Community Resilience Webinar Series

SEDA is providing a series of FREE webinars designed to support communities in restarting their local economies. All sessions will be interactive and provide an opportunity for attendee questions. Webinars will use the Microsoft Teams platform. Recordings of the webinars will be posted on this page within three business days following the event. 

Webinar participation may be attributed towards PCED.SK Maintenance of Certification.

For non-SEDA members, we encourage you to take part in these virtual discussions and to consider a membership with our alliance. Find out more about the benefits of membership here. SEDA self-generates 100% of its revenue to provide programs and services. Your membership makes a difference!

Thursday May 21, 2020 1:30pm CST

Pivoting Tourism as we Emerge from COVID-19

Understanding visitor needs: safety and budget sensitivity; potential protocols for hospitality and tourism venues and phasing special events back in to our markets are some of the topics we will touch on in this session. Join Grant MacDonald of the Canadian Sports Alliance and Johnathan Potts of Tourism Saskatchewan as we discuss restarting the tourism sector. Download Presenter Bios Here.

Thursday May 28, 2020 1:30pm CST

Recovery Strategies for Long Term Resilience

Panelists will discuss recommended economic development strategies for sustainable economic recovery Confirmed panelists include: Michael H. Shuman, leading visionary on local economies; Darryl Jullott, Senior Manager, Digital Main Street; Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair, Regional Innovation, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Pubic Policy Download our presenter bios here

Thursday June 4, 2020 1:30 pm CST

Resilience via the Ecosystem Approach

Presenters will discuss the benefits of creating strong local and regional ecosystems to retain and grow industry. Confirmed presenters include Don Macke, E2 Entrepreneurship Ecosystems.

Thursday June 11, 2020 1:30 pm CST

Filling the Gaps: Sector Opportunities

Presenters representing Canada’s manufacturing sector and international trade will speak to potential opportunities in the new normal. Presenters include David MacLean, Vice President, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters and Scott Bryant, Senior Partner Strategy & Consulting, Waveteq. Download Presenter Bios here.

Thursday June 18, 2020 10:00 am CST

Business Reinvention: The New Normal on Main Street and Every Street

The pandemic has already caused existing businesses to close, and newer businesses to suffer dramatically.  Consumers will be spending less, being less impulsive in their purchasing, and most business owners are uncertain what to do next.  Communities and businesses are interdependent like never before and local leaders and community economic development professionals have a vital role to play. In this presentation, leading business and community destination consultant Jon Schallert will talk about business adaptation and how communities can work with businesses in creating consumer destinations.

Our ten part Community Webinar Series concludes on June 18. Thank you to all the presenters who gave of their time and expertise to share with Saskatchewan leaders, professionals and businesses.

During our June 18th webinar, SEDA will be announcing a new online program to grow business and community resilience with the first intake scheduled for July.

Economic Recovery: Essential First Steps and Best Practices

Local Investment Vehicles: Community Investment Co-ops

Remote Working & Rural Hubs

Placemaking: Public Spaces In A New Normal

Local Investment Vehicles: Community Foundations