Magnetic North

By the organizers who brought you Come North

MAGNETIC NORTH

Northern Ontario Population Growth Forum

June 12 – 14, 2023

Sudbury, ON 

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 2023 is our 4th annual Population Growth Forum. Attendees can join the discussion online or in-person about topics including reconciliation and anti-racism, attraction, and settlement of domestic and international migrants, and retention of the existing populations.

Magnetic North will build off priorities established and lessons learned from previous years’ conferences. A hybrid approach will not only address any lingering results of COVID-19, but will also maximize the diversity of participants and ensure that the findings reflect the needs of our communities.

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

PREVIOUS MODERATORS & FACILITATORS

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 below to read the Come North 2020 Conference Report, Proceedings, and Immediate Action Plan.