EconoUs2019 – Communities Leading Innovation

Date/Time
Date(s) - 16/09/2019 - 18/09/2019
12:00 am


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EconoUs2019’s tagline is Communities Leading Innovation to highlight how the new ideas that will be most transformational will be those that are created by and carried by communities. Many communities are already leading the way! EconoUs2019 will feature dynamic speakers, interactive storytelling and skill-building sessions, local and regional tours, a day for turning learning to action, and plenty of opportunities to network.

John Buck, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Line Bouffard, Director on CEDEC’s Board of Directors, will be part of these dynamic speakers!

Conference Details:

John Buck
President and Chief Executive Officer

Innovation for Economic Renewal on Quebec’s Lower North Shore

From the cod moratorium in 2003 to the emergence of new opportunities for economic activity and renewal today, this is an inspirational story of hope and community initiative. For two decades, CEDEC has worked with Coasters Association to stimulate enhanced economic activity and renewal Quebec’s Lower North Shore region. This partnership has led to the development of innovative, community-based and sustainable solutions to the economic growth for this remote region.

Learn about the collaboration between CEDEC and Coasters Association in the areas of tourism, agriculture, and marine and land based development, and how these projects are encouraging a sustainable economy and future growth.

From the cod moratorium in 2003 to the emergence of new opportunities for economic activity and renewal today, this is an inspirational story of hope and community initiative. For two decades, CEDEC has worked with Coasters Association to stimulate enhanced economic activity and renewal Quebec’s Lower North Shore region. This partnership has led to the development of innovative, community-based and sustainable solutions to the economic growth for this remote region.

Learn about the collaboration between CEDEC and Coasters Association in the areas of tourism, agriculture, and marine and land based development, and how these projects are encouraging a sustainable economy and future growth.

Line Bouffard
Director, CEDEC Board of Directors

Magdalen Island Development, Remote Community

Presentation of the development of the Magdalen Islands, a remote community in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. A rural community whose main industries are seasonal (tourism and fishing) facing several problems including labour shortage, population ageing, access to the continent (transport, Internet). How can innovation and partnership between Francophones and Anglophones be ensured on the Islands? How can the public, private and community sectors be engaged to ensure harmonious development? How to face with climate change and preserve the environment and maintain achievements? These are all topics that join other isolated communities.