Local Prosperity - New Economics for Rural Canada

  • Thu, April 09, 2015
  • 9:00 AM
  • Sun, April 12, 2015
  • 12:30 PM
  • Annapolis Royal
Teaching Practical Economic Tools For Local Communities


This conference will focus on how individuals, businesses, and communities in rural communities can design and then implement a practical blueprint for a prosperous future and a healthy economy. Local Prosperity will feature the best of the best – examples of a new economic model in action at the local level, in Atlantic Canada, other regions of Canada, and the world. This conference will teach a wide range of immediately-actionable tools for community builders. Local Prosperity is intended for those who can begin the work to inspire others in the implementation of these projects and tools.

Over 35 keynote speakers, moderators and panelists will share their experience and knowledge in a wide range of local community initiatives. Conference working breakout sessions will highlight innovative approaches to the following sectors:

  • Localizing Community Investment with investment pools, crowdfunding, co-ops and microlending
  • Local Complementary Currencies such as circulating notes, mutual credit, time banks and more
  • Shared Community Resources including social transportation systems, tool libraries and street banks
  • Steady Statesmanship: Governance in the New Economy with new model policy and program ideas
  • Small Farms and Food-sheds as Economic Drivers with distribution hubs and increasing local demand
  • Value-added Fisheries as a Resource of the Commons with community supported fisheries and quota
  • Rebuilding the Value Chain from our Forests including value-added management and products
  • Arts & Culture Economy using heritage and place-making as a cornerstone to draw people in
The Conference opens with an Up!Skilling Festival and Expo on Thursday, April 9th, with classes teaching valuable once-common skills, crafts and trades important to becoming a resilient ‘Do-It-Yourselfer.’

Conference location: Annapolis Royal Regional Academy and the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre.

Early registration is encouraged – please email info@localprosperity.ca. For more information, contact: www.localprosperity.ca

This event is organized by the Centre for Local Prosperity, Port Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada www.centreforlocalprosperity.ca


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