We love New Brunswick, and we're not alone!  The Council "cousins" are a group of organizations that were all formed from the brilliant mind of Dr. John McLaughlin (president emeritus, UNB) and the Next NB initiative. We also have second cousins, organizations that are also committed to making NB a better place through with a thriving economy of full of social, technical and innovative entrepreneurs.


21inc is an action-tank for young leaders in Atlantic Canada.  Through their 21Leaders program in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the Top 50 Emerging Leaders program and the Ideas Festival, 21inc connects and empowers our region's next generation of leaders.

Wallace McCain Institute

The G. Wallace F. McCain Institute at the University of New Brunswick helps entrepreneurs develop the understanding, tools and relationships needed to grow their businesses, creating new opportunities for economic and social progress across New Brunswick. The Institute creates an environment where entrepreneurs develop a network of likeminded peers and a deeper understanding of the keys to successful entrepreneurialism. Participants work closely with each other and some of Atlantic Canada’s top business icons, drawing inspiration and encouragement.


The Mentra

More to come!

Our second cousins include the NB Social Policy Research Network, the Conseil Economique, PropelICT, TechImpact, and the Pond Deshpande Centre. Logos and links to come shortly.