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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.

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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.

    The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr.

    The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr.

    Care workers do the work that lets us all work. Every day, 1 in 5 Canadian workers wake up to care for others. In Health care, childcare and seniors care, these are the people that run Canada’s care economy. But amidst low productivity, declining birth rates, labour shortages and an increasing senior population, their work is more important today than ever before.

    How can Canada leverage the care economy to tackle the broader challenges we face? How can we strengthen this growing segment of our economy to boost productivity and support the middle-class jobs that drive growth?

    Join Canadian Club Toronto and the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., federal Minister of Labour and Minister for Seniors, on June 13 for an engaging discussion on the Canadian workforce of the 21st century and building an economy focused on dignity.

    • 53 min
    Darren Entwistle

    Darren Entwistle

    In our digital society and uncertain world, it is critical that all Canadians – particularly vulnerable and underserved communities – have access to the tools, resources and information needed to succeed. Join Canadian Club Toronto on June 12 when we host Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO, as he illustrates how TELUS is making enhanced connectivity and better social outcomes available to all Canadians, and delineates what more we can do, as a society, to ensure digital and social equity for all.

    • 50 min
    Peter Gilgan

    Peter Gilgan

    2024 Lifetime Achievement Award

    Join Canadian Club Toronto on June 10 where we will present our 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award to Peter Gilgan, Founder and CEO of Mattamy Asset Management. Canadian Club Toronto’s Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the lifelong efforts and leadership of extraordinary Canadians, and Mr. Gilgan is no exception.

    With a visionary spirit and an unwavering dedication to excellence, Mr. Gilgan has transformed the real estate industry, leaving an indelible mark on communities across Canada and beyond. As the driving force behind Mattamy Homes, he has pioneered innovative approaches to urban development, creating vibrant neighbourhoods that enrich the lives of residents and contribute to the fabric of Canadian society.

    Beyond his professional achievements, Mr. Gilgan is a beacon of philanthropy, supporting numerous charitable initiatives that address critical social issues and enhance the well-being of individuals and families. His commitment to giving back has inspired countless others to make a positive difference in their communities, embodying the spirit of service and compassion.

    Join us as we celebrate Mr. Gilgan’s remarkable achievements and hear from him as he reflects on his illustrious career and shares his vision for the future.

    • 45 min
    Scott Thomson

    Scott Thomson

    Increasing Productivity and Connectivity in North America

    Following the launch of Scotiabank’s new strategy in December, President and CEO, Scott Thomson is focused on delivering against the Bank’s vision to become its clients’ most trusted financial partner by driving sustainable and profitable growth for the Bank—and in North America. Join Canadian Club Toronto on June 6 for a fireside chat with The Globe and Mail’s banking reporter Stefanie Marotta, as they discuss the unique role Canada has to play in supporting greater connectivity and productivity across North America.

    • 48 min
    Indigenous Reconciliation on Bay Street

    Indigenous Reconciliation on Bay Street

    Join Canadian Club Toronto on June 5 for a compelling panel discussion in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day. This event marks an important conversation about integrating Indigenous perspectives and practices within Canada’s financial and business sector, located at the heart of the country’s economic activity: Bay Street.

    This panel will delve into practical steps and innovative strategies that Bay Street entities can employ to not only foster meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities but also enhance their profitability. By ensuring the active involvement of Indigenous communities in Canada’s economic framework, we aim to uncover mutual benefits that drive both societal value and financial gain.

    The discussion will feature four distinguished Indigenous professionals who have made significant strides in various sectors along the Bay Street corridor. They will share insights into how businesses and financial institutions can actively participate in the reconciliation process through partnerships, inclusive practices, and recognition of Indigenous rightsholders.

    Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in achieving reconciliation in the corporate sphere. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in a transformative dialogue that bridges gaps and inspires action that contributes to a stronger economic future for both Indigenous communities and Canada alike. This conversation will be moderated by Karen Restoule, Vice President, Crestview Strategy and will feature:

    Krystal Abotossaway – Senior Manager, TD Bank
    Jaimie Lickers – Senior Vice President of Indigenous Markets, CIBC
    Sarah Midanik – President & CEO, The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

    • 52 min
    Employer-funded healthcare is growing in Canada

    Employer-funded healthcare is growing in Canada

    Canadian employers continue to invest more and more in the health and well-being of their employees. This approach complements Canada’s tradition of public healthcare and reduces pressure on the public system. It also reinforces employers’ corporate and societal responsibilities, with Canadians increasingly relying on them for their physical and mental health needs.

    Now, more than ever, Canadians need a cohesive ecosystem that supports their physical and mental health. We must come together to not only improve outcomes but also prevent illness. Join Canadian Club Toronto on May 30, when experts from the insurance and health industry will share their views on access to care and the impact on the productivity of employees. Moderated by Carly Weeks, our expert panel will feature:

    Dr. Ash Bender – Occupational Psychiatrist
    Cherif Habib – CEO, Dialogue
    Dave Jones – President, Sun Life Health
    Julie Quenneville – CEO, UHN Foundation

    • 45 min

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