Event (Upcoming)


September 2019

Becoming Partners in Prosperity: Promoting Indigenous Economic Opportunities in Alberta

7:30am-9:30am | The Westin Calgary - 320 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, Calgary Purchase Tickets

Hon. Rick Wilson was appointed as Alberta’s Indigenous Relations Minister in April 2019. He brings his rich life experience and dedication to Alberta’s First Nations to the portfolio, and remains focused on reconciliation, consultation, and ensuring that Alberta’s First Nations are partners in the prosperity of the province.

This exclusive keynote speech will address the economic opportunities that exist, review the challenges facing Indigenous communities, and explore the major platforms to drive prosperity for businesses and Alberta’s First Peoples. Information regarding the creation of the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation, will also be unveiled.

Join the Economic Club of Canada in Calgary for Hon. Rick Wilson’s major keynote address to the business community since being sworn in and first address on the Economic Club of Canada podium.

-Breakfast will be served-

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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*The views expressed on the Economic Club platform are not that of the Economic Club or its affiliates but of the speakers alone and the organizations they represent*

Hon. Rick Wilson

Minister of Indigenous Relations
Government of Alberta

Hon. Rick Wilson

Richard Wilson was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin, on April 16, 2019.

He was sworn in as Minister of Indigenous Relations on April 30, 2019.

Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Wilson owned and operated numerous businesses and has extensive experience managing large organizations and joint venture companies. His projects in the construction industry have included residential housing and commercial building and land developments as well as heavy construction, excavation and concrete. He also oversaw the restoration of a tourism operation, which now runs as a cultural training centre.

Mr. Wilson was active in local government for 15 years; he served as a councillor as well as deputy reeve for the county of Wetaskiwin. He held leadership positions with nonprofit organizations, school boards and health authorities and has been highly involved with chambers of commerce and a number of condominium and leisure community associations.

During his professional career Mr. Wilson continued to build a ranching operation. Today he still owns and lives on the land that has been in his family for over 118 years. In 2017 the Wilson family was a proud recipient of an Alberta Century farm and ranch award from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
He and his wife, Rose, have been married for over 40 years. They have four grown children and seven grandchildren.

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