Creating Opportunities Summit

January 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am – January 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Project Leads: Lorne Sossin & Jamil Jivani

Canada’s future success will turn on its ability to generate prosperity for urban and culturally diverse communities. Universities, as drivers of economic and social enterprise, and accelerators for social mobility, will have a particularly important role to play in Canada fulfilling this promise. On January 26 and 27, 2017, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, the Citizen Empowerment Project and the Osgoode Hall Law Journal will host the Creating Opportunities summit to explore local, regional and national economic development issues in Canada. The focus will be strategies, initiatives and policies that can create opportunities for economic prosperity and remove barriers to inclusion for disadvantaged and underserved communities, and particularly for youth seeking educational and employment opportunities.