EconoUs2018 was pleased to offer a Bursary Program that enabled Indigenous peoples based in the Maritimes to attend the conference.
We’d like to thank everyone who submitted!
The EconoUs2018 planning partners believe that Indigenous communities have much to contribute in the theory and practice of community economic development. Recognizing the financial barrier to attendance for many, the Indigenous Bursary Program was a modest fund developed to reduce the cost of participation for Indigenous individuals and organizations. Much work needs to be done to improve relations between non-Indigenous Canadians and Indigenous peoples. EconoUs2018 was an opportunity to explore strategies to not just foster ‘an economy that works for all’ but to foster a society that includes and benefits everyone.
Who was eligible?
Indigenous people (First Nations status/non-status, Métis, Inuit and Indigenous Peoples from outside of Canada) or individuals working for an indigenous organization based in the Maritimes (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island) who would otherwise not of been able to attend EconoUs2018.
What was paid by the bursary program?
Bursary recipients received 80% off registration (full conference or one-day only; did not include tours).
Bursaries were available as long as funds existed in the bursary pool. The earlier they submitted their application the better their chances were of receiving a bursary. Submitting an application did not guarantee the receipt of a bursary.