Thursday Sessions

Thursday Morning Clinics

Social Media: Tips for Elected Officials
Presentation [PDF - 1.5 MB]
Bryan G. Baynham, QC & Daniel J. Reid,
both from Harper Grey LLP

Rethinking the Future of Agriculture
Presentation [PDF - 1.7 MB]
Dr. Chris Byra, Investment Agriculture Foundation
Director Larry Binks, Agricultural Planning Steering Committee, Central Kootenay RD
Alberto De Feo, PhD, CAO, District of Lake Country

Open Government
Presentation [PDF - 6.1 MB]
Jay Schlosar, A/ Assistant Deputy Minister
David Hume, Executive Director, Citizen Engagement
Mark Tatchell, Executive Director, Strategic Information Management
all from the Ministry of Labour, Citizens' Services & Open Government
Liz Lilly, Director Business Development, Arts & Culture Branch, Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development

Water Management and the New 3 R's
Nick Sargent [PDF - 3.9 MB], Principal, Senior Hydrogeologist, Golder Associates
Mayor Jane Mendum [PDF - 3.3 MB], District of Highlands with Mark Bolton, Senior Hydrogeologist, Golder Associates
Doug Backhouse [PDF - 1.1 MB], Manager of Landscape Architecture, HB Lanarc-Golder

The Role of Community Health Networks
Presentation [PDF - 3.9 MB]
Mayor Robert Hutchins, Town of Ladysmith, Co-Chair Cowichan Community Health Network (CCHN)
Jennifer Williams, Community Health Nurse Cowichan Tribes, Co-Chair CCHN
Chair Gerry Giles, Cowichan Valley RD
Caryl Harper, Manager Public Participation & Collaborative Systems Development, VIHA

Thursday Afternoon Workshops

Small Water Systems
Chair Al Richmond, Cariboo RD
Director Andy Shadrack, Central Kootenay RD
Director Dave Bartram, Nanaimo RD
Director Lloyd Forman, Fraser Valley RD
Director Tom Chapman, Okanagan-Similkameen RD
Tim Lambert [PDF - 974 KB], Executive Director Public Health, Ministry of Health Services
Glen Brown, Executive Director Infrastructure, Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development
Pieter Bekker [PDF - 354 KB], Manager Water Use Planning & Utilities Sections, Ministry of Natural Resource Operations

Affordable Market Housing
Hon. Rich Coleman, Minister of Energy & Mines & Minister Responsible for Housing
Hon. Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport & Cultural Development
Kim Flick [PDF - 7.1 MB], Planning & Building Services Manager, City of Vernon
Matthew Baldwin [PDF - 8.6 MB], City Planner, City of Langford
Don Luymes [PDF - 7.7 MB], Manager Community Planning, City of Surrey
Bob Deeks [PDF - 843 KB], Canadian Home Builders Association of BC with Jeff Fisher, Urban Development Institute (Pacific Region)

Child Poverty
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Representative for Children & Youth
Hon. Mary McNeil, Minister of Children & Family Development
Stephen Brown, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Children & Family Development
Mayor Darrell Mussatto [PDF - 393 KB], City of North Vancouver
Chris Bone [PDF - 1007 KB], Manager Social Development, City of Prince George
Mark Allison, Senior Planner and Manager Advisory Services, Whistler Centre for Sustainability

Canadian-European Trade Negotiations
Presentation [PDF - 4.6 MB]
Don White, Executive Director, Trade Initiatives
Janel Quiring, Director, International Trade
Robert Musgrave, Director, Trade Policy
all from the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Innovation
Guy Gensey, Director Corporate Policy & External Relations, Ministry of Energy & Mines

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