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Regional Spotlight: Nanaimo’s Doughnut Economic Strategy

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Applying Doughnut Economics: How local government can lead economic development fit for the 21st century


What does it mean for humanity to thrive in the 21st century? Nanaimo is the first Canadian city (joining Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Melbourne, and Sydney) to adopt the Doughnut Economics framework to guide all city initiatives in order to build a thriving community that is environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.

Join us at the 2021 ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit to hear from Carlota Sanz, Co-founder of the Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL), and Councilors Tyler Brown and Ben Geselbracht who will discuss how Nanaimo is applying the principles of Doughnut Economics and how local governments can leverage their resources to lead robust economic development to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Thanks to Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) for sponsoring this session.


BC Premier John Horgan will Address Delegates at the Economic Summit


The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance is pleased to announce that Premier Horgan will speak at the 15th annual ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit at 3:30pm, Wednesday, October 27th.

As Premier of British Columbia since 2017, John Horgan’s leadership is rooted in a strong sense of family and community.

Under his leadership, the B.C. government is working to keep people healthy, safe and secure through the pandemic and build a strong economic recovery that works for everyone. This includes delivering better health care for you and your family, making life more affordable, and creating good jobs and livelihoods in a clean energy future.

Premier Horgan is a proud husband and father of two, and has lived in Langford, on Vancouver Island, for over 25 years. He has been re-elected four times as MLA since 2005 and represents the riding of Langford-Juan de Fuca. He became leader of the BC NDP in 2014 and was sworn in as Premier of British Columbia on July 18, 2017.

Premier John Horgan and the B.C. government are investing in the people of British Columbia to build a strong, sustainable economy, deliver the services people count on, and make life better and more affordable for everyone in B.C.

Thanks to Vancouver Island University for sponsoring this keynote session.

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