On June 27th, the ELN travelled east to connect with leaders and learn about the exciting work taking place in Durham Region!
Co-hosted by the Economic Development & Tourism Division of Durham, a group of 30+ ELNers took the GO Train to Whitby where they received an interactive tour of some of Durham Region’s most innovative organizations including the Lakeridge Health Education and Research Network (LHEARN Centre) and the Abilities Centre.
Following the tour, the group gathered at the Parkwood Estate where they were joined by dozens of senior leaders, including MPP Lorne Coe, to hear from prominent public, private and non-profit sector leaders in the form of a panel discussion on innovation in Durham Region. Panel included:
- Dennis Croft, Chief Operating Officer, RBRO Solutions
- Pramilla Ramdahani, Executive Director of the Community Innovation Lab
- Jason Easton, Director – Sales, Service & Marketing, Toronto/GTA, General Motors Canada
- Paul Martin, Chief of Police, Durham Regional Police Service