ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION
Advocacy and education play pivotal roles in advancing Indigenous social finance and innovation. By actively advocating for the inclusion of Indigenous communities within financial systems, we can create opportunities for greater economic self-determination and prosperity. Moreover, education serves as a catalyst for change, equipping Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous people alike with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate and shape these innovative financial models. Together, advocacy and education foster greater awareness, engagement, and collaboration, ultimately driving positive social and economic outcomes for Indigenous Peoples.
The Sustainable Finance Forum on Parliament Hill was a two-day event on November 2-3, 2022, and included eight sessions, over 60 speakers and more than 200 participants, including parliamentarians from across the political spectrum.
The transition to a global decarbonized economy is underway and Canada has an unprecedented opportunity to position its key industries for success. We have the tools and assets to compete and lead in this next economy: a highly educated workforce, innovative companies, an abundance of natural resources and extensive infrastructure.
We must face the challenges of our time with urgent action and solutions. Trust is essential for catalyzing impactful solutions — when people trust each other, they are more likely to collaborate, share information, and take risks. When you build trust, you create a foundation for collaboration and cooperation. This leads to more innovative and effective solutions.