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Introducing Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan)


Introducing Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan)

In August, 2021 the Government of Canada announced Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan) as the new federal regional economic development agency dedicated to British Columbia. PacifiCan builds on Western Economic Diversification Canada’s (WD) 34 year legacy.
Hear from Naina Sloan, Vice-President, Programs and Partnerships at the ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit, where she will speak about the roles PacifiCan will play to support economic development in our communities.
Thank you to Port Alberni Port Authority for sponsoring this session.


Philanthropy’s Role in Deploying Capital in the New Economy

Join Andrew Chunilall, CEO, Community Foundations of Canada at the ‘Philanthropy’s Role in Deploying Capital in the New Economy’ session at the ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit.
Andrew will lay out how trickle-down philanthropy has been perpetuating economic inequality through its business models and culture of donor centricity. We will examine how philanthropy can adopt the principles of equitable, sustainable, just and inclusive to help deploy capital to resolve economic inequality.
Andrew joined Community Foundations Canada in 2013 and became CEO in 2017. Now at the head of the community foundation movement, Andrew is working closely with the Community Foundations of Canada Leadership team, Board and foundations in Canada and abroad to help the philanthropic sector transform, innovate and meet the new challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
Thank you to Array Web & Creative for sponsoring this session.

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