The Indigenous Innovation Summit has now concluded. The NAFC continues to follow up with new partnerships that are being built as a result of the Summit.
The Indigenous Innovation Summit brought together thinkers and doers from a variety of backgrounds from across Canada for two days of interaction, networking and partnership building. The participants shared ideas and strategies to foster better policies, businesses, organizations and a better world. Many communities are using social innovation to grow and strengthen their communities both on and off reserve. The Summit highlighted the success of many of these projects, shared the learnings and began to seed the opportunities for future success. The initial concept behind the Summit was to share these best practices and lessons learned with the Friendship Centre Movement and its partners, in order to grow and give access to these types of projects and financing to Indigenous communities throughout Canada.