Monday, March 19

7:00 - 9:30 PM

Join us Monday evening for a welcome reception and network with colleagues from across Saskatchewan.

Appetizers, beverages, and entertainment provided.

Location: Affinity Credit Union Campus Building, 902 7th Avenue North, Saskatoon

Tuesday, March 20

7:30 AM - Registration

8:00 AM - Breakfast

8:30 AM- Welcome and Introductions

8:40 AM - Keynote Presentation by Scott Banda, CEO, Federated Co-operatives Limited

9:35 AM - Using Regional Collaboration to Thrive - Panel Presentation

  • Dean McKim, CEO, Lake Country Co-op
  • The Honourable Lucie Moncion, Senator

10:30 AM - Health Break

10:45 AM - Workshops / Breakout Sessions

  • The Future of Human Resource Management
    • Tony D'Alessandro, VP Architecture, IT Strategy and Applied Innovation, The Co-operators
  • Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action
    • Cara Bahr, Community Engagement Manager, Affinity Credit Union – Facilitator
    • Gilles Dorval, Director of Aboriginal Relations, City of Saskatoon
    • Milton Tootoosis, Director of Livelihood/Economic Independence, Office of the Treaty Commissioner
    • Myrna Hewitt, EVP Member Experience, Affinity Credit Union
    • Jaris P. Swidrovich, Board Member of Saskatoon Community Clinic
  • Governance as a Determinant of Success or Failure
    • Murray Fulton & Brett Fairbairn, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan

12:00 PM - Lunch

  • Keynote Presentation by Dionne Pohler, University of Toronto

1:30 PM - Workshops / Breakout Sessions

  • Co-operative Development in Western Canada
    • Audra Krueger, Executive Director, Co-operatives First
  • Strategic Planning: Preparing for a Positive Future
    • Annette Revet, Chief Transformation Officer, Conexus Credit Union
  • Vibrant Examples of Adaptation and Innovation
    • Daniel Johnson, CEO, Innovation Credit Union
    • Trevor Beaton, Chief Innovation and People Officer, Synergy Credit Union

2:30 PM - Health Break

2:45 PM - Workshops / Breakout Sessions

  • Innovative Co-operative Development in Western Canada
    • Peter Prebble, SES Solar Co-operative
    • Evan Sorestad, Temperance Brewing Co-operative
    • Sterling Summach, Renew Development Co-operative
  • The Importance of Connecting with Clients and Members
    • Cindy Nestman, Human Resource Director, The Co-operators
  • Cyber Security and Risk Management for Co-ops
    • Trevor Spitzig and Shannon Enns, Affinity Credit Union

3:45 PM - Conference Summary

  • Lou Hammond Ketilson, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan

4:00 PM - Conclusion


Location: Radisson Hotel, 405 20th Street East, Saskatoon