Justin will provide insight into what the federal regional economic development organization has done to support Alberta through COVID-19 and to mitigate the negative economic impacts experienced in Wood Buffalo. From liquidity and advisory assistance for small businesses, to support for supply chain expansion and training of skilled workers, WD has stepped up to help Alberta’s economy. Justin will also highlight the federal government’s role in supporting new mineral and energy value chains and carbon sequestration. Lastly, he will speak to the importance of building locally informed federal economic development approaches, which includes garnering the ingenuity and expertise of the oil sands and the broader energy industry to help drive transformational opportunities for Alberta.
September 15-16, 2021 Suncor Community Leisure Centre Fort McMurray, Alberta