates the Talent Attraction team, Enterprise Inclusion & Diversity and the Partners to create equity in the recruitment process, increase representation and bring Indigenous perspectives to the core of the organization.

Manager, Indigenous Enablement & Recruitment – KPMG Canada

Tim Laronde

As a member of the Nipissing First Nation, Tim has worked in the business services industry for more than 25 years. He has experience in business development, negotiation strategies and building capacity with the Indigenous community and Indigenous associations.

Speaker

Tim Laronde

National Director, Indigenous Strategy – Chandos Construction

Scot Durward

Scot's work is focused on engaging Tolko’s workforce and communities across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This includes more than 80 Indigenous communities. Scot is responsible for moving Tolko’s Indigenous People HR Strategy forward.

Speaker

Scot Durward

Manager, Operations and Woodlands Human Resources – TOLKO Industries

Mary Point

Mary helps to further develop the relationship between Musqueam and YVR, facilitating the elements of this agreement and exploring new joint business opportunities; as well as developing a global Indigenous peoples strategy.

Speaker

Mary Point

Manager Indigenous Relations, Vancouver Airport Authority

Technology

As Canada gears up for a technology boom, meet those Indigenous businesses blazing a trail. Explore opportunities and how relationships are forming and evolving to create a strong future in technology.

Moderator

Gregory John

Speaker

Sean Willy

Telus

Speaker

SAIT

Speaker

Denise Williams

Speaker

David Pereira

 

We are pleased to present networking opportunities during the lunch break!

Afternoon Concurrent Roundtables

  • Hydrocarbons
  • Power of Procurement
  • Clean Technology & Renewables
  • Community Capacity Building

Hydrocarbons

An evolution is happening and there remain true opportunities in the legacy of Orphan Wells, as well as the major development opportunities of Carbon Capture and Storage. Ensuring Indigenous participation in these economic opportunities remains a priority for many communities – what more can be done? What needs to evolve and change to ensure Indigenous communities are at the forefront of these projects?

Annie Korver

Inspired by reconciliation in Canada and her own Metis ancestry, Annie founded her company Rise Consulting Ltd. (‘Rise”) in 2013 to advance reconciliation and Indigenous inclusion with a focus on economic development.

Moderator

Annie Korver

Moderator, RISE Consulting

Speaker

Jadelyn Psutka

Jadelyn Psutka

Her role at KPMG incorporates the Talent Attraction team, Enterprise Inclusion & Diversity and the Partners to create equity in the recruitment process, increase representation and bring Indigenous perspectives to the core of the organization.

Manager, Indigenous Enablement & Recruitment – KPMG Canada

Tim Laronde

As a member of the Nipissing First Nation, Tim has worked in the business services industry for more than 25 years. He has experience in business development, negotiation strategies and building capacity with the Indigenous community and Indigenous associations.

Speaker

Tim Laronde

National Director, Indigenous Strategy – Chandos Construction

Scot Durward

Scot's work is focused on engaging Tolko’s workforce and communities across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This includes more than 80 Indigenous communities. Scot is responsible for moving Tolko’s Indigenous People HR Strategy forward.

Speaker

Scot Durward

Manager, Operations and Woodlands Human Resources – TOLKO Industries

Mary Point

Mary helps to further develop the relationship between Musqueam and YVR, facilitating the elements of this agreement and exploring new joint business opportunities; as well as developing a global Indigenous peoples strategy.

Speaker

Mary Point

Manager Indigenous Relations, Vancouver Airport Authority

Power of Procurement

This roundtable will discuss Indigenous inclusion in all aspects of supply chain across various industries. CCAB leads the discussion of Indigenous inclusion in the supply chain – learn how business opportunities are being developed and how to be a part of the change.

Annie Korver

Inspired by reconciliation in Canada and her own Metis ancestry, Annie founded her company Rise Consulting Ltd. (‘Rise”) in 2013 to advance reconciliation and Indigenous inclusion with a focus on economic development.

Moderator

Annie Korver

Moderator, RISE Consulting

Speaker

Jadelyn Psutka

Jadelyn Psutka

Her role at KPMG incorporates the Talent Attraction team, Enterprise Inclusion & Diversity and the Partners to create equity in the recruitment process, increase representation and bring Indigenous perspectives to the core of the organization.

Manager, Indigenous Enablement & Recruitment – KPMG Canada

Tim Laronde

As a member of the Nipissing First Nation, Tim has worked in the business services industry for more than 25 years. He has experience in business development, negotiation strategies and building capacity with the Indigenous community and Indigenous associations.

Speaker

Tim Laronde

National Director, Indigenous Strategy – Chandos Construction

Scot Durward

Scot's work is focused on engaging Tolko’s workforce and communities across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This includes more than 80 Indigenous communities. Scot is responsible for moving Tolko’s Indigenous People HR Strategy forward.

Speaker

Scot Durward

Manager, Operations and Woodlands Human Resources – TOLKO Industries

Mary Point

Mary helps to further develop the relationship between Musqueam and YVR, facilitating the elements of this agreement and exploring new joint business opportunities; as well as developing a global Indigenous peoples strategy.

Speaker

Mary Point

Manager Indigenous Relations, Vancouver Airport Authority

Clean Technology & Renewables

More and more economic developments are happening when creating community based energy projects in renewable and clean technologies. This roundtable looks at the partnerships and future economic opportunities that exist in the sector.

Annie Korver

Inspired by reconciliation in Canada and her own Metis ancestry, Annie founded her company Rise Consulting Ltd. (‘Rise”) in 2013 to advance reconciliation and Indigenous inclusion with a focus on economic development.

Moderator

Annie Korver

Moderator, RISE Consulting

Speaker

Jadelyn Psutka

Jadelyn Psutka

Her role at KPMG incorporates the Talent Attraction team, Enterprise Inclusion & Diversity and the Partners to create equity in the recruitment process, increase representation and bring Indigenous perspectives to the core of the organization.

Manager, Indigenous Enablement & Recruitment – KPMG Canada

Tim Laronde

As a member of the Nipissing First Nation, Tim has worked in the business services industry for more than 25 years. He has experience in business development, negotiation strategies and building capacity with the Indigenous community and Indigenous associations.

Speaker

Tim Laronde

National Director, Indigenous Strategy – Chandos Construction

Scot Durward

Scot's work is focused on engaging Tolko’s workforce and communities across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This includes more than 80 Indigenous communities. Scot is responsible for moving Tolko’s Indigenous People HR Strategy forward.

Speaker

Scot Durward

Manager, Operations and Woodlands Human Resources – TOLKO Industries

Mary Point

Mary helps to further develop the relationship between Musqueam and YVR, facilitating the elements of this agreement and exploring new joint business opportunities; as well as developing a global Indigenous peoples strategy.

Speaker

Mary Point

Manager Indigenous Relations, Vancouver Airport Authority

Community Capacity Building

The ability of any community to build a strong and sustainable economy starts with building a strong foundation and ensuring readiness to participate in economic opportunities.  This challenge is encountered by all communities.  The roundtable aims to have open discussions from communities at differing stages in their own development, how can Industry improve to have a more ethical approach to partnership that will build business ready communities.  

 

Moderator

Monica Rovers

Moderator

Speaker

Jon Horsman

ATB Financial

Speaker

Clint Davis

CEO, Nunasi

Speaker

Jeffry Cyr

Raven Indigenous Capital Partners

Speaker

QUEST

3:00PM | Coffee and Networking Break

Afternoon Concurrent Roundtables

  • Hydrocarbons
  • Power of Procurement
  • Clean Technology & Renewables
  • Community Capacity Building

Hydrocarbons

An evolution is happening and there remain true opportunities in the legacy of Orphan Wells, as well as the major development opportunities of Carbon Capture and Storage. Ensuring Indigenous participation in these economic opportunities remains a priority for many communities – what more can be done? What needs to evolve and change to ensure Indigenous communities are at the forefront of these projects?

Annie Korver

Inspired by reconciliation in Canada and her own Metis ancestry, Annie founded her company Rise Consulting Ltd. (‘Rise”) in 2013 to advance reconciliation and Indigenous inclusion with a focus on economic development.

Moderator

Annie Korver

Moderator, RISE Consulting

Speaker

Jadelyn Psutka

Jadelyn Psutka

Her role at KPMG incorporates the Talent Attraction team, Enterprise Inclusion & Diversity and the Partners to create equity in the recruitment process, increase representation and bring Indigenous perspectives to the core of the organization.

Manager, Indigenous Enablement & Recruitment – KPMG Canada

Tim Laronde

As a member of the Nipissing First Nation, Tim has worked in the business services industry for more than 25 years. He has experience in business development, negotiation strategies and building capacity with the Indigenous community and Indigenous associations.

Speaker

Tim Laronde

National Director, Indigenous Strategy – Chandos Construction

Scot Durward

Scot's work is focused on engaging Tolko’s workforce and communities across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This includes more than 80 Indigenous communities. Scot is responsible for moving Tolko’s Indigenous People HR Strategy forward.

Speaker

Scot Durward

Manager, Operations and Woodlands Human Resources – TOLKO Industries

Mary Point

Mary helps to further develop the relationship between Musqueam and YVR, facilitating the elements of this agreement and exploring new joint business opportunities; as well as developing a global Indigenous peoples strategy.

Speaker

Mary Point

Manager Indigenous Relations, Vancouver Airport Authority

Power of Procurement

This roundtable will discuss Indigenous inclusion in all aspects of supply chain across various industries. CCAB leads the discussion of Indigenous inclusion in the supply chain – learn how business opportunities are being developed and how to be a part of the change.

Annie Korver

Inspired by reconciliation in Canada and her own Metis ancestry, Annie founded her company Rise Consulting Ltd. (‘Rise”) in 2013 to advance reconciliation and Indigenous inclusion with a focus on economic development.

Moderator

Annie Korver

Moderator, RISE Consulting

Speaker

Jadelyn Psutka

Jadelyn Psutka

Her role at KPMG incorporates the Talent Attraction team, Enterprise Inclusion & Diversity and the Partners to create equity in the recruitment process, increase representation and bring Indigenous perspectives to the core of the organization.

Manager, Indigenous Enablement & Recruitment – KPMG Canada

Tim Laronde

As a member of the Nipissing First Nation, Tim has worked in the business services industry for more than 25 years. He has experience in business development, negotiation strategies and building capacity with the Indigenous community and Indigenous associations.

Speaker

Tim Laronde

National Director, Indigenous Strategy – Chandos Construction

Scot Durward

Scot's work is focused on engaging Tolko’s workforce and communities across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This includes more than 80 Indigenous communities. Scot is responsible for moving Tolko’s Indigenous People HR Strategy forward.

Speaker

Scot Durward

Manager, Operations and Woodlands Human Resources – TOLKO Industries

Mary Point

Mary helps to further develop the relationship between Musqueam and YVR, facilitating the elements of this agreement and exploring new joint business opportunities; as well as developing a global Indigenous peoples strategy.

Speaker

Mary Point

Manager Indigenous Relations, Vancouver Airport Authority

Clean Technology & Renewables

More and more economic developments are happening when creating community based energy projects in renewable and clean technologies. This roundtable looks at the partnerships and future economic opportunities that exist in the sector.

Annie Korver

Inspired by reconciliation in Canada and her own Metis ancestry, Annie founded her company Rise Consulting Ltd. (‘Rise”) in 2013 to advance reconciliation and Indigenous inclusion with a focus on economic development.

Moderator

Annie Korver

Moderator, RISE Consulting

Speaker

Jadelyn Psutka

Jadelyn Psutka

Her role at KPMG incorporates the Talent Attraction team, Enterprise Inclusion & Diversity and the Partners to create equity in the recruitment process, increase representation and bring Indigenous perspectives to the core of the organization.

Manager, Indigenous Enablement & Recruitment – KPMG Canada

Tim Laronde

As a member of the Nipissing First Nation, Tim has worked in the business services industry for more than 25 years. He has experience in business development, negotiation strategies and building capacity with the Indigenous community and Indigenous associations.

Speaker

Tim Laronde

National Director, Indigenous Strategy – Chandos Construction

Scot Durward

Scot's work is focused on engaging Tolko’s workforce and communities across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This includes more than 80 Indigenous communities. Scot is responsible for moving Tolko’s Indigenous People HR Strategy forward.

Speaker

Scot Durward

Manager, Operations and Woodlands Human Resources – TOLKO Industries

Mary Point

Mary helps to further develop the relationship between Musqueam and YVR, facilitating the elements of this agreement and exploring new joint business opportunities; as well as developing a global Indigenous peoples strategy.

Speaker

Mary Point

Manager Indigenous Relations, Vancouver Airport Authority

Community Capacity Building

The ability of any community to build a strong and sustainable economy starts with building a strong foundation and ensuring readiness to participate in economic opportunities.  This challenge is encountered by all communities.  The roundtable aims to have open discussions from communities at differing stages in their own development, how can Industry improve to have a more ethical approach to partnership that will build business ready communities.  

 

Moderator

Monica Rovers

Moderator

Speaker

Jon Horsman

ATB Financial

Speaker

Clint Davis

CEO, Nunasi

Speaker

Jeffry Cyr

Raven Indigenous Capital Partners

Speaker

QUEST

3:00PM | Coffee and Networking Break

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