CFNE 2022: AGENDA

May 8 - 10, 2022
The Westin Ottawa

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DATE/ACTIVITY

TIME

Sunday, May 8th, 2022
Registration (4th Floor - all day) 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Welcome to Ottawa (22nd Floor) 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Opening Reception (Governor General Ballroom) 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Dinner (Delegates on their own at Ottawa's ByWard Market) Evening
   
Monday, May 9th, 2022
Registration (4th Floor) 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Breakfast (Confederation Ballroom) - Opening remarks from the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister Responsible for FedDev Ontario. 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote: S├ębastien Sasseville, One Step at a Time: Thriving in Change to Win the Long Game (Confederation Ballroom) 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Morning Refreshment Break (Confederation Foyer) 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
      Business Continuity Planning: Prepare for the Unexpected (Governor General III Room)
      CFLI Module 15: Volunteer Attraction, Retention and Succession (Newfoundland/Nova Scotia Room)
      Co-op Developers: Consult, Hire or Become? (Provinces II Room)
      Cybersecurity: Managing the Legal Risk During Crisis (Governor General II Room)
      Promoting the Resilience of Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Areas (Governor General I Room)
      Rebuilding Rural Workplaces: Leading Inclusion (Provinces I Room)
      Rural Realities: Managing the RRRF Portfolio (Ontario Room)
      Sharing Stories: The Best and the Worst of Community Futures (Les Saisons Room)
      Weed Canadians Want: Rural Cannabis Producers in Transition (Quebec Room)
Lunch (Confederation Ballroom) 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Mark DeVolder, Change-Ready: How the Best Thrive During Disruption (Confederation Ballroom) 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon Refreshment Break 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
      A Case for Urgency: The Law and Rural Internet Access (Newfoundland/Nova Scotia Room)
      ACCES Employment: Connecting Canada (Provinces II Room)
      Business Continuity Planning: Prepare for the Unexpected (Governor General III Room)
      Do You Know Flexipreneurship? (Quebec Room)
      Leveraging Data-Driven CED to Rebuild Main Streets (Governor General II Room)
      Rural Change: Post COVID-19 Client Management (Ontario Room)
      Rural Communities: Strategic Risk for Sustainable CED (Governor General I Room)
      Rural Renewal: Creating a Community Futures Consulting Hive (Provinces I Room)
      Sharing Stories: The Best and the Worst of the CF Experience (Les Saisons Room)
Rural and Remote Opportunities: Taste of Canada Reception with Members of Parliament. (Confederation Ballroom) - Opening remarks from the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
   
Tuesday, May 10th, 2022
Registration (4th Floor) 7:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Breakfast (Confederation Ballroom) 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Shawnaa Pandya, On Success, Failure, Resilience and Pushing the Limits (Confederation Ballroom) 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Morning Refreshment Break (Confederation Foyer) 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
      Businesses in Transition: A Unique Approach for Rural Communities (Quebec Room)
      Rebooting a Rural Economy (Provinces I Room)
      Risk and Resiliency: Rural Portfolio Pulse Check (Provinces II Room)
      Rural and Remote Housing: CFs Role in Addressing the Problem (Les Saisons Room)
      Rural Renewal: Building Sustainability for CF with For-Profit Businesses (Governor General II Room) 
      The Community Futures Business Model: Is it time for change? (Ontario Room)
      Top 10 Board Governance Mistakes that Will Get You or Your Organization Sued (Governor General I Room)
      Untapped: Activating Entrepreneurial Talent in Rural Places (Governor General III Room)
Lunch (Confederation Ballroom) 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Huw Williams, The Power of a Grassroots Advocacy Approach (Confederation Ballroom) 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon Refreshment Break (Confederation Foyer) 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
      CFLI Module 15: Volunteer Attraction, Retention and Succession (Newfoundland/Nova Scotia Room)
      Co-op Conversions: Helping to Save Jobs and Troubled Businesses (Provinces II Room)
      Leading Lenders: Supporting Rural Women Entrepreneurs Towards Success (Provinces I Room)
      Rural Change: Post-COVID Staff Management (Ontario Room)
      Rural Realities: Managing the RRRF Portfolio (Les Saisons Room)
      Rural Recovery and Reconciliation: Healing and Strengthening Relationships (Governor General II Room)
      Social Capital and Social Enterprise the Rural Way (Governor General I Room)
      The Popsilos Circuit: A Marriage of Urban Art and Agriculture to Support Tourism CED (Governor General III Room)
Cocktail Lounge (Confederation Foyer) 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Dinner (Confederation Ballroom) 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Entertainment: Grenville Pinto, Violinist (Confederation Ballroom) 9:00 - 11:00 p.m.
   
Wednesday, May 11th, 2022  
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