Collaborative Leadership Initiative (CLI)

February 4, 2021: Meeting 8 – Building Strong Communities – A Circular Approach

Location: Zoom meeting

The CLI hosted a global online conference, “Building Strong Communities: A Circular Approach.” to further the understanding of how circular economy principals have been used successfully in other jurisdictions to protect water, reduce waste while creating good jobs and a strong economy.

  • Opening from Grand Chief Jerry Daniels, Southern Chiefs’ Organization, Collaborative Leadership Initiative
  • Greetings from Minister of Municipal Relations for the Province of Manitoba, Derek Johnson
  • Indigenous Perspectives on Circularity, Diane Roussin, Winnipeg Boldness Project
  • Remarks from Deputy Consul-General of the Netherlands, Jorn Leeksma
  • Overview of the Collaborative Leadership Initiative and how can it further
    circular thinking and opportunities, Merrell-Ann Phare, CIER
  • Keynote presentation of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, John Coyne, Unilever
  • Circular Economy 101, Metabolic, Amsterdam, NL
  • Panel discussion — Circular Economy 101 – Andrew McCue and Gerard Roemers— Circular Economy in Action with: Ken Friesen—Reclay StewardEdge, Tanis Osterman—CanSustain, and Shane Lapp— Okanagan Circular Society
  • Closing remarks from Colleen Sklar, Executive Director Winnipeg METRO Region


Southern Chiefs
Winnipeg Metro