After taking a break for a couple of years The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, is excited to let you know that we are bringing back our trade show and will be using the online vFairs platform. For our first virtual trade show we are taking advantage of the online environment by partnering with various Canadian Chambers of Commerce. This partnership will allow exhibitors and attendees from the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and the Toronto region to attend and for you to expand your reach beyond our city.
Urban reserves have been around for decades in many cities in Canada, and there are more than 120 across the country. There isn't one in amiskwacîwâskahikan (????????????), otherwise known as Edmonton. Conversations about the topic have provoked much thought among those living in and near Edmonton for years. Chief Billy Morin of Enoch Cree Nation put one idea into motion early this year and grabbed headlines: ''Edmonton takes first step in establishing urban reserve'' (CBC), January 25, 2021 It's exciting to think that Edmonton may finally have its first urban reserve within the next year or two. What does that mean for Indigenous peoples living on and off reserve, for residents and businesses of Edmonton, for the city, and for the economic and cultural future of Edmonton? What can we learn from other jurisdictions about their experiences?