Canada’s declining and deferred investments in public infrastructure are the focus of national concern. The backlog of investments, is particularly acute among Canada’s Northern and Aboriginal communities. To better address Northern and Aboriginal infrastructure gaps new solutions are needed that integrate public and private sector resources and solutions, and pay closer attention to unique Northern and Aboriginal realities.
The recent joint roundtable hosted by The Conference Board of Canada and The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) brought together over 30 experts from the public and private sectors to share both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspectives, and discuss how new approaches to procurement and financing could help close the gaps. Rethinking Infrastructure Financing: Canada’s Northern and Aboriginal Communities provides an overview of the roundtable discussion, highlights the knowledge shared by our experts, and presents a high-level action plan for moving forward to close the gaps.