Collaborative Leadership Initiative Gathering Three
Alt Hotel, 310 Donald St, Winnipeg
November 16-17, 2018
This is the third of four planned meetings of the Chiefs, Mayors and Reeves of the Collaborative Leadership Initiative. In our first meeting, we began the government-to-government process of relationship building. In starting to get to know each other, we began to dispel misunderstandings that have long persisted and to see the potential opportunity in front of us. We all agreed that the status quo was not good enough.
In our second meeting, we reached out to experts from across Canada who came and spoke to us about the opportunities and strong future that could lie ahead if we choose to continue to work together. We learned about how Indigenous and municipal leaders from across the country have exercised a balanced and thoughtful approach to forging strong economic, social, and environmental partnerships.
Today, in this third meeting, we are going to consider a way forward, together. We will hear more about the special and unique mix of assets in our region and we will work together to define what could be accomplished through partnerships between our governments. Decisions made by our elected leaders to establish cooperative relationships and collaborative processes can open new economic opportunities, advance stewardship activities and improve the quality of life for all. We will start to think very concretely about what our next steps might be regionally, given the uniqueness and opportunity presented by our Collaborative Leadership Initiative.
Invite for CLI event on November 16, 2018.