Delegation from Denmark meets with Trust to discuss rural development strategies

March 9, 2017

A delegation from Denmark visited northern B.C. over the past two days to meet with regional leaders in rural economic development and education strategies.

Northern Development representatives met with the seven members from the Danish Rural Districts and Islands committee yesterday to showcase a variety of our programs that support the economic growth and resiliency of communities throughout northern B.C.

denmark delegation

Pictured above is the delegation with Northern Development’s Chief Financial Officer, Brenda Gendron (sixth from the left), who was one of several staff members to join the meetings.

Both current and former participants in the Trust’s Local Government and Economic Development Internship programs also had an opportunity to meet with the delegation to talk about their experiences and demonstrate how the program helps build capacity in communities throughout our region.

During their visit, the parliamentary committee from Denmark also met with elected municipal and First Nations leaders from our region, the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, Community Futures of Fraser Fort George, the University of Northern British Columbia, and the College of New Caledonia.

Thank you to UNBC’s Community Development Institute and Danish Members of Parliament who co-coordinated the visit.