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My First Month as Interim CEO

SIPP’s Interim CEO Dallas Gislason gives a behind-the-scenes look at SIPP’s role navigating the transition…
June 13, 2024
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Economic Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples: The Journey Must Go On

On National Indigenous Peoples Day, Dallas Gislason, SIPP’s Executive Director of Community Economies, reflects on…
June 18, 2024
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SIPP Economic Development Director on the Vital Role of Commercial Areas

Commercial areas, like downtowns, urban villages and mainstreets, have faced tremendous stress over the last…
August 30, 2023
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Five Takeaways from Scotiabank’s Chief Economist for 2023

The dreaded heavy recession could be more of a soft landing, according to Scotiabank's Chief Economist…
August 28, 2023
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What would make our city economies more “resilient”? Lessons from Fogo Island

We’ve all heard the speech by a politician where they talk about “resilience” or “emerging…
September 6, 2023
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Rising Economy 2022 – A Buzzing, Brain-charger of a Conference 

I had the opportunity last week to volunteer as a blogger and roving rapporteur at…
August 30, 2023
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Clarity Day – Rising Economy 2022

"How can great ideas that are happening somewhere, happen everywhere?" This provocative question was posed…
August 30, 2023
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Roads to Resiliency – Rising Economy 2022’s Local Leadership Day

Photo by James MacDonald Day One of the Rising Economy 2022 conference has delved into…
August 30, 2023
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Rising Economy 2022 – Seeking Clarity amidst Confusion

At some times it seems we are finally emerging from chaos, at others it feels…
June 18, 2024
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My tribute to Michael Weston: The hidden impact of a true business leader

SIPP’s Director of Economic Development reflects on the legacy of founding SIPP member Michael Weston,…
June 18, 2024
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Rising Out of the Pandemic

The Reboot plan was launched during a multifaceted series of events we branded as “Rising…
September 6, 2023
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Art in the City — The Surprising Impacts of the Creative Sectors on Your City

Many city and government leaders know the general importance of the arts and creative sectors,…
September 6, 2023