The City Institute assisted with a portion of the initial organization behind the 2017 Creating Opportunities Summit being held at Osgoode Hall Law School on January 26 and 27, 2017.
"The purpose of the Summit is to explore local, regional and national economic development issues in Canada. Our focus will be strategies, initiatives and policies that can create opportunities for economic prosperity and remove barriers to inclusion for disadvantaged and underserved communities, and particularly for youth seeking educational and employment opportunities.
Over the course of two days, the Summit will address the following economic development issues: transportation and transit, housing, youth employment, social procurement, community benefit agreements, entrepreneurship, pro bono business law, financial literacy, business improvement areas, technological innovations and government regulation. The Summit will celebrate 150 years of Canada by looking at the best examples we have across the country for furthering social and economic development and prosperity, and looking forward to how we can continue to create opportunities for youth into the 21st century."
Further information about the summit and registration details are available here.