Frequently Asked Questions

What type of events do you organize

Whether it’s a speech, a round-table, a book launch, a meeting, or a reception the Economic Club of Canada stages events that are informative and relevant to Canadians. When people appear at the Economic Club, they aren’t re-telling history, they are making history. This is a platform for newsmakers of the day.

How often do you hold events?

We organize and host 2-3 events per month.

Who attends your events?

People who attend our events are among Canada’s business, academic and government leaders. We also attract representatives of Canada’s major media outlets. Information can be effectively disseminated from the podium of the Economic Club to Bay Street and Main Street. What is said here resonates across Canada.

How does the Economic Club of Canada differ from other speaking venues in Canada?

The Economic Club of Canada (ECC) is this country’s highest profile and most respected platform for non-partisan dialogue, discussion, insight, exchange, and opinion amongst the world’s most notable influencers and thought leaders.

Providing access to pre-eminent world leaders and renowned speakers, with the advantage of posing direct, topical questions, Economic Club of Canada events also serve as powerful networking opportunities—our audiences draw from the most senior and influential levels of business, industry, and government.

When are your events held?

We can schedule an event anytime of the day or night, whatever works best for you. However, most of our events are either breakfasts (7:45am-9:00am) or luncheons (11:45am-1:30pm). We also host a variety of private sessions. Contact Stephanie Gadbois for more details.

Where are the events held?

The Economic Club is a national organization with the ability to host events all across Canada. Typically our Toronto events are held right in the downtown core. We often choose venues that are located along the downtown PATH system providing our members and guests with quick and convenient access to our events.

How can I suggest a speaker to the Economic Club or speak myself?

We encourage people to suggest potential topics and speakers who are of interest. If you or someone you know would like to speak on our platform please contact Stephanie Gadbois at 905-466-1522 or email her at

Are Economic Club events open to media?

Yes. Our events typically draw a wide range of local and national media coverage. Many of our events have been covered live on major television networks like the CBC, CTV, CNN and Fox.

How can a member of the media confirm their attendance at an Economic Club Event

All members of the media are officially accredited at the door. All media must bring valid media identification for event access and fill out the accreditation form in our Newsroom. All of our events are “media friendly” and equipped with all necessary lighting, pool feeds, working tables for journalists and wireless network access.