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A Speaker Series Luncheon with keynote speaker: Shauna Harper

It has been said that companies who prioritize a triple bottom line far outperform those who don’t.  How can you be involved in social good, benefit your business and build your brand?  Join community builder and entrepreneur Shauna Harper for lunch as she shares her experience and lessons learned around social cause, community building and business growth.

You will learn:
– Why social good is important from a business perspective
– How to get involved in social good whether you are an entrepreneur or a larger organization
– How to build strategy around this for your business and not dilute your brand


As with all networking events and luncheons, the greatest value is meeting people in person. However, if you are unable to attend, you must have a good reason 🙂 ! If you can’t make it to the event but would like to hear the talk, we will be livestreaming it via Periscope (application use in conjunction with Twitter).

At around 12:15pm (give or take a few minutes on each side as it dependant on the flow of the live event), visit Shauna’s Twitter Profile to get the livestream feed. Click here to be directed there now.

To follow along with the slides, click here for the PDF.

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On behalf of our co-hosts, Haisla Nation and the District of Kitimat, and all our sponsors, thank you so much to those that joined us last week at the Nation2Nation Haisla Kitimat Community Forum.

Hats off to our Northwest BC Nation2Nation team (in picture above). This was our first full livestreamed and multi day event with high security, logistics from all over the province and multi venue setup (and take down).Yeah team!

Technology is just amazing.

Our event was sold out at 150 the first day and 100 the 2nd day (due to space). We chose to livestream it so that we could virtually allow more people into the room. We had NO IDEA the impact of opening up to the world wide web. On our first day we had anywhere from 40 up to 450 people join us on our livestreams. Then on the 2nd day because we had the Premier, we had 2100 people join our event.

You might be wondering why we would share the event live on the internet. Don’t we want people to buy tickets and join us live? Of course, we do. However, we also want the work we do to reach people at every level. With tickets starting from $150-$250, we close the opportunity to people that are unable to afford the prices. We cannot make our tickets cheaper as the events cost a lot to run. So, instead, we have started to livestream them.

Not matter how much we put online, we know for sure that our attendees get great value from attending live our events. We personally help to ensure that partnerships and connections are made and sponsors get enormous value from being a part of our events.

If First Nations led responsible economic development in the NorthWest (and entire Province) is of interest to you, then think about joining us Oct 19th & 20th in Terrace for our next one. Click here for more info. 


More photos will be added to these Facebook albums in the coming days as our photographers send us back edited photos. Keep checking back to the links above to get all the photos.

Did you miss Day 2 or perhaps you want to share the content of the event with your team in the office? Click on the links below to watch the recorded videos.

Day 1 (click the link below & then push the play button to start the video)

Day 2

PS. We apologize for the quality of the video as it was livestreamed for a social network.

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It is amazing to be able to get Michael Shuman here!

He’s a world-renowned economist and author. His workshop will be about building community prosperity in Prince George. Event is FREE because of the sponsorship by the City of PG, Integris Credit Union and Innovation Central Society. Free, but seats are LIMITED! Reserve your ticket.

Join world-renowned economist and author Michael Shuman for a workshop about building community prosperity in Prince George.

Workshop Overview

The Local Economy Solution workshop helps communities develop succesful strategies to strengthen their local economies. Michael Shuman presents a “local living economies” (LLE) approach to economic development that focuses on local business, creates an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports them, and invites community participation.

Discuss how these strategies can be applied in Prince George. Learn how to conduct a leakage analysis on our community, to find out where money leaves the community and to figure out ways to plug those leaks. Think creatively with others in your community who want to strengthen Prince George’s economy.

UPDATE: Here are some photos from the event

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We are very excited to be back up in Northwest BC to organize the Nation2Nation Community Forum but this time in Kitimat. Our N2N team is made up of 2 of us from City of Prince George, 1 from Prince Rupert and 1 from Terrace. This event (and all our Nation2Nation events) is about creating conversation towards economic development and self-reliance between Industry and Government from a First Nations perspective.

Day 2 is already sold out. Join us for Day 1. Get your tickets:

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I had an incredible week in the Northwest! As we do research for our next major project, I travel the region to find out what other communities are doing when it comes to inspiring youth.

We were invited to spend an inspiring couple of days at the RCMP Healthy Youth Summit in Terrace‬. I watched as Nisga’a kids proudly opened up the rooms by creating space and presence via their voices and dancing.  There was so much energy in the room!  The power of voice, ritual, & community was definitely present.

From there, we were moved and inspired by Katy Hutchison’s story. Click here to find out more. (My hope is to get her to PG one day!).

I wrapped up the trip at NABOC in Rupert and met up with clients, connected with the Nation2Nation team and ate great food. (I just HAD to show it as the food was amazing!)

So many exciting big projects bubbling up for the rest of 2016. Stay tuned.

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What a day! Thank you to everyone that joined us for the first Be the Change Event in Prince George. This day was made possible by Startup Canada, Dell, Catalyst for Growth Fund through Women’s Enterprise Centre, YMCA of Northern BCStrong Girls, Strong World Project (that is a partnership between Plan Canada, YMCA Canada, and YWCA Canada, and has been funded by Status of Women Canada),Innovation Central Society, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory PG and The Hubspace Community.

Our community partners Community Futures Fraser Fort George, Prince George Chamber of Commerce, UNBC University of Northern British Columbia – Community Development Institute and Linda Rempel – Sunlife and Chamber Health and Dental Plan.

Thank you to Bobbi Carpino Photography for these beautiful pictures.

#stronggirlsstrongworld #pgsgsw #econwomen#catlystforgrowth #pgbethechange #startupwomen

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Congrats to Northern Development Initiative Trust on 10 Years of making the North Stronger.

The evening’s entertainment was provided by talented local musicians The Curtis Abriel Band

Northern Development Initiative Trust: The North – The Trust – The Future.
Reception at the Ramada Prince George.
Photos by Kelly Bergman, BergMedia Photography

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Community building projects are the heartbeat of what we do. Very proud of our team this past week. The Hubspace Community has been the largest project so far with many moving parts and very tight timelines. Stay tuned for an announcement on the first circle group we are going to run from the space in ‪#‎cityofpg‬! ‪#‎iheartpg‬ ‪#‎followyourheart‬ ‪#‎bigmagic‬‪#‎risingstrong‬

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12065471_975349592503788_227014954419895987_nDue to the continued support of Women’s Enterprise Centre we were able to continue the community building & collaborative dialogue work at the BC Economic Forum yesterday in Vancouver. Also, through their support (together with Hawkair) approx 11 Northern regional representatives were sponsored to join the important day. Here’s a picture of the ‪#‎cityofpg‬ folks Bobbi Carpino, Lee Foulds and myself (Shauna).

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It’s already the end of September!


Tomorrow is #startupdrinkspg. Last month we filled up 2 long tables with a mix of new and old faces. There is always a buzz in the air and new energy, connections and ideas when we shift seasons. You don’t want to miss this month!

Time: 7-9pm

Place: Copper Pig BBQ (363 George Street)

Date: Tuesday September 29th, 2015

Cost: Free to come (pay for your own drinks + food)
Hope to see you there!

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Phone: 250.960.0198 - Office inside the Hubspace: 1299 Third Ave, Prince George, BC. - Mailing Address: PO Box 12025, Prince George, BC V2L 0A8


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