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2023

What is a Resilient Society? Three Strategies for Developing Resilience

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Whether you’re a policymaker, education administrator, business leader or community champion, here are three strategies that you can implement to enable a resilient society.
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2023

The Five Core Components of a Transformation Journey

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2023

Connection Points: Stewarding a Healthy Planet

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How Can Leaders Enable Change? Organizational Transformation Provides a Path.

Cynthia Oliver
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Enabling effective change is a skill that leaders can develop and strengthen over time. Here are three considerations when leading change at your organization.
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Creating a Healthy Planet Through Infrastructure & Critical Mineral Development

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As part of Coeuraj’s exploration of the ideas, tools, and capacity required to create a shared future, we reflect on two key areas that, transformed, can enable a healthy planet for generations to come.
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How Organizations Can Leverage Design to Build Powerful Strategic Plans

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Members of our team discuss different design tactics to help develop powerful strategic plans that yield better results for organizations and the communities they serve.
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Collaborative Design Is a Tool for Change: Here’s How It Helps Teams Succeed

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Good collaboration doesn’t happen by increasing the number of emails or meetings; it happens through intentional, informed planning. Enter: collaborative design.
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Report: Reimagining Mine Closure

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The Reimagining Closure Report captures key the insights that emerged during the Reimagining Closure project, and puts forward 40+ innovative ideas on how reimagining mining can help build a better future.
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As Climate Change Hits, It’s Time to Rewrite the Narrative of Appalachia

Ryan Eller
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What big ideas can shape a sustainable future for Appalachia? What would it mean for a region whose coal powered the Industrial Revolution to be a leader in the transition to a green economy?
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How Collaboration with Indigenous Peoples Can Change Mining in Canada

Scott Cavan
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Dan Pujdak
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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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Report: Attitudes and Actions Towards Sustainability and the Environment

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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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Highlights: Coeuraj at PDAC 2022

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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. Here are the highlights from our session.
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How Can Communities Collaboratively Make Decisions During Times of Change?

Bonnie Leask
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Chief Kelly Wolfe
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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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The Future of Multilateralism Without the Arctic Council: 5 Key Areas To Watch

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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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The Top 7 Issues Impacting Canada in 2022

Dan Pujdak
Bonnie Leask
Mike MacDonell
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Scott Cavan
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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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Report: Navigating Trust in Society

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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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2021 in Review: Three Transformative Moments in Canada

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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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The State of Trust in the United States Today

Dane Erickson
Leslie Lai
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Ryan Eller
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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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Perspectives on COP26

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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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The Future of Canada Interview Series

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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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What Does It Mean to Be Gwich’in? Reconciliation Through Self-Reflection

Jordan Peterson
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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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The Process Towards Reconciliation

Bonnie Leask
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Rachel Arsenault
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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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Charting the Course to a Sustainable Economy

Scott Cavan
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Jonathan English
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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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Envisioning Canada’s Future

Dan Pujdak
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Mike MacDonell
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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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Reimagining Strategic Planning

Tamara Kerr
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Julia Monaghan
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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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Reimagining International Cooperation Without Catastrophe

Dane Erickson
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Tyl van Toorn
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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 Manifesto

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Investing in the Future: ESG and Mining

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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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Introduction to Inclusive Design

Nikkie To
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Inclusive Design is a methodology that brings together a diversity of lived experiences, identities, and perspectives to enable the thoughtful development of processes, products, services, environments, and systems.
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What's in a Name?

Tyl van Toorn
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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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Creating A Shared Future in 2023 & Beyond

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This year, Coeuraj is mobilizing around the idea of “Creating A Shared Future” to explore how people can work together to solve to today’s complex, human-centered problems. Read more.
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Spotlight on Reconciliation Amidst the Pope’s Visit to Canada

Bonnie Leask
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Ryan Eller
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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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2021 in Review: Three Transformative Moments in the US

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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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Life After the Pandemic: Future Scenarios

Tyl van Toorn
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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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Through Laughter and Leadership, Indigenous Women Guide Us All Forward

Bonnie Leask
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Published in Eagle Feather News. Read it here.
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Collaboration in Mining: Paving a Path Forward

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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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The Circular Economy Forum Report

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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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The Future of Mining and ESG: Three Key Questions to Shape the Future

Scott Cavan
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Aaron Amorosi
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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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Why You Should Engage Outside of Your Usual Environment—Be it in the Office or On a Surfboard

Tyl van Toorn
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Published in the Financial Post. Read it here.
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Why Backroom Decisions are Failing Us

Tyl van Toorn
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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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The Worst Replacements for Bad Meetings is Bad Remote Meetings

Tyl van Toorn
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Published in the Globe and Mail. Read it here.
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Driving Change: Procurement Systems of the Future

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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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What is a Resilient Society? Three Strategies for Developing Resilience

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Whether you’re a policymaker, education administrator, business leader or community champion, here are three strategies that you can implement to enable a resilient society.
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The Five Core Components of a Transformation Journey

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When Coeuraj approaches new challenges with our clients, we design roadmaps of core activities that we refer to as “transformation journeys.” Learn more about these journeys.
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Connection Points: Stewarding a Healthy Planet

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Connection Points is a report series by Coeuraj that explores the systems-level challenges faced by society and considers how to design a path forward. Here's our first report about stewarding a healthy planet.
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