Community Futures Dakota Ojibway 310-200 Alpine Way, Headingley, MB - Phone: (204) 988-5372

Vision Quest

Our History

Vision Quest Conferences Inc. is a community based charitable organization formed through partnerships with five Community Futures Development Corporations (Cedar Lake CFDC, Dakota Ojibway CFDC, Kitayan CFDC, North Central CFDC, Southeast CFDC).

Since 1997, the Vision Quest Conference has taken place in May of each year in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This event is an undeniable success with over 1,000 individuals attending annually as delegates, volunteers, trade show exhibitors and sponsors. Participants consistently respond to the Conference with rave reviews of the workshops, keynote presentations and entertainment and our Trade Show exhibitors find the showcase exceptionally well-attended.

Vision Quest brings together innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders to discuss and promote Aboriginal business, community and economic development. At the heart of Vision Quest is the mission of supporting sustainable Indigenous economic development, and the goal of the emergence of best business practices that support and synergize community and individual development.

Vision Quest has welcomed keynote presenters, workshop leaders and performers such as: former NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner and Olympic Gold Medallist Theoren Fleury, Olympic Athlete Waneek Horn-Miller, actors Michelle Thrush, Tantoo Cardinal, Eric Schweig, Adam Beach, Wes Studi; recording artists Inez Point, Crystal Shawanda, Buffy Saint-Marie; Canadian Boxing Champion Ralph “Junior” Moar; actor/singer Tom Jackson; environmental activist David Suzuki; comedian Don Burnstick; and entrepreneur/author Calvin Darrell Helin.

Vision Quest 2017 – From Vision to Reality

Vision Quest will celebrate its 21st Conference & Trade Show by bringing together innovators, entrepreneurs, business leaders and youth to discuss and promote Aboriginal business, community and economic development. From May 16 – 18, 2017, Vision Quest will provide opportunities for learning, networking, information sharing, partnership building as well as cultural awareness and entertainment. Vision Quest will host nearly 1,000 Conference participants as we well as over 80 exhibits at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg. Over the last 20 years, nearly than 15,000 people have shared in certification courses, plenary and workshop sessions, partnership building, cultural and networking events.

The 2017 Vision Quest Conference & Tradeshow includes

  • Networking with nearly 1,000 Delegates, Exhibitors, Sponsors and Volunteers
  • Interactive workshops and motivational keynote presentations delivered by business, cultural and industry leaders
  • Opportunity to register for Pre-Conference Full Day Courses
  • Cultural presentations and entertainment, continental breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks
  • Entry into the Vision Quest Trade Show with over 90 exhibits
  • Delegate Reception on Trade Show Floor
  • Empowering Youth Program
  • Opportunity to purchase tickets to the Gala Banquet with renowned entertainment