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Alberta is the economic engine of Canada, with policies and structures in place to encourage investment and drive the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that Albertans are known for. For decades, this has been centred around the province’s oil and gas industry, but today, it is so much more. While Alberta retains a strong oil and gas sector, it is a home for investment in other emerging energy sources and has the ability to power the province’s – and the country’s – economies for decades to come, all while responsibly reducing emissions. A strong Alberta helps to build a strong Canada, and Alberta’s government continues to encourage legislators across the country to support and further grow our energy industry so we can continue to be a strong partner that ensures the energy security of our country and of the world.
Shannon Joseph, Energy for a Secure Future
The Honourable Danielle Smith, Premier of Alberta
Fireside Chat Moderated by Rachel Curran, Meta Canada
Bob Masterson, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)
Alberta's Advantage is also a Canadian Advantage
When we – or a loved one – are sick, we expect our health care system to be there to support us through that journey. Palliative care provides critical support for people with a serious illness to maximize their quality of life and provide comfort, control and dignity. But gaps persist in accessing this care. A recent report from the Canadian Cancer Society, shows nearly all provinces and territories in Canada lack an adequate number of hospice beds, and that governments need to do more to enable the caring, compassionate health care system our society expects. Join an engaging panel for their discussion on how governments, and indeed, all of us, can tackle this problem together.
Sharon Harper, Director General, Health Canada
Dr. Stuart Edmonds, Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)
Dr. Sandy Buchman, Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care at North York General Hospital
Nadine Henningsen, Canadian Home Care Association & Carers Canada
Pablita Thomas, BC Hospice and Palliative Care Association
Palliative Care in our Society: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go
Join us for our most anticipated event of the year, the 2024 Economic Outlook Breakfast as our panel of chief economists give their predictions for the new year.
Carol Wilding, CPA Ontario
Vassy Kapelos, CTV News
Beata Caranci, TD Bank Group
Stéfane Marion, National Bank of Canada
Jean-Francois Perrault, Scotiabank
Douglas Porter, BMO Financial Group
Avery Shenfeld, CIBC Capital Markets
Craig Wright, RBC
2024 Annual Economic Outlook
In just a few short years, the world has changed dramatically. A pandemic, war in Europe, and the resurgence of authoritarian governments around the world now means that liberal democracy - and the post-war world order that brought peace and prosperity to so many - now faces its greatest threat in decades.
Canada stands in proud defence of liberal democracy, and the values it represents, but we are not immune to these threats. Join Canada’s Foreign Minister, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, for a discussion on the state of play on the world stage and how Canada is focusing its efforts to increase our resilience, build new coalitions, and lead in a fractured world.
Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Honourable Mélanie Joly
Farah Mohamed, Prince’s Trust Canada
Mike Greenley, MDA
In conversation with the Honourable Mélanie Joly: Canadian diplomacy amidst geopolitical uncertainty
Lilly Canada celebrates 85 years as an affiliate in 2023. This marks the final year of the Centennial commemoration honouring Lilly’s partnership with the University of Toronto that made insulin widely available one hundred years ago. As a part of Lilly Canada’s commemoration of this important milestone, a panel discussion including leaders from the patient advocacy, public health policy and industry sectors will focus on addressing an array of issues, and solutions, that will impact Canadians’ health in a new era of care.
André Picard, The Globe and Mail
Dr. Jane Barratt, International Federation on Ageing
Dr. Mark Lachman, Sinai Health
Lisa Raitt, The Coalition for Better Future
Dave Ricks, Eli Lilly & Company
The Next Era of Healthcare in Canada: Cross-Sector Collaboration and the Power of Partnership
With the development of Canada’s Sustainable Agriculture Strategy underway, industry leaders and government are building a path towards sustainable business solutions to reduce emission across the agriculture and agri-food sector. How can innovation and technology play a role in this strategy? What role is AI playing in the sector now and in the future to support sustainability outcomes? Join a panel of experts as they discuss ways in which the Government of Canada, provinces, territories, and industry leaders can work together to accelerate sustainability outcomes in agriculture through innovation. The panel will examine connectivity, precision agriculture, AI and agricultural management practices to reduce emissions and take a deeper look at five priorities agreed to in the Guelph Statement, with a focus on science, research, and innovation.
Michael Graydon, FHCP
Stefanie Beck, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
Keith Currie, The Canadian Federation of Agriculture
Jacob Glick, TELUS
Unleashing the Power of Technology for a Sustainable Agriculture and Agri-food Sector
Join the Economic Club of Canada for a timely panel discussion with chief economists who will examine the current Canadian housing market crisis and the key drivers impacting the Canadian housing market. With inflation and interest rates still in flux, a low supply, and an increase in immigration how can we make things more affordable for younger Canadians? Our panel of experts will dive into topics such as these while examining which markets are seeing the largest impacts and what we can expect in the coming months.
Michael Bourque, CREA
Stephanie Hughes, Equities Reporter, Bloomberg
Shaun Cathcart, CREA
Dawn Desjardins, Deloitte Canada
Jimmy Jean, Desjardins Group
The Housing Affordability Crisis in Canada
Around the world, businesses large and small, unions and governments are in a race to reduce carbon emissions, seize extraordinary economic opportunities, and avoid the destructive impacts of climate change.
Global financial markets are driving this investment shift through their investment decisions. The smartest money, in search of long-term gains, is steering away from assets that will perform poorly in a low-carbon world.
It’s up to us as a country to make the smartest possible choices: Canada can choose to be a leader in this global economic shift - or it will pass us by.
This federal government has chosen to lead.
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources
Wendy Franks, Chief Strategy Officer, Head of Hydrogen, Northland Power Inc.
Paul Cheliak, Vice President, Strategy and Delivery, Canadian Gas Association
Jason Clark, National Director, Climate Change Advocacy, Insurance Bureau of Canada
Time To Build: A Keynote Address with The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources
Our recent experience with the COVID-19 pandemic illustrated the integral link between the health of a population and its prosperity.
This keynote address from Canada’s Minister of Health will explore the nexus of a healthy community and of a strong economy and how health can be a driver of economic growth in a post-COVID, rapidly changing world.
The evolving geopolitical context, an aging population, climate change, the loss of biodiversity and emerging health threats like antimicrobial resistance are adding to the numerous health challenges we are facing. This keynote will outline how an improved and more resilient health system can be an economic and societal game changer.
Targeted investments focused on prevention, health equity, data, innovation, planning and improved health worker support lead to better overall health outcomes, which in turn promote economic growth by supporting Canada’s workforce and by boosting productivity.
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada’s Minister of Health
Ranya El-Masri, Vice President of Government Affairs and Market Access, GSK CANADA
Better Health for Better Prosperity: A Keynote Presentation with The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos
Survey after survey shows Canadians' enthusiasm for electric vehicles (EVs), but what is the actual level of interest when EVs remain much more expensive than ICE vehicles? How deep is that level of enthusiasm from Canadians given that for the last five years more than 50% of Canadians have indicated on surveys, that their next vehicle will be electric? Are we past the early adopter stage or past the “tipping point” for EV adoption? Furthermore, is the supply chain and infrastructure model ready? Are Canadian municipalities ready with planning and zoning changes to accommodate bulk charging of EVs? Are cities investing in infrastructure to accommodate EVs without garages? Is the power grid ready? Our panel of industry leaders dove into these questions and more!
Irfaan Hasham, P.Eng, CEM, CMVP, Director, Energy & Environment, Global Automakers of Canada
Pierre Boutin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Volkswagen Group Canada Inc.
Francis Bradley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Canada
Raed Kadri, Head of the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN)
Andreas Tetzloff, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Canada
Flavio Volpe, President, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association
Is Canada Ready to Fully Embrace Electric Vehicles?
The national healthcare summit is a signature annual event hosted by The Economic Club of Canada, featuring policy makers, patient leaders and health system innovators industry executives, policy makers and key government officials in conversation to provide an in-depth look at the healthcare landscape in Canada as it pertains to the economy, innovation, and the health and wellbeing of our labour force. Health system leaders and stakeholders discussed timely topics, including rare disease policy, pandemic recovery, cancer care, innovative treatments, mental health solutions, and forward thinking healthcare that will prepare our system for the needs of the future.
Paula Allen, Global Leader, Research & Client Insights, TELUS Health
Trish Barbato, President & CEO, Arthritis Society Canada
Gaby Bourbara, Vice President & General Manager Alexion AstraZeneca, Rare Disease in Canada
Dr. Vivien Brown, Family Physician & Author
Jennifer Chan, Vice-President, Policy & Government Affairs, Merck Canada Inc.
Dr. Matthew Chow, MD, Chief Mental Health Officer, TELUS Health
Mike Colledge, President, Ipsos Public Affairs
Dr. Stuart Edmonds, Executive Vice-President, Mission, Research & Advocacy, Canadian Cancer Society
Dr. David Fisman, Professor of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health University of Toronto
Fred Horne, Senior Advisor, 3Sixty Public Affairs
Jody Jollimore, Executive Director, CATIE
Zayna Khayat, Health Futurist, Deloitte Canada
Dr. Sean Kidd, Clinical Phycologist, Senior Scientist & Division Chief of Phycology, CAMH
Dr. Malcolm Moore, Medical Oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
André Picard, Award Winning Author & Journalist, Health Columnist, The Globe and Mail
Ian Stedman, Assistant Professor, Canadian Public Law & Governance, School of Public Policy & Administration, York University
Jane Taber, Vice-President, Public Affairs, National
Adam Van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health & Minister of Sport, Government of Canada
Dr. Talia Varley, Physician Lead, Advisory Services, Cleveland Clinic Canada
Eva Villalba, M.B.A., MSc., VBHC Green Belt, Executive Director, Quebec Cancer Coalition
Dr. Shawn Whatley, Munk Senior Fellow (Healthcare Policy), Macdonald Laurier Institute
Libby Znaimer, VP News & Information, Host, Columnist, The Zoomer Report
2023 Annual Healthcare Summit: Preparing for the Needs of the Future
Join the Economic Club of Canada for a follow-up conversation with Peter Routledge from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions who will weigh in on the rapidly changing economic landscape, and how Canada’s financial system is responding to the pace of change. Superintendent Peter Routledge will discuss the big issues facing OSFI in 2023, how these issues compared to those discussed in 2022 and how his organization is responding to these ever changing issues.
Doug Turnbull, Vice Chairman - Country Lead, Canada, DBRS Morningstar
Peter Routledge, Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Government of Canada
The Economic Club of Canada Presents: A Conversation with Peter Routledge
Our world is more interconnected than ever before and with advancements in technology come new security risks. Consumers are facing threats at every turn with bad actors and cybercriminals constantly developing new techniques for stealing personal and financial data. For most businesses, it’s not a question of if a data breach or fraud will occur, but when. This threat is existential for small businesses, as 60% of SMBs close within 6 months of a successful cyber-attack. We must arm Canadian businesses with the information, tools and training to protect their businesses in this digital era. Join a panel of experts as they discuss the innovative measures that are currently being taken to mitigate cybersecurity threats.
Laura Jones, Executive Vice- President and Chief Strategic Officer, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
Sasha Krstic, President, Mastercard Canada
Tanya O' Callaghan, Vice-President Community Investment, Policy and Advocacy, Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
Celyeste Power, President and CEO, Insurance Bureau of Canada
The Cybersecurity Imperative for Canadian Business
Ontario’s Minister of Finance, Peter Bethlenfalvy, joined us for a keynote speech and fireside chat on Ontario’s 2023 Budget; Building a Strong Ontario, the province’s plan to support people and businesses today, while laying a strong fiscal foundation for the future.
The Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy, Ontario's Minister of Finance
Rachel Curran, Head of Public Policy, Meta Canada