ECC Event Library

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

This library serves as a repository for our comprehensive in-house ECC event summaries, as well as supplementary reports and related topical reading.

Suggestions for additions to the ECC Library can be emailed to our team for consideration.

Alberta’s Advantage is also a Canadian Advantage

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 can 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 the world.

On February 5th, 2024, the Economic Club of Canada hosted an event with The Honourable Danielle Smith, Premier of Alberta, entitled ‘Alberta’s Advantage is also a Canadian Advantage.’

View the key Takeaways here.

Palliative Care in our Society: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go.

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.

On January 24th, our engaging panel discussed how governments, and indeed, all of us, can tackle this problem together.

View the key Takeaways here.

2024 Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast

On January 11, 2024, the Economic Club of Canada presented ‘ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2024’ along with CPA Ontario and leading economic thinkers in Canada to help us look at and understand the numbers, trends, and predictions that will inform our business decisions and our policy direction in the coming months.

View the key Takeaways here.

Canada’s Fall Economic Statement 2023 by the Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

Canada’s Fall Economic Statement 2023 was delivered on November 21, 2023, by the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

View the key Takeaways here.

In Conversation with the Honourable Mélanie Joly: Canadian Diplomacy Amidst Geopolitical Uncertainty

On October 30th, 2023, the Economic Club of Canada presented ‘Canadian Diplomacy Amidst Geopolitical Uncertainty’ with The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs Canada.

View the key Takeaways here.

The Next Era of Health Care in Canada: Cross-Sector Collaboration and the Power of Partnership

On October 27th, the Economic Club of Canada hosted ‘The Next Era of Healthcare in Canada’ 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. Sponsored by Lilly Canada.

View the key takeaways here.

Unleashing the Power of Technology for a Sustainable Agriculture and Agri-food Sector

On September 21st, the Economic Club of Canada presented ‘Unleashing the Power of Technology for a Sustainable Agriculture and Agri-food Sector,’ moderated by Michael Graydon, chief executive officer of Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP) the national association voice of Canada’s food, health, and consumer products sector. Graydon led a panel of experts as they discussed the future of the agriculture and agri-food sector and its impact on the economy.

View the key takeaways here.

The Housing Affordability Crisis in Canada

On September 12th, the Economic Club of Canada presented ‘The Housing Affordability Crisis in Canada,’ an event with senior economists and expert speakers discussing one of the most pressing issues in our country today.

View the key takeaways here.

Better Health for Better Prosperity

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada’s Minister of Health delivered a keynote address that explored the nexus of healthy community and of a strong economy and how health can be a driver of economic growth in a post-COVID, rapidly changing world.

View the key takeaways here.

Is Canada Ready to Fully Embrace Electric Vehicles?

Our panel of industry leaders dove into the important questions surrounding how Canada plans to embrace electric vehicles.

View the key takeaways here.

The Cybersecurity Imperative for Canadian Business

Our panel of industry experts discussed the innovative measures that are currently being taken to mitigate cybersecurity threats and provided Canadian businesses with the information, tools, and training to protect their business in this digital era.

View the key takeaways here.

Time to Build

We welcomed The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources to the podium where he delivered a keynote address, followed by a fireside chat with Wendy Franks, Chief Strategy Officer, Head of Hydrogenn, Northland Power Inc.

View the key takeaways here.

A Conversation with Superintendent Peter Routledge

In this follow-up discussion with the Peter Routledge, Superintendent of Financial Institutions, we discussed the big issues facing OSFI in 2023, how these issues compared to those discussed in 2022 and how his organization if responding to these ever changing issues.

View the key takeaways here.

2023 Annual Healthcare Summit: Preparing for the Needs of the Future

This national healthcare summit gathered health system leaders and stakeholders to discuss 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.

View the key takeaways here.