Look North

Events and Engagement

Ongoing events and engagement are key to building relationships and forming partnerships that are important to advancing the economy of northern Manitoba. Since the inception of Look North, there have been several meetings, events and conversations with northerners.

December to June 2017: Industry/Community Engagement

  • December 2016: meetings with industry representatives
  • January to March 2017: conversations with individuals and organizations
  • February to June 2017: community roundtables (CEDF Roundtable Meetings)
  • May to June 2017: presentations and discussions at several events

April 2017: Look North Summits

Three economic summits took place in April 2017 in the towns of The Pas, Thompson, and Churchill. To learn more about what happened in each summit, view the reports below.

March 2018: Look North Roundtables

Six roundtable meetings took place in Thompson and Flin Flon to discuss specific solutions and recommendations for each of the Look North priority areas. Northern stakeholders were excited to come together, face-to-face, to discuss solutions, successes and opportunities around local economic development in northern Manitoba.

November 2018: Linkages in Northern Economic Development

“Linkages in Northern Economic Development” was hosted in partnership by the University College of the North, Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and Look North. A diverse group of over 250 people came together to discuss northern economic development strategies throughout the two-day conference.

April 2019: Northern Urban Reserve, Municipality and Economic Development Forum

“Northern Urban Reserve, Municipality and Economic Development Forum” was hosted by Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) in partnership with Look North and the Thompson Urban Aboriginal Strategy. Over 100 people from across the north gathered to share, learn and be inspired to stimulate Indigenous economic development in northern Manitoba and foster meaningful relationships.