Speakers Bureau

Our Speakers Bureau features a range of professionals within the Saskatchewan marketplace providing practical and topical presentations within the spectrum of community and economic development.

An honorarium of $600 plus travel is charged per presentation based on travel time of 10 hours (return trip). 

A list of preferred topics can be found associated with each speaker listed below along with a downloadable bio and picture. Contact the SEDA office at seda@seda.sk.ca or 306-384-5817 for more information on booking one of our Saskatchewan professionals!

To find out how you can join our Speakers Bureau as a presenter, contact SEDA CEO Verona Thibault at 306-381-3900.

Lindsay Alliban

  • Creating an Economic Development position with Community Collaboration.
  • FIRST STEPS for Community and Economic Development
  • Engaging New and Young People in Your Community
  • Find out more about Lindsay HERE

Elan Buan

  • Regional Collaboration
  • How to identify Community/Regional Assets and Position Them as Strategic Advantages
  • Community Readiness for Growth and Expansion
  • Business Retention and Expansion
  • Marketing your Community or Region
  • Youth Retention and Attraction
  • Workforce Skills and Development
  • Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement 
  • Find out more about Elan HERE

Kristin Catherwood

  • Living Heritage
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage 
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Rural Culture
  • Rural Heritage
  • Community Engagement
  • Find out more about Kristin HERE

Patricia Crowe

  • Indigenous Partnerships
  • Indigenous Women Entrepreneurship
  • Indigenous Recruitment
  • Find out more about Patricia HERE

Jim Dixon

  • Regional collaboration and regional economic development
  • Developing an Experience Economy. “The Moose Jaw Experience”
  • Business Planning and Marketing 
  • Branding your Community
  • Municipal Leadership Development 
  • Métis and First Nation community and business development
  • Find out more about Jim HERE

James Leier

  • Business Venture Development Insights
  • Housing Project Development Insights
  • Indigenous Business Development Insights
  • Strategic Development Insights
  • Find out more about James HERE

Lenore Swytsun

  • Placemaking
  • Community Engagement
  • Find out more about Lenore HERE

Jackie Wall

  • The Business of Intent: Meaningful Ways to Elevate Your Business
  • Ecommerce and Online Presence
  • Find out more about Jackie HERE