Change 2016 schedule

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10 am

Opening remarks

10:15 – 11

Keynote speech: Susan Eng, federal seniors’ advocate, on the future of health care for Canadian seniors and Elders

11 – 11:15


11:15 – 12:30

Session 1: Providing the support that Yukon seniors need

Moderator: Riverdale South MLA Jan Stick


  • Susan Eng
  • Steve Geick, Yukon Employees’ Union president

Session 2: What’s in your digital toolbox? An online campaign primer

Host: Mike Fancie, Yukon NDP communications coordinator

12:30 pm – 1

Lunch (provided)

1 – 2

Keynote speech: Bill McKibben, founder, gives an update on the international movement to create more sustainable communities (introduction by Yukon NDP leader Liz Hanson)

2 – 3

Session 1: Green energy North of 60

Moderator: Takhini—Kopper King MLA Kate White


  • Bill McKibben
  • J.P. Pinard, Yukon wind energy consultant
  • Garry Umbrich, Takhini Hot Springs president
  • John Maissan

Session 2: Effective communications: From the personal to the political

Host: Inga Petri

Session 3: Big campaigns on a small budget

Host: Don Roberts (Yukoners Concerned About Oil and Gas Exploration and Development)

3 – 3:15


3:15 – 4:30

Panel: Building Yukon’s economy for the long haul

Moderator: Yukon NDP leader Liz Hanson


  • Kate Mechan, food security specialist
  • Neil Hartling, Nahanni River Adventures and Canadian River Expeditions owner and Tourism Industry Association of Yukon past president
  • Rod Snow, business lawyer and former Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce chair
4:30 – 4:45

Closing remarks