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Phasmophobia is the fear of ghosts. In honor of #FridayThe13th, NPI decided to dig out the ghost towns of Northern Ontario. Are you scared of ghosts? Do you dare to visit these towns? #FigureFriday 👻
La phasmophobie est la peur des fantômes. En l'honneur du #vendredi13, l'IPN a décidé de creuser et trouver les villes fantômes du nord de l'Ontario. Avez-vous peur des fantômes? Oserez-vous visiter ces villes? #FigureFriday 👻
The 3rd annual State of the North Conference is happening on September 26th, 2019!
Here's a sneak peek to our Invest North panel:

Kevin Eshkawkogan is Anishnabek and is a member of the M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island.
Kevin has been a key player in the development of Indigenous cultural tourism in Ontario since 2003. Kevin was an integral part of the development and growth of the Great Sprit Circle Trail on Manitoulin Island, one of the country’s most renowned Indigenous tourism organizations that provides culturally authentic Indigenous experiences to visitors along with marketing support to Indigenous operators. Read more:

Trevor R. Walker is the President and CEO of Frontier Lithium. Walker joined Frontier Lithium in 2010, and since then he has played a key strategic role in focusing the company on its PAK Lithium deposit in Northwestern Ontario. Under his leadership he has increased the company’s overall readiness to develop its world-class lithium deposit, advanced global-minded marketing activities, and bridged partnerships to bring Canada’s newest lithium mine project on line. Read more:

Christine Leduc holds a Master of Forest Conservation from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry. She has held policy positions in the office of the Ontario Minister of Natural Resources and the Ontario Forest Industries Association. Since 2015, Christine works as the Director of Public Affairs with EACOM Timber Corporations. Read more:
The 3rd annual State of the North Conference is happening on September 26th, 2019!

Here's a sneak peek to our Northern Confidence panel.

Kaella-Marie is an Ojibwe/Odawa/Potawatomi Anishnaabekwe from Wiikwemkoong Anishnabek and Aroland First Nation. She graduated a Cambrian Scholar and transferred to Laurentian University Bharti School of Engineering to study chemical engineering with interests in industrial processing, mining and environmental management. Read more:

Katie is a ‘boomerang’ back to Sault Ste. Marie, Katie has over 11 years’ experience working in policy, communications and community development. Her interest in pairing public relations with community, economic and social development has contributed to the long-term sustainability and resiliency of northern and rural communities. Read more:

Thomas holds a DEC in history and civilization from Cégep de Chicoutimi, a Bachelor's degree in International Studies in Political Science from Université de Montréal and a Master's degree in Political Science, with a focus on globalization, from the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland. Read more:


Thank you to our Northern Confidence Sponsor @nwmocanada
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Summer in the North photo contest! We would like to congratulate Alex.B on winning the August draw! Come back next summer for another Summer in the North photo contest edition! #KnowtheNorth //
Merci à tous ceux qui ont participé au concours de photos Été dans le Nord ! Nous voudrions féliciter Alex.B pour avoir remporté le tirage au sort d'août ! Revenez l'été prochain pour une autre édition de Été dans le Nord ! #ConnaissezleNord
State of the North? 
Yea State of the North is happening on Sept. 26th, 2019 in Sault Ste. Marie 
Shout out to our Breakfast and Lunch sponsors : @algomau and @ssminnovation 
Breakfast speaker: Heather Hall - Trends in Northern Regions; Implications for Ontario’s North 
Lunch Speaker: Peter Bruijns - Global Trends; Opportunities and Challenges for Ontario’s North 
Huge thank you to our #FutureNorth panel sponsors: 
@nwmocanada - 1st panel - Northern Confidence: Youth Vision of Ontario’s Future North 
@eacomtimberco - 2nd panel - Invest North: Growth Industries in the Future North 
And finally we also want to thank our media sponsor 
Superior Media @saultonline @onntvchannel

And thank our Friend of NPI
Professions North

Your generosity is making this conference possible!

To register for state of the north visit:
Community members welcomed Abed Al Halim arriving from Lebanon on August 21 at the Thunder Bay airport. Abed is being sponsored through the WUSC Student Refugee Program at Lakehead University and will be studying computer science. Lakehead students provide social and financial support for sponsored refugees. Northern Policy Insitutes International & Community Matchmaker program will offer resume and job skills support, employment connections and career planning advice. Welcome to Northern Ontario Abed! #WUSC
Des membres de la communauté ont acceuillit Abed Al Halim, arrivé du Liban le 21 août à l'aéroport de Thunder Bay. Abed est parrainé par le programme des étudiants réfugiés WUSC de l'université de Lakehead et étudiera l'informatique. Les étudiants de Lakehead fournissent un soutien social et financier aux réfugiés parrainés. Le programme d'intermédiaire communautaire et international de l'Institut des politiques du Nord offrira un soutien en matière de CV et d'aptitudes professionnelles, des relations de travail et des conseils en matière de planification de carrière. Bienvenue dans le Nord de l'Ontario Abed ! #WUSC
Today, our two Experience North summer interns Jessica and Gabbi were volunteers at the Confederation College Scholarship Golf Tournament! Did anyone get a hole in one? ⛳
Aujourd'hui nos deux placements d'été du programme Expérience Nord dans la région de Kenora sont bénévole au Confederation College Scholarship Golf Tournament! Est-ce que quelqu'un a fait un trou en un? ⛳
Abuk (Philip) Matiop Abuk is from South Sudan originally and lived in a refugee camp in Uganda. He arrived in Thunder Bay August 14th 2019! 
He wants to study psychology at Lakehead and will be funded by World University Service of Canada (WUSC) #WUSC for a year to do so.
Emily, our International and Community Matchmaker will then help him do his first resume and teach him about how to find jobs in Canada!
#Matchmaker #KnowtheNorth
Only 2 weeks left for the Summer in the North contest! Don't forget to TAG us in your photos AND use the #KnowtheNorth 
The lucky winner will be announced August 31th. Good luck! 
Read full contest rules here:
Il reste 2 semaines pour le concours Été dans le Nord! N'oubliez pas de nous identifier dans vos photos ET utilisez le #ConnaissezleNord

Le ou la gagnant(e) sera annoncé le 31 août. Bonne chance!

Pour plus d'information sur le concours? Visitez le
You could still win a $100 Pre-paid Visa! THERE WILL BE A WINNER AT THE END OF AUGUST! Show us what you are doing in Northern Ontario this summer by submitting photos to our contest!

How to enter:
1. Follow @NorthernPolicy Institute on social media.
2. Upload your Summer in the North photo and tag Northern Policy Institute
3. Use the hashtag #KnowtheNorth or #ConnaissezleNord
4. Remember to make your photo SHARABLE to the public so we can find it! 
The more photos you submit the more times your name is entered in the draw!
Good Luck and show us your awesome pictures!
For more information or rules visit:

Vous pourriez encore gagner une carte visa prépayé de 100 $! IL Y AURA UN GAGNANT À LA FIN AOÛT! 
Montrez-nous ce que vous faites dans le nord de l'Ontario cet été en soumettant des photos à notre concours Été dans le Nord!

Comment participer:
1. Suivez @NorthernPolicy sur les médias sociaux. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
2. Téléchargez votre photo d'été dans le Nord et étiquetez Northern Policy Institute
3. Utilisez le hashtag #KnowtheNorth ou #ConnaissezleNord
4. N'oubliez pas de rendre votre photo VISIBLE au public afin que nous puissions la trouver!

Plus vous envoyez de photos, plus votre nom est inscrit au tirage!
Bonne chance et montrez-nous vos superbes photos!
Pour plus d'informations ou pour connaître les règles, visitez le:
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Summer in the North photo contest! We would like to congratulate Kelsey L on winning the July draw!
Did you really want that $100 pre-paid Visa? Have no fear! We are running the exact same contest for the month of August, with a winnerbeing announced August 31. Good luck – remember the more photos you submit, the better chance you have of winning!
Rules: Upload a photo of what you are doing this summer, tag us @northernpolicy, hashtag #KnowtheNorth and your name is automatically entered into the draw! Make sure that your photo is public so that we can find it!
Merci à tous ceux qui ont participé à notre concours photo Été dans le Nord ! Nous aimerions féliciter Kelsey L gagnante du tirage du mois de juillet.
Veux-tu une carte visa prépayé de 100 $ ? N'aie pas peur ! Nous avons le même concours pour le mois d’août, avec l’annonce du gagnant le 31 août. Bonne chance - souvenez-vous, le plus de photos vous soumettez, le plus vous avez de chances de gagner !
Règles : téléchargez une photo de ce que vous faites cet été, identifiez @northernpolicy, hashtag #ConnaissezleNord et votre nom est automatiquement inscrit au tirage ! Assurez-vous que votre photo est publique afin que nous puissions la trouver !
Don’t forget to submit your photos to our Summer in the North contest! The July winner will be announced July 31st at 16:30 EST! #KnowtheNorth
N'oubliez pas de soumettre vos photos à notre concours Été dans le Nord! Le gagnant du mois de juillet sera annoncé le 31 juillet à 16h30, heure de l'Est! #ConnaissezleNord