Partners and Sponsors
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SUPPORT
The Planning Committee, management team and participants, of the Emerging Leaders for Sustainable Rural 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 leadership growth and regional sustainable development between diverse groups and creating opportunities for cross-sectoral collaboration amongst participants and established organizations via theoretic and experiential learning. 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.
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.
Established in 1956, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S COMMONWEALTH STUDY CONFERENCES 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 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.
Founded in 1838, Acadia University is one of the oldest and most respected liberal arts universities in Canada. Proudly located in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq People, Acadia is an integral part of the quintessential college town of Wolfville, overlooking the Annapolis Valley and the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.
The mission of Acadia University is to provide a personalized and rigorous liberal education; promote a robust and respectful scholarly community; and inspire a diversity of students to become critical thinkers, lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and responsible global leaders.
Acadia's four faculties Arts, Pure and Applied Sciences, Professional Studies, and Theology offer more than 200 degree combinations in its undergraduate academic programs and graduate programs.