In the spirit of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the theme of the conference is “Strong Foundations, Sustainable Futures.” Conference participants will explore a number of sub-themes, including sustainability, policy innovation and leadership. Sustainability will be a key priority for all Canadians and their governments in the coming years. The conference will examine sustainability topics as they relate to the environment, energy, food and communities. 

Additionally, this conference will provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experience as well as further the dialogue on reconciliation and renewed relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit governments and organizations.

Brenda Gunn, Fellow with CIGI's International Law Research Program, will be a plenary participant on the session "A Building Block for Canada's Future: What Every Public Servant Needs to Know about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)."

Event Speakers

Brenda L. Gunn

CIGI Fellow

Brenda L. Gunn is a fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP). In this role, Brenda will explore comparative approaches and best practices for the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) internationally. She is also an associate professor in the Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba.

Christina Gray

Christina Gray

Senior Research Associate

Christina Gray is a senior research associate with the International Law Research Program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.