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Insight
2022

Collaborative design is a tool for change: Here’s how it helps teams succeed

Coeuraj Insight
Good collaboration doesn’t happen by simply increasing the number of emails or meetings; it happens through intentional, informed planning. And that’s where collaborative design comes in.
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Report
2022

Report: Reimagining Mine Closure

Coeuraj Insight
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Insight
2022

As Climate Change Hits, It’s Time to Rewrite the Narrative of Appalachia

Ryan Eller
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Field Notes

Scott Cavan
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Dan Pujdak
Mining proponents’ ability to acquire resources is dependent on reconciliation, and the aspiration of reconciliation is defined, in large part, by how these proponents approach accessing resources on Indigenous lands. So, how can Canada ret...
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Coeuraj Insight
In Coeuraj’s latest report, Attitudes and Actions towards Sustainability and the Environment, consumers were surveyed for their thoughts on growing climate challenges, how they’re changing their own actions, and what they expect from the bu...
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Coeuraj Insight
On June 13, 2022, Coeuraj co-hosted Partnerships, Participation, and ESG-I: Canada and the emerging global paradigm for Indigenous communities and the mining industry for PDAC's 2022 Indigenous Program. Here are some highlights from our ...
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Bonnie Leask
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Chief Kelly Wolfe
Muskeg Lake Cree Nation Chief Kelly Wolfe and Bonnie Leask, member of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and former Director of Indigenous Engagements at Coeuraj, reflect on the journey their community took to navigate the 1919 Soldier Settlement and ...
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Coeuraj Insight
Coeuraj identified Arctic competition as one of the top issues to watch in Canada in 2022. With attention shifting to the Polar North following Russian aggression against Ukraine, Coeuraj is offering its insights on where things are headed—...
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Dan Pujdak
Bonnie Leask
Mike MacDonell
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Scott Cavan
To say 2021 was transformative for Canadians is, perhaps, an understatement. Two years into the pandemic, Canadians are living with new realities, challenges, and opportunities. What trends can we expect in transformation for 2022? We asked...
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Coeuraj Insight
Coeuraj is proud to release Navigating Trust in Society, the first of many reports that explore collaboration at a planetary level. This series considers how we as a population can build resilient solutions to global problems, such as the c...
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Coeuraj Insight
To reflect on 2021, members from Coeuraj Canada selected moments from the year that illustrate the great potential for transformation they witnessed, and three important lessons these moments left us with.
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Dane Erickson
Leslie Lai
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Ryan Eller
As we continue living in an era of polarization, driven through division, how do we begin to create a collective vision for the future? Without a shared commitment to building bridges, many problems in the United States—and across the globe...
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Coeuraj Insight
With COP26 kicking off this week, we asked members of the Coeuraj team: what critical areas need to be addressed to mobilize action against climate change—and enable a more sustainable future? What are you hoping to see as COP26 unfolds?
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Coeuraj Insight
As the world continues to experience a state of flux, we sat down with members of the Coeuraj Canada team to discuss pressing topics impacting Canada and its future.
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Jordan Peterson
As a lead in to Metropolis Canada’s 4th Annual Forum, Jordan Peterson has reflected on how exploring his personal history and cultural identity is a means to mobilizing reconciliation in Canada, and shares how others can do the same.
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Bonnie Leask
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Rachel Arsenault
People in Canada are coming to terms with the need to acknowledge the country’s history, respect diversity in all forms, and establish common ground with one another...or risk losing the opportunity to build a healthier future. Calls for ju...
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Scott Cavan
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Jonathan English
Scott Cavan, former Director of Sustainable Economies and Jonathan English, Associate at Coeuraj, discuss the principles underpinning the idea of a “sustainable economy” and the methods needed to champion it.
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Dan Pujdak
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Mike MacDonell
Amongst the backdrop of global uncertainty, what does the future of Canada look like? What could it look like? Here's Dan Pujdak, former Executive Director at Coeuraj and Mike MacDonell, Director of Strategic Development, discussing the con...
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Tamara Kerr
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Julia Monaghan
Disruption is everywhere and in an increasingly uncertain and complex world, responsible governance requires preparing for the unexpected, even when the road ahead is not clear. Bold action requires bold thinking, and that means reimagining...
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Dane Erickson
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Tyl van Toorn
During an era ruled by factious kingdoms and empires, the 30 Years War from 1618-1648 killed up to 12 million people across Europe, approximately 20% of the continent’s population at the time. In part to avoid similar carnage in the future,...
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Coeuraj Insight
On September 22nd, 2020, we hosted Investing in the Future: ESG & Mining in collaboration with Arctic 360 and ERM, as part of our Dialogues virtual event series. We convened 48 interest-holders with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to d...
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Tyl van Toorn
So, why Coeuraj? I would be lying if I said arriving at the name Coeuraj involved a deeply emotional journey of truth-finding and reflection. Let’s be clear, it’s not a word. Coeuraj is not a word…yet.
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Bonnie Leask
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Ryan Eller
In July, the Pope visited communities in Canada to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the intergenerational harm caused by the residential school system. His visit exposed mixed emotions across communities from coast-to-coast — and carved ...
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Coeuraj Insight
To reflect on 2021, members from Coeuraj USA selected moments from the year that illustrate the great potential for transformation they witnessed, and three important lessons these moments left us with.
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Coeuraj Insight
We've changed, but our manifesto hasn't.
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Tyl van Toorn
Consider the following scenario: It’s June of 2050, and the planet is sustaining a thriving global community that is healthier than any other point in human history. Leaders and investors across sectors and nations brought about a new type ...
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Bonnie Leask
Published in Eagle Feather News. Read it here.
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Charlie Ursell
Dan Pujdak
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Scott Cavan
In March 2020, Coeuraj facilitated a session at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention to explore the opportunities and challenges facing the mining industry. One year later, Charlie Ursell and Scott Cavan shar...
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Coeuraj Insight
The Circular Economy Forum—an annual World in 2050 convening—was held on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group annual meetings, and was the second in a three-part journey of curated discussions and visi...
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Scott Cavan
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Aaron Amorosi
Against the backdrop of uncertainty and unprecedented economic and social change that unfolded in 2020, there has been a significant shift in the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investment decision-ma...
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Tyl van Toorn
Published in the Financial Post. Read it here.
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Tyl van Toorn
After 17 million people died in the First World War, allied victors assembled to sketch out peace terms for more than 32 countries. The Paris Peace Conference produced the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations, with the goal of pre...
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Tyl van Toorn
Published in the Globe and Mail. Read it here.
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Coeuraj Insight
On February 4, 2021, Coeuraj hosted Driving Change: Procurement Systems of the Future in collaboration with Public Policy Forum, as part of our Watershed Dialogues virtual event series. We convened 34 individuals with diverse backgrounds an...
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News & Media

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Article published in the Canadian Mining Journal

Media

Read what Coeuraj's Charlie Ursell and SLR Consulting's Stephan Theban have to say about the future of mining and mine closure in this article published recently in the Canadian Mining Journal.

Facilitating The Big Ideas Festival

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Reimagining Closure Summary Report

Release

Reimagining Closure is a multi-year initiative exploring how mine closure can be reframed and repurposed to better serve the long-term needs of all regional stakeholders. Read the report on our latest engagement session here.

Global Courage Fellowship

News

We’re excited to announce the launch of our #GlobalCourage Fellowship. The theme for our inaugural class is “Bridging Divides: Building Trust in an Increasingly Polarized World.” To learn more about the program, click here.

Trust report has launched

Release