ICCE 2023 Conference: Sharing Knowledge to Take Action
May 29 to 31, 2023 Westin Hotel, Ottawa ON
The 2023 ICCE conference theme is Sharing Knowledge to Take Action. Our first in-person conference will be held May 29 to 31, 2023 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa ON.
Speakers from coast to coast to coast will share their knowledge on cumulative effects assessment, management and monitoring and on how their ground-breaking initiatives are allowing their communities and organizations to build and strengthen their capacity in addressing cumulative effects.
Through interactive presentations and panels, the conference participants will learn about innovative ways to handle the social, cultural, and environmental components of cumulative effects work. These discussions, rooted in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge, will empower communities to take action and continue their contribution to the ever-growing Indigenous leadership on cumulative effects.
Master of Ceremonies: Bob Goulais
Bob Goulais, an Anishinaabe from Nipissing First Nation, is a well-versed and experienced senior executive and consultant having provided over 25 years of service to government, industry, not-for-profit, and Indigenous organizations.
He is a second-degree member of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge, a traditional society of the Anishinaabe (Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatami) people. He is a strong advocate for the retention and proliferation of the Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway language) and Anishinaabe Aadiziwin (Indigenous ways of knowing and being).
He actively leads Indigenous cultural competency training, implementation of Truth and Reconciliation processes, and integration of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITK) values and concepts in projects across Indigenous territory.
It is our pleasure to have him be part of our first in-person conference as our master of ceremonies.
Inclusiveness Travel Bursary
ICCE values equitable access to its activities and events. For those reasons, ICCE created the Conference Inclusiveness Travel Bursary.
We are now accepting applications for a limited number of bursaries to be awarded to representatives who identify as Indigenous persons or are working with an Indigenous community/organization (up to two individuals).
It is ICCE’s hope that these bursaries will help individuals attend our annual conference and, therefore, help to build their knowledge and capacity surrounding cumulative effects issues in their communities. In addition, we hope the bursary recipients’ insights, knowledge, and experience will be shared with other delegates at the event and thus enrich the conference experience for all.