Welcome to the Hometown Advantage webinar series! Each webinar in this series aims to create a space for economic development professionals to meet, share insights and challenges, and learn from their colleagues. The one-hour sessions each focus on a specific economic development challenge and are led by economic development professionals.

Besides hearing from leaders in the profession, participants have the opportunity to join breakout sessions to share their thoughts on the topic and hear from their peers. Register for one of the upcoming monthly webinars below.

Remote Workers and COVID-19 Trends Impacting Ec Dev

June 23rd, 2021 12 – 1 pm MDT

Featuring: Featuring Jim Dixon, Economic Development, Moose Jaw, SK and Paul Kelly, Community Futures Central Kootenay, BC

Hosted on Zoom by Heather Hallgrimson, Co-operatives First

Without question, COVID-19 has upset how we work, travel, and live. Like the number of people who are now able to have meaningful work from, well, wherever? In this webinar, we will dig into how trends set in motion by the pandemic are impacting economic development and discuss what you should be doing to respond to them.

During this hour together we will hear from two panellists and have the opportunity to dive deeper into the topic through two breakout sessions. Expect to meet some new people, enjoy a good discussion, learn something new and hopefully be inspired. All in an hour!

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Good Governance Matters course offered by Co-operatives First. The course provided a solid background on governance generally and specific examples of good governance practices in co-operatives. It is uncommon to find governance training specific to co-operatives so this was refreshing.”

Janet Taylor (Corporate Secretary)

Libro Credit Union

“The Good Governance Matters Course was a valuable course. I shared it with the [Arctic Co-operatives Limited] Senior Leadership Team. If it ever comes up again, I highly recommend others to take it.”

Mary Nirlungayuk (Corporate Secretary and Vice-President, Corporate Services)

Arctic Co-operatives Limited

“The online course, Good Governance Matters was very informative, easy to navigate and discussed issues relevant to our needs as a Board of Directors. This course is a great tool for boards to build their knowledge to become strong, strategic boards.”

Lori Sanders (President)

Sherwood Co-op

“This course has greatly increased my understanding of what good governance could/should look like and how each part (boards, management, members) plays a vital role in the co-operative’s success.”


“This course was highly enjoyable, and relevant to working in not only the co-op space, but with any group that needs to make decisions.”