ELSCD 2018 - Partners

The Working Committee, management team and delegates, of the Emerging Leaders for Sustainable Community Development program, would like to express our gratitude to our partners, who have contributed a variety of resources so that we can offer this innovative executive leadership program. Our partners are helping to promote relationship building and reconciliation through leadership connections and economic development. Their support is providing emerging leaders with the tools necessary to tackle economic and social issues, and create an environment of collaboration between industry, labour, civil society and government sectors.


To the Snuneymuxw First Nation, Tla'Amin First Nation (whom we recognize as a different language group), Cowichan Tribes, Snaw-Naw-As First Nation, and Qualicum First Nation we raise our hands and say Hay ch qa' sii'em siye' yu mukw Mustimuxw. We acknowledge and thank them for welcoming students, faculty, and staff to their traditional territories. 

AIR CANADA (www.aircanada.com) Air Canada is the flag carrier and the largest airline of Canada by fleet size and passengers carried. The airline, founded in 1937, provides scheduled and charter air transport for passengers and cargo to 207 destinations worldwide. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance. Air Canada's corporate headquarters are in Montreal, Quebec, while its largest hub is at Toronto Pearson International Airport The airline's regional service is Air Canada Express. Air Canada has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity employers for 2018, the third consecutive year the carrier has been awarded this distinction.

CORIL HOLDINGS (www.coril.com). Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Coril is the 100% privately-owned parent company of a Group of Companies operating in the following
industries: Railway maintenance and services (Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc.); Real estate development and advisory services (Triovest Inc.); Real estate ownership and management (Triovest Capital); Personal health and wellness services (Inliv Inc.) Coril Holdings and its predecessors have a 120 year history in family business spanning four generations of Shareholders. Coril is focused on strategically developing its assets through prudent capital allocation, fostering a values-based corporate culture and leveraging our reputation. Our employees, management teams and Board Directors are committed to creating, inspiring and supporting world-class socially and environmentally responsible businesses that transcend generations. Bursary Sponsor.

Established in 1956, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S COMMONWEALTH STUDY CONFERENCES (www.csc alumni.org/) provide an opportunity for people from all over the Commonwealth to examine the relationship between industry and the community around it.The purpose was not to produce high sounding resolutions but to challenge the participants' assumptions and prejudices; to give them the chance to examine real situations and the issues arising from the interaction of businesses, their employees and the communities in which they operated.

The EMERGING LEADERS' DIALOGUES CANADA PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL (www.eldcanada.org) is made up of Patrons and Members who understand that personal relationships are the basis of successful initiatives, and that real leadership is required in a globally connected marketplace. The role of the President's Council is to provide examples of ethical and accountable leadership to Alumni, and to be active as speakers, hosts and panelists at programs and events.


EY (www.ey.com/ca) is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in markets and economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Bursary Sponsor.

JACOBS (www.jacobs.com) leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15 billion in fiscal 2017 revenue when combined with full-year CH2M revenues and a talent force of more than 77,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. Bursary Sponsor.

McGill University's INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (www.McGill.ca/isid/) supports critical cutting-edge research through fostering the engagement and collaboration of a multidisciplinary team of faculty, practitioners, and students. ISID's academic programs aim to train a new generation of passionate and innovative future leaders in the skills they need to conduct rigorous, normative and evidence-based analysis of the concepts, policies, and practices of international development.

VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY (www.viu.ca), is a public post-secondary institution, producing quality graduates that are in demand by employers across the country and around the world. VIU is a dynamic, internationally known university supporting a student population in excess of 16,000 full-time and part-time learners, including over 2,100 international students, 1,500 aboriginal students, and employing over 2,000 faculty and staff.