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Thursday, December 9 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Gathering Closing and Keynote

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The Gathering Closing will be a chance to reflect on the learnings, teachings, and conversations of the past three days, particularly as we collectively ruminate on the theme Untangling our Roots: The Role of Community in Systems Change.

The Gathering Closing will also set the stage for an exciting last day exploring how we can take action and strengthen our collaborative work. Practical ideas and wisdom will be shared about how we can continue to build our community networks toward systems change.

Elder Mae Louise Campbell, from the Ojibwa-Saulteaux Metis Nation, a mother and grandmother, will welcome us to the Gathering’s final day, reflect on the three days learning and connecting together, and provide comments on moving forward.

Gathering Closing keynote Béatrice Alain, Executive Director, Chantier de l’économie sociale, will share lessons from Quebec’s social and solidarity economy network in a fireside chat with CCEDNet Regional Networks Director Sarah Leeson-Klym. Chantier’s vision is for a plural economy that produces benefits for the community and protects the common good and communities’ needs and aspirations. Chantier promotes the social economy as an integral part of Quebec’s economy. This contributes to democratization of the economy and an emergence of a development model based on the values of solidarity, equity, and transparency. 

There are so many lessons from Chantier’s groundbreaking work in Quebec that will help strengthen our community building work here in Manitoba. Join Béatrice and Sarah for this important conversation about systems change action.

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Elder Mae Louise Campbell

Elder and Co-Founder, Clan Mothers Healing Village and Knowledge Centre
Elder Mae Louise Campbell is from the Ojibwa-Saulteaux Metis Nation. She has birthed five children and is a Grandmother to many. She grew up in the small Metis northern community of Kississing Lake-Cold Lake, Manitoba. Mae Louise’s commitment to the healing of Aboriginal Women has... Read More →
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Béatrice Alain

Directrice générale, Chantier de l'économie sociale
Béatrice Alain is the Executive Director of the Chantier de l’économie sociale, an independent organisation that brings together actors and partners of the social economy, in order to promote collective entrepreneurship and develop new sectors and tools able to support the emergence... Read More →
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Sarah Leeson-Klym

Regional Networks Director, Canadian CED Network
Sarah Leeson-Klym is Regional Networks Director for the Canadian CED Network. In that role, she works with network leaders across Canada to create opportunities for learning, dialogue, and alignment across a variety of cross-cutting issues like social and community finance, social... Read More →

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Buffalo Gals Drum Group

North End Women's Centre
Buffalo Gals drum group welcomes a diverse group of women. It provides women and their children with opportunities to learn how to use traditional Indigenous style hand drumming and ceremonies as a way to connect to and express their spirituality, heal their spirit, and reclaim their... Read More →

Thursday December 9, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am CST