The Canadian Club of Toronto is Canada’s preeminent public affairs podium. Since 1897, we have served an ambitious and important mission: to connect Canadians with world-class leaders and newsmakers and be a leading platform for influencers to engage Canadians on what matters most.
Over our 125 year history as a not-for-profit organization, we continue to be a forum for Governors General and Prime Ministers, CEOs and Nobel laureates, scientists, artists and innovators. We have a proud tradition of hosting national and international leaders in politics, business, social innovation and the media, and our members and audiences are drawn from an equally diverse and distinguished group of leaders.
Indigenous Ownership & Canada’s Economic Future
Advancing major projects is essential for growing the economy to benefit all Canadians. But this can only be achieved through economic reconciliation, including opportunities for Indigenous ownership facilitated by access to competitive capital.
Join Canadian Club Toronto on September 28 when Alex Pourbaix, Executive Chair of Cenovus Energy, kicks off the event by sharing lessons he has learned through industry partnerships with Indigenous nations.
The event continues with Mark Podlasly, Chief Sustainability Officer at First Nations Major Project Coalition and Board Director at Hydro One, leading a discussion with First Nations and business leaders on what more needs to be done to unlock Indigenous participation in the economy to drive growth and raise living standards for future generations:
Chief Sharleen Gale – Chair of First Nations Major Project Coalition and Chief of the Fort Nelson First Nation
Ricky Fontaine – Senior Advisor with the Innu Takuaikan Uashat mak Mani-utenam
John Stackhouse – Senior Vice-President in the Office of the CEO at RBC
** This event is organized in partnership with the First Nations Major Project Coalition and the Business Council of Canada
Nevada: Open for Business
Canadians have a significant presence in Nevada. The fact is that Canadians are the largest contingent of foreign visitors and foreign homebuyers to the state. This connection is built on our proximity, shared interests, and deep economic ties.
Canadian Club Toronto is pleased to host the Governor of Nevada, Joe Lombardo, on September 27. Joined in conversation by James Villeneuve, Senior Strategic Business Advisor at Fasken, Governor Lombardo will discuss the mutual commitment between Canada, Ontario and Nevada to uphold and strengthen their existing bilateral relations. They will discuss their commitment – as long-standing partners, allies, and friends – to upholding our deep connections in mining and gaming, and accelerating significant investment, job creation, tourism, and bilateral trade between Ontario and Nevada.
Join Canadian Club Toronto on September 26 when Evan Siddall, Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo.), discusses the Canadian Model of Pension Investment and how this revolutionary approach to managing the investments of Canadian pension beneficiaries has evolved after a generation in practice.
Evan will sit down with Sabrina Maddeaux (The National Post) to explore various themes, including the efficiency of markets and active risk management, the significance of active management justified by a trio of factors: information, mispricing, and asset allocation, and the necessity of diversification to ensure portfolios are designed to meet the needs of each plan. They will also delve into ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ investment approaches and discover the crucial advantage that Canadian pension investment managers employ toward fulfilling the long-term investment objectives required to fulfill their mandate to Canadians.
BDC: Development that matters
Canada’s economy faces many challenges and entrepreneurship is a crucial component of its future prosperity. This calls for the contribution of all entrepreneurs and of all their talents – tasks that directly align with BDC’s development role. Join Canadian Club Toronto on September 19 when BDC President & CEO, Isabelle Hudon, will look back at the past two years and at the impact that her organization has had with entrepreneurs across the country, and discuss how these achievements are now paving the way for even bolder ambitions. After her remarks, Ms. Hudon will be joined in conversation by Amanda Lang, Host of Taking Stock, Bell Media.
Ukraine – Hope and Help through Business and Technology
In light of the ongoing Russian war on Ukraine, there is a heightened requirement for steadfast support for Ukraine from the global business community. Join Canadian Club Toronto on September 14, for our first event of the 2023-2024 season, when we will host an important conversation with the Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada Yuliya Kovaliv, Valeriy Kutsyy, CEO of Miratech, and Ruslan Kostetsky, Deputy Chair of the Ukrainian Association of Fintech and Innovation Companies. They will discuss the unique ways in which businesses, including the tech industry, can foster collaboration to support Ukraine now, and as they build a thriving post-war business ecosystem and country. They will also talk about the resilience of Ukraine’s IT sector which has earned international recognition.
Over the past few years, sectors, industries and consumers have had to traverse enormous change, stemming from the disruption caused by COVID-19. Now, companies are moving forward in the new world, further impacted by economic factors, geopolitics, the increased importance of sustainability and new consumer expectations. Purolator remains at the centre of it all – connecting businesses and individuals across the country.
John will speak with Joseph Lo, Canadian Club Toronto President, about Purolator’s evolution and what has been the catalyst for its last-mile delivery innovation and ongoing success. Looking ahead, John will speak to trends impacting global supply chains and his experience leading Purolator through transformation.
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