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Claude Lamoureux

Claude Lamoureux

Special Advisor

Canadian Institute of Actuaries

Charles Emmerson

Charles Emmerson

Former Associate Director

World Economic Forum

Charles Emmerson has been a Global Leadership Fellow and Associate Director of the World Economic Forum, heading the Forum’s Global Risk Network and acting as their resident geopolitical specialist. Formerly, he worked for the International Crisis Group foreign policy think tank. He graduated top of his class from Oxford University, and, as a recipient of an Entente Cordiale scholarship, studie...

Caroline Connell

Caroline Connell

Editor in Chief

Today's Parent Group

Craig Alexander

Craig Alexander

Senior Vice President & Chief Economist

TD Bank Financial Group

Craig Alexander holds a Master's degree in economics from the University of Toronto. He has thirteen years of experience in conducting economic analysis in the financial industry. Prior to joining the private sector, Craig spent four years as an economist at Statistics Canada. In May 2010, Craig was promoted to Chief Economist for TD Bank Financial Group. In his current role, he travels acro...

Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown

President

Association of Canadian Pension Management

Christopher Dodd

Christopher Dodd

United States Senator, 1981-2011. Chairman

Senate Banking Committee, 2007-2011. Co-Author, Dodd-Frank Act on Wall Reform and Consumer Protection

Chris Dodd represented the state of Connecticut in Congress for 36 years. He served six years in the U.S. House of Representatives and 30 years in the U.S. Senate. A respected legislator who worked in a bipartisan fashion to better peoples’ lives, Dodd is known for his work to make America safer, stronger and more prosperous. Dodd is perhaps best known for bringing much-needed attention t...

Charles Brindamour

Charles Brindamour

Chief Executive Officer

Intact Financial Corporation

Charles Brindamour is the Chief Executive Officer of Intact Financial Corporation. Under his leadership, the Company became an independent and widely-held Canadian company. Mr. Brindamour began his career with Intact in 1992 as an actuary and held a number of progressive management positions in St-Hyacinthe and Toronto. He also served in management and executive roles in Europe both with ING G...

Christian Reinaudo

Christian Reinaudo

President & CEO

Agfa Gavaert NV

Christian Reinaudo (°1954 - French) is a graduate from the ‘Ecole de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de Paris’ and holds a doctorate from the ‘University of Paris’ (France). He started his career with Alcatel (formerly named ‘Compagnie Générale d’Electricité’) in 1978 in the Research and Development Centre of Marcoussis (France). During his Alcatel period he managed several multi ...

Chris O’Neill

Chris O’Neill

Managing Director

Google Canada

Chris O’Neill is the Managing Director of Google Canada and oversees all aspects of Google’s operations in Canada. An accomplished and seasoned tech and media executive, Chris joined Google in 2005 in California and has held a variety of executive level roles and is a key contributor to Google’s Americas Executive Management Group. Prior to Google, he worked for several years as a product mark...

Chris Summerville

Chris Summerville

Director

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Chris Summerville is one of the eleven non-government directors of the Mental Health Commission of Canada appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. As a family member and a recipient of mental health services, Chris has been the executive director of the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society since 1995 and is also the CEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada. As a provincial and national leader...

Chris Sands

Chris Sands

Senior Fellow

Hudson Institute - Washington

Colin Robertson

Colin Robertson

VP and Senior Research Fellow

The Canadian Defense and Foreign Affairs Institute

Casandra Diamond

Casandra Diamond

Human Trafficking Case Manager

Women's Support Network of York Region

Casandra Diamond practices a grass roots street level approach to tackling anti human trafficking initiatives in York Region and Toronto as a case manager for WSN of York Region, and as a volunteer for various agencies in the greater Toronto area dedicated to anti human trafficking and anti prostitution.

Carolyn McGregor

Carolyn McGregor

Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Professor Carolyn McGregor is the Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics based at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada. Dr McGregor has led pioneering research in Big Data, analytics, event stream processing, temporal data stream data mining, business process modelling, patient journey modelling and cloud computing.

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

President

Medaca Health Group

Chris Anderson is president of Medaca Health Group, which he co-founded in 2003. Medaca facilitates proactive care for employees absent from work and in the early stages of a mental illness. It helps 90 per cent of the employees it sees return to work before moving to long-term disability. In his role as president, Chris is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and operation of the compan...

Chris G. Anderson

Chris G. Anderson

President

Medaca Health Group

Chris Anderson is co-founder and president of Medaca Health Group, Canada’s leading psychiatry-based early intervention service for mental health. Medaca’s treatment-focused approach helps employees in the early stages of absence to return to health and work in a timely and productive fashion. Medaca has been cited as a top innovator in addressing Canada’s workplace mental health challenge, ...

Cho Hee-Yong

Cho Hee-Yong

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada

Mr. Cho Hee-yong is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Canada, taking up this position in July 2012. From 2008 to 2011, Ambassador Cho served as Ambassador to Sweden, with dual accreditation in Latvia. Following this appointment, Ambassador Cho was the Secretary General for the Nuclear Security Summit Preparatory Secretariat in the lead-up to the 2...

Colin McKay

Colin McKay

Head of Public Policy and Government Relations

Google Canada

Colin is the Head of Public Policy and Government Relations for Google in Canada. Before joining Google, he worked as the Director of Research and Public Education at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, where his team researched the impact of the digital economy on personal privacy and then built tools to help individuals understand their privacy rights. Colin is a member of...

Colin McKay

Colin McKay

Head of Public Policy and Government Relations

Google Canada

Colin is the Head of Public Policy and Government Relations for Google in Canada. Before joining Google, he worked as the Director of Research and Public Education at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, where his team researched the impact of the digital economy on personal privacy and then built tools to help individuals understand their privacy rights. Colin is a member of...

Claudia Cattaneo

Claudia Cattaneo

Western Business Columnist

National Post

Claudia Cattaneo is the Western Business Columnist at the National Post, where she covers business and policy issues shaping enterprise across the West. She is a regular commentator on energy issues for national and regional TV and radio programs. Claudia previously served as the Financial Post’s Calgary Bureau Chief, specializing in energy coverage, and worked as a writer/correspondent at the ...

Cairine Wilson

Cairine Wilson

VP of Corporate Citizenship

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

Cairine Wilson has been Vice President of members’ services and publisher of the CPA Magazine since April 2013 for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Previously, Ms. Wilson joined the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and had the same title and played the same role within the CICA. As Vice President Corporate Citizenship, she advocated that CPA Canada become a leade...

Cpl Edward Riglin

Cpl Edward Riglin

RCMP, Formerly of the Integrated Child Exploitation Unit

Cpl Edward Riglin is a respected police officer having worked as a member of the integrated child exploitation unit. Known as the ICE unit. He rescued children who were sexually exploited, and later worked with victims of human trafficking. In his extensive policing experience, he served in city police forces and is currently a member of the R.C.M.P. Edward, Joy Smith’s son, will be speaking...

Craig Wright

Craig Wright

Senior Vice President & Chief Economist

RBC Royal Bank

As chief economist, Craig leads a team of economists providing economic, fixed income and foreign exchange research to RBC clients. Craig is a regular contributor to a number of RBC publications and is a key player in delivering economic analysis to clients and the media through the Economics Department’s regular economic briefings.

Casandra Diamond

Casandra Diamond

Survivor & Founding Director

BridgeNorth

Casandra Diamond is the founding director of BridgeNorth, an organization that seeks to restore and reveal the value and dignity inherent to all women whom are or have been prostituted or trafficked. A survivor of the sex trade, Casandra has worked with various groups in different capacities since 2009. She works with other community members who are also interested in designing programs th...

Clint Davis

Clint Davis

Vice President, Aboriginal Banking

TD Business Banking

Clint Davis is the Vice President of Aboriginal Banking for TD Business Banking. He's responsible for growing the Aboriginal business portfolio for TD by identifying ways to meet the financial needs of Aboriginal communities and businesses. Prior to this role, he was the President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), a national Aboriginal nonprofit organization that...

Chris McDonell

Chris McDonell

Manager of Aboriginal and Environmental Relations

Tembec

As Manager of Aboriginal and Environmental Relations at Tembec, Chris McDonell is responsible for developing partnership agreements with Aboriginal communities in Ontario and Quebec, where he works on developing partnership agreements that aim to reconcile business and community interests. Chris has been involved with the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) since its inception having been p...

Christopher Henderson

Christopher Henderson

President

Lumos Energy

Christopher Henderson is Canada’s pre-eminent Clean Energy Advisor to Aboriginal communities. He advises Chiefs and Councils, Tribal Councils and Aboriginal Economic Development Corporations on how to effectively secure and leverage partnership positions in clean energy projects across Canada. Chris also guides utilities, financial firms, corporations and governments on engaging and partnerin...

Cathy McLeod

Cathy McLeod

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and for Western Economic Diversification

Member of Parliament, Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

Cathy McLeod is the Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo. Cathy McLeod was first elected to the House of Commons in October 2008 and was re-elected in 2011. Ms. McLeod was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health in February 2015 and for Western Economic Diversification in September 2013. Previously, she was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministe...

Clarissa Desjardins

Clarissa Desjardins

Founder and CEO

Clementia Pharmaceuticals

Dr Clarissa Desjardins is a serial entrepreneur who takes part in all aspects of company creation from conception to financing to the marketplace. Dr Desjardins was the founder of Advanced Bioconcept, which was sold to NEN Life Sciences (Perkin Elmer) in 1998, and cofounder of Caprion Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biotechnology company focused on proteomic biomarker discovery and drug development, wh...

Carolyn Lawrence

Carolyn Lawrence

President & CEO

Women of Influence

Carolyn is the woman at the helm of Women of Influence, providing strategic solutions for women’s advancement, as well as for companies who want to get better at tapping into women as consumers and employees. Since taking over the leadership role at Women of Influence, Carolyn’s leadership has taken its impact to a new level of success, now with four key focus areas of service: events, media, ...

Carol Wilding, FCPA, FCA

Carol Wilding, FCPA, FCA

President & CEO

Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

Carol Wilding was appointed as President & CEO of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario in October 2014. In this role, Ms. Wilding leads CPA Ontario, which protects the public interest by ensuring its members meet the highest standards for integrity and expertise. CPA Ontario serves and supports its more than 85,000 members and 23,000 students in their qualification and professional...

Candace Chartier

Candace Chartier

CEO

Ontario Long Term Care Association

Candace brings a wealth of sector experience to her role as Chief Executive Officer. She is a strong leader, effective communicator and practiced health care professional who leads and delivers results on wide ranging and complex projects.

Christopher Mondini

Christopher Mondini

Vice-President - Global Business Engagement

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Carlo Berardi, BScPhm, MBA

Carlo Berardi, BScPhm, MBA

Chair

Canadian Pharmacists Association

Carlo Berardi was elected Chair of the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) in 2015 and is the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) representative on the Board of Directors.

Chris Ragan

Chris Ragan

Chair - Canada's Ecofiscal Commission

Professor - McGill University: Department of Economics

Christopher Ragan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at McGill University in Montreal. He is the Chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, launched in November 2014 with a 5-year mandate to identify policy options to improve environmental and economic performance in Canada. He is also a Research Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute. From 2010 to 2013, Ragan held the Institute’s...

Christine Rhodes

Christine Rhodes

Manager - Climate Change and Sustainability Services

Ernst & Young LLP

Christine Rhodes is a Manager in EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) practice in the Toronto office. Christine has spent her career working with clients primarily in the financial services, mining, retail and power and utilities industries to help them understand and manage their key environmental and social impacts. With a background in finance and risk management, Christin...

Caroline Riseboro

Caroline Riseboro

President and Chief Executive Officer

Plan International Canada

Caroline Riseboro is President and CEO of Plan International Canada, one of Canada’s largest international development agencies working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. Prior to joining Plan in March 2016, Riseboro was the Senior Vice-President, Marketing & Development at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation. She has also held s...

Charlotte Bell

Charlotte Bell

President & CEO

Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)

Charlotte was appointed President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) in April 2015 where she is responsible for the overall leadership of the organization representing tourism interests at the national level. Canada’s tourism success stems from its unique and plentiful attributes as a destination, the professionalism and dedication of operators and the tourism workforc...

Chris Halyk

Chris Halyk

President

Janssen Inc. Canada

Chris Halyk was appointed President, Janssen Inc. in early 2006. Janssen is a brand name pharmaceutical company headquartered in Toronto, Canada and part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

Chris Bloomer

Chris Bloomer

President

Canadian Energy Pipeline Association

Chris Bloomer has over 30 years of experience across a range of upstream, downstream, domestic and international energy businesses. He began his career at Shell Canada and moved with increasing responsibility from exploration and production to economics and corporate planning, oil sands development and operations, pipelines and oil and NGL marketing. Following his tenure at Shell, he was Se...

Chris Lehane

Chris Lehane

Head of Global Policy and Public Affairs

Airbnb

Christopher Lehane is the Head of Global Policy and Public Affairs for Airbnb. In this role, he leads Airbnb’s work with policy makers around the world to support common sense approaches that protect the right of everyday people to share their homes in order to help make ends meet, oversees the company’s efforts to educate the public about the community wide economic benefits created by home sh...

Catherine Murray

Catherine Murray

Moderator

Host, Business Day PM and Market Call Tonight

Catherine Murray joined the BNN team in August, 2011 and is now the host of BNN's Business Day PM and Market Call Tonight. Before joining BNN, Murray was the head of Institutional Equities of North South Capital, which she co-founded in 2009 after stints with Deutsche Bank and Goldman. She has extensive experience in the retail sector from her time as a specialty retail associate analyst...

Conrad Sauvé

Conrad Sauvé

President and CEO

Canadian Red Cross

Conrad Sauvé has been the President and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross since 2008. Under his leadership, the Canadian Red Cross has strengthened its capacity in emergency management and health programming and made significant contributions in the wake of multiple large-scale domestic and international emergencies. Mr. Sauvé has a proven track record of bringing together diverse partners in suppo...

Christine Hrudka

Christine Hrudka

Vice Chair

Canadian Pharmacists Association

Christine Hrudka was elected Vice Chair of the CPhA Board of Directors in 2016 and is the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan (PAS) representative on the Board. Christine is dedicated to moving the profession forward through innovation and technology. She has served the profession in many capacities over the last 10 years, including board member and president of the Saskatchewan College of Pha...

Christine Lonsdale

Christine Lonsdale

Partner

Toronto Litigation Group, McCarthy Tétrault

Christine Lonsdale is a partner in our Toronto Litigation Group in Toronto. Ms. Lonsdale is an experienced commercial litigator who also acts in defamation, privacy, professional negligence and discipline. Ms. Lonsdale has appeared as counsel at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada in major cases in both Ontario and British Columbia.

Cornell Belcher

Cornell Belcher

Award-winning Pollster, Author

Cornell Belcher is an award-winning pollster, one of the premier strategists in national progressive politics and the author of the book “A Black Man In The White House: Barack Obama and the Triggering of America's Racial-Aversion Crisis .” His polling was the blueprint for the heralded 50-State Strategy as Pollster for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) under Chairman Howard Dean—Cornell ...

Charlene Theodore

Charlene Theodore

Counsel

Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA)

A graduate of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, Charlene Theodore is a lawyer with a background in public policy and government relations. As Counsel for the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, she advises the management and staff on the impact of legislative and regulatory changes in the education sector and provides legal assistance to teachers who are disabled or...

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