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Salmon Nation Information Session


What is Salmon Nation? Why do we envision living in a nature state as opposed to a nation state? These information sessions provide further context about the thesis behind Salmon Nation, our goals and our methodology. We are determined to do everything we can to improve social, financial and natural well-being here at home. Hear from the founders of Salmon Nation, and the partners of the Salmon Nation Trust, about what that looks like. This will be an organic, open discussion and questions are welcome.

This session has limited space and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrive on time to ensure you will have access. 

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Ian Gill is a writer, critic, bookseller, conservationist and co-creator of Salmon Nation. He is principal of Cause+Effect, a Vancouver-based consulting company focused on designing and implementing strategies for large-scale social transformation. Ian’s interest and experience is in media, communications, social innovation, social finance, conservation, and Indigenous community development.

Prior to establishing Cause+Effect, Ian spent almost eighteen years as CEO of Ecotrust in three countries – Canada, the US and Australia. Before establishing Ecotrust Canada in 1994, Ian was a documentary television reporter with CBC Television. Ian earlier spent seven years as a senior reporter and editor with the Vancouver Sun. He is a fellow of Journalistes en Europe (1986-87); a past director of Vancity Community Credit Union; and the author of four books, most recently No News Is Bad News: Canada’s Media Collapse – And What Comes Next. He is a contributing editor of The Tyee and continues to be published in a wide variety of media. He was president of The Discourse (2016-18); an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University (2015-2019); and a Senior Fellow with the Montreal-based McConnell Foundation (2015). In 2019 he was appointed as the inaugural Dan and Priscilla Wieden Foundation Salmon Nation Storytelling Fellow. In 2020, he co-founded an independent bookstore in Vancouver, Upstart & Crow. He lives in Vancouver and on a small island off the West Coast of Salmon Nation.
Ian Gill