Magnetic North

MAGNETIC NORTH

Northern Ontario Population Growth Forum

TBA 2022

A lot has changed since February 2020, when the first Come North Conference was launched. We face ever-changing demographic challenges in our communities. This creates a growing need to retain and fully embrace the existing populations. Strategies, priorities, and next steps must be revised and adapted regularly. Magnetic North is that opportunity to regroup and refocus.

Magnetic North 2022 includes panels, breakout rooms, and presentations focusing on anti-racism and discrimination, attraction, retention, reconciliation, Francophone inclusion, and the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) in Northern Ontario.

Magnetic North 2022 will build off from priorities established and lessons learned from last year’s conference, while adapting to our online world.

MAKE YOUR PITCH COMPETITION

A new twist to the upcoming Magnetic North Conference is the launch of a new video contest. The Make Your Pitch Competition is looking for submissions of community attraction and anti-racism/welcoming videos to be judged by international and First Nations students from Northern Ontario’s post-secondary institutions.

The videos submitted should have the goal of attracting migrants/immigrants to your community. Or, they should be intended to combat racism in your area, or enhance the welcoming nature of your community or your region.

SUBMISSIONS for 2022 TBA

LOOKING BACK AT COME NORTH

Two conferences in February 2020 explored the challenges related to achieving population retention and growth. The resulting discussions provided the foundation for a community driven action plan to attack racism, further reconciliation, and attract newcomers to our regions.

Click the button to read the Action Plan along with the full conference report and conference proceedings

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