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On November 18th to 20th, The National Association of Friendship Centres(NAFC) together with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the Circle, Canadians for a New Partnership and other partners, are organizing Canada’s first ever Indigenous Innovation Summit in Winnipeg, M.B. The Summit will create opportunities for new connections, share solutions to common challenges and allow participants to learn about the current state of social innovation in Canada. The Summit will bring together Indigenous innovators from across Canada and from a variety of sectors, including health, education and housing, among others.

Some of the confirmed speakers include:

  • The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg
  • Wab Kinew, CBC Radio/TV Host
  • Shelagh Rogers, Host, CBC Radio One The Next Chapter
  • Mary Simon, former President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) / Chairperson of the National Committee on Inuit Education, Trudeau Foundation

The format of the entire event is interactive and will feature three tracks, action, coaching, learning. The Winnipeg Boldness Project, along with the MaRs Solutions Lab, a leading social innovation hub, will be running an Innovation lab at the Summit. Also a special Reconciliation as Innovation event will take place on Thursday, November 19 at the Canadian Human Rights Museum (CHRM).

For more in-depth details and to register, visit the event’s website .