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Forward Summit | EAST
If your business works or wants to work more effectively with the Indigenous community - this is an event that you don’t want to miss! Forward Summit is a national gathering of Indigenous and non-Indigenous thought leaders who are committed to Indigenous prosperity through Truth and Reconciliation.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2023
Welcoming Address, First Nations & Métis Blessings
The Future is Youth
Fireside Chat - The Roadmap to Indigenization
Morning Coffee Break
The Significance & Importance of Understanding Treaties
The Evolution of the Energy Industry – From Oil & Gas to Advancements in the Renewable Energy Sector
Building a Better Future -- Indigenous Architecture, Trades, & the Art of Building with Culture
Lunch & Networking Break
Indigenous Women Leading the Way in the Workforce Panel
Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking
Ethics of Indigenous Engagement
Wealth Must Come with Health
Healing the Environment
Financing a Wealthier Future - Breaking Down Workforce Issues
Opening Night Reception
SEPTEMBER 28, 2023
Welcoming Back Address / Opening Keynote
Major projects in Canada & Taking joint Ventures to the Next Level
Morning Coffee & Networking
Community Capacity Building & Sharing Between Nations
Procurement & Effecting Positive Change
Creating Space for Youth in the Workforce
Lunch and networking Break
STEM and the Future of Work
Mining for Money & Economic Prosperity
Urban Versus Rural Needs in Eastern Canada & Beyond
ACE – Acquirement, Connectivity & Engagement Breaking Down Workforce Issues
Afternoon Coffee & Networking
Future Economic Outlook for 2023 & Beyond Panel
Meet the leading companies
joining us at Forward Summit | EAST!
Our partners represent the best in business! Through their repeated commitment and generous support they champion the advancement of economic reconciliation in Canada!.
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Casino Rama Resort is a premier gaming & entertainment destination and Ontario‘s only First Nations Resort casino. Located on Rama First Nation, a progressive community rich in history, the property was built and designed to pay homage to the culture and proud heritage of Rama First Nation!
Forward Summit prides itself on being the meeting place
that drives economic reconciliation forward through meaningful dialogue in an intimate setting.
Empowering Indigenous economies
Our mission is simple: to create a community focused on action by providing a platform for both corporate Canada and Indigenous Communities to discuss how to work in partnership towards a common goal: to progress economic reconciliation.
We believe a strong, prosperous and equal Canada for all can only be achieved when industry and Indigenous communities work together.
Broadly mirroring the aims of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Call to Action #92, Forward Summit exists to guide significant, national conversations on building respectful relationships, whereby the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples would be obtained before proceeding with economic development projects.