Northern and Remote Forum
Northern and remote communities play an essential role in Canada, but face unique challenges—from the high cost of doing business to limited broadband connectivity to extreme weather.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how new technology and innovation can transform how northern and remote communities deliver services, manage infrastructure and strengthen community resiliency. And you’ll explore how the latest tools and thinking can build better lives for the people we serve.


  • Lynn Napier-Buckley, Mayor, Town of Fort Smith, NT
  • Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, University of Saskatchewan
  • Carolann Harding, Executive Director, SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring and Information Inc.
  • Josie Nastapoka, Manager, Unaaq Men’s Association of Inukjuak
2019 Federation of Canadian Municipalities