One of the most popular sessions at CanU8 was Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Chief Morin of the Enoch Cree First Nation’s panel discussion about the role of community building in an era of reconciliation, hosted by Beth Sanders. Click here for a live video recording of their insightful and moving discussion.


(CanU President Brent Toderian, Chief William Morin & Mayor Don Iveson)

During the discussion Mayor Iveson announced his vision to create a national Indigenous museum in the former Royal Alberta Museum site. The following news papers covered the story: HuffPost AlbertaEdmonton JournalEdmonton Sun & Metro Edmonton.

Mayor Don Iveson’s CanU8 Summit Remarks outlining Edmonton’s agenda for an Urban Shift were heard during his Welcome to Edmonton speech with Chief Morin at the beginning of the summit.

During our media panel some of Edmonton and Canada’s finest journalists had a candid discussion about the role of media and communications professionals in city making. Tim Querengesser’s statement that “municipalities are really bad at telling us their good news stories,” really hit home with the summit attendees. You can read more about his statement in his Metro article “Good news, bad news – and what blocks innovation in Edmonton.”


(Moderator, Councillor Scott McKeen, Tim Querengesser – Metro, Elise Stolte – Edmonton Journal, Vinesh Pratap – Global Edmonton, & Omar Mouallem – The Yards)

For more summit highlights check out this Storify recap of some of the top tweets during the summit!

Thank you to everyone who attended and followed along on social media! We will have more CanU8 outcomes and material posted shortly.

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