See You In Iqaluit

The Gordon Foundation is hosting two events in Iqaluit, NU this August. The Jane Glassco Northern Fellows will be gathering in Iqaluit from August 16 to 19, 2018. The Fellows last met in Whitehorse, YT in February.

The Gordon Foundation will be hosting its second Northern Policy Hackathon in Iqaluit from August 21 to 22, 2018. Last year’s Northern Policy Hackathon took place in Nain, Nunatsiavut.

“These two events bring together northerners from across the three territories and Inuit Nunangat to identify policy solutions by and for the North,” explains Gordon Foundation President and CEO Sherry Campbell.

The Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship is a two-year policy development program for emerging leaders age 25-35 from across the territorial North and Inuit Nunangat. Current Fellows include a mayor, academics, civil servants as well as Indigenous and business leaders. The program is built around four regional gatherings and offers skills training, mentorship and networking opportunities.

“The Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship is a crucial part of our mission to help promote innovative public policy for the North and to support emerging northern leaders,” says Campbell.

Nunavut Fellows include Tina DeCouto (Iqaluit), Kaviq Kaluraq (Baker Lake) and Megan Pizzo-Lyall (Rankin Inlet).

The Northern Policy Hackathon is a two day event where 25 northerners with unique insights will develop policy recommendations to support small and medium sized enterprises in the three territories, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut.

This year’s theme is: How can the federal government support northern small and medium sized enterprises in growing locally and internationally? Over two-days, 25 northerners will develop innovative policy recommendations.

Last year’s Northern Policy Hackathon focused on federal policies that impact the buying, sharing and selling of country/traditional foods.

To learn more about The Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship or the Northern Policy Hackathon, visit www.GordonFoundation.ca

The Gordon Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to protecting Canada’s water and empowering Canada’s North.

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Corrigan Hammond,
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437.772.7831 or corrigan@gordonfn.org