HISTORIC HIGHLIGHTS
PAST SPEAKERS

Speeches from 2020-2021

Confronting Anti-Asian Racism in Canada

Confronting Anti-Asian Racism in Canada

Confronting Anti-Asian Racism in Canada

Monday, May 17, 2021

Representation of People with Disability on Screen: A Work in Progress

Representation of People with Disability on Screen: A Work in Progress

Representation of People with Disability on Screen: A Work in Progress

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Indigenomics - The Emerging Strength of the Indigenous Economy

Indigenomics - The Emerging Strength of the Indigenous Economy

Indigenomics - The Emerging Strength of the Indigenous Economy

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Here comes the boom: Protecting deposits and the financial system during the post-pandemic recovery

Here comes the boom: Protecting deposits and the financial system during the post-pandemic recovery

Here comes the boom: Protecting deposits and the financial system during the post-pandemic recovery

Monday, April 12, 2021

The Future of Renewable Fuels and Low-Carbon Leadership in the Canadian Fuels Sector

The Future of Renewable Fuels and Low-Carbon Leadership in the Canadian Fuels Sector

The Future of Renewable Fuels and Low-Carbon Leadership in the Canadian Fuels Sector

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Women Who Lead: Celebrating International Women's Day

Women Who Lead: Celebrating International Women's Day

Women Who Lead: Celebrating International Women's Day

Monday, March 8, 2021

Black music and its influence on North American Music: in partnership with Hugh’s Room Live

Black music and its influence on North American Music: in partnership with Hugh’s Room Live

Black music and its influence on North American Music: in partnership with Hugh’s Room Live

Thursday, February 25, 2021

How Can Canada Build Back Better? The OECD’s Advice

How Can Canada Build Back Better? The OECD’s Advice

How Can Canada Build Back Better? The OECD’s Advice

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Vaccine Hesitancy: Convincing Canadians the Importance of Vaccines

Vaccine Hesitancy: Convincing Canadians the Importance of Vaccines

Vaccine Hesitancy: Convincing Canadians the Importance of Vaccines

Friday, February 19, 2021

Black Prosperity: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders

Black Prosperity: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders

Black Prosperity: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Celebrating POET Technologies Inc: Making Money in the Global Photonics Industry

Celebrating POET Technologies Inc: Making Money in the Global Photonics Industry

Celebrating POET Technologies Inc: Making Money in the Global Photonics Industry

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Systemic Racism, Housing, and the Realities of Black Canadians

Systemic Racism, Housing, and the Realities of Black Canadians

Systemic Racism, Housing, and the Realities of Black Canadians

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Rick Leary, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in conversation with Leslie Woo, Chief Executive Officer, CivicAction

Rick Leary, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in conversation with Leslie Woo, Chief Executive Officer, CivicAction

Rick Leary, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in conversation with Leslie Woo, Chief Executive Officer, CivicAction

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Ready to Restart: Toronto’s path forward beyond COVID-19

Ready to Restart: Toronto’s path forward beyond COVID-19

Mayor of Toronto, John Tory

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Annual Investment Outlook 2021: Making Money in Volatile Markets

Annual Investment Outlook 2021: Making Money in Volatile Markets

Annual Investment Outlook 2021: Making Money in Volatile Markets

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Nation Builder Award 2020

Nation Builder Award 2020

Nation Builder Award 2020

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Post Covid: Small Business Success

Post Covid: Small Business Success

Post Covid: Small Business Success

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Rahul Bhardwaj, President and CEO, Institute of Corporate Directors in conversation with Ivey Business Journal Editor, Tom Watson

Rahul Bhardwaj, President and CEO, Institute of Corporate Directors in conversation with Ivey Business Journal Editor, Tom Watson

Rahul Bhardwaj, President and CEO, Institute of Corporate Directors in conversation with Ivey Business Journal Editor, Tom Watson

Monday, December 7, 2020

A Roadmap for Canada’s Black Youth, Defining Recognition and Development under the UN Decade for People of African Descent and UN75

A Roadmap for Canada’s Black Youth, Defining Recognition and Development under the UN Decade for People of African Descent and UN75

A Roadmap for Canada’s Black Youth, Defining Recognition and Development under the UN Decade for People of African Descent and UN75

Friday, December 4, 2020

Sean Finn, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer, CN

Sean Finn, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer, CN

Sean Finn, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer, CN

Thursday, November 26, 2020

The Honourable Doug Downey, 
Attorney General of Ontario, In Conversation with Vivene Salmon, Past President, Canadian Bar Association

The Honourable Doug Downey,
Attorney General of Ontario, In Conversation with Vivene Salmon, Past President, Canadian Bar Association

The Honourable Doug Downey,
Attorney General of Ontario, In Conversation with Vivene Salmon, Past President, Canadian Bar Association

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Blake Hutcheson - President & Chief Executive Officer, OMERS

Blake Hutcheson - President & Chief Executive Officer, OMERS

Blake Hutcheson - President & Chief Executive Officer, OMERS

Friday, November 20, 2020

The Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria - Ontario Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, in conversation with The Honourable Lisa Raitt Vice-Chair, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets

The Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria - Ontario Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, in conversation with The Honourable Lisa Raitt Vice-Chair, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets

The Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria - Ontario Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, in conversation with The Honourable Lisa Raitt Vice-Chair, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The WHO, Canada and the Way Ahead

The WHO, Canada and the Way Ahead

The WHO, Canada and the Way Ahead

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Mark Poweska, President & CEO, Hydro One in Conversation with Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Mark Poweska, President & CEO, Hydro One in Conversation with Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Mark Poweska, President & CEO, Hydro One in Conversation with Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Friday, November 13, 2020

The Future of the Workplace

The Future of the Workplace

The Future of the Workplace

Thursday, November 5, 2020

The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The Honourable Lisa MacLeod Ontario Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Cultural Industries’

The Honourable Lisa MacLeod Ontario Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Cultural Industries’

The Honourable Lisa MacLeod Ontario Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Cultural Industries’

Friday, October 30, 2020

2020 U.S. Presidential Election Panel

2020 U.S. Presidential Election Panel

2020 U.S. Presidential Election Panel

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Michael Medline, President & CEO, Empire Company and Sobeys

Michael Medline, President & CEO, Empire Company and Sobeys

Michael Medline, President & CEO, Empire Company and Sobeys

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Post Covid: The Future of Downtown

Post Covid: The Future of Downtown

Post Covid: The Future of Downtown

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Ambassador Bob Rae

Ambassador Bob Rae

Ambassador Bob Rae

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

In conversation with Mike Rencheck, President and CEO of Bruce Power on Canada’s goal of Net-Zero by 2050 and the critical role of nuclear power.

In conversation with Mike Rencheck, President and CEO of Bruce Power on Canada’s goal of Net-Zero by 2050 and the critical role of nuclear power.

In conversation with Mike Rencheck, President and CEO of Bruce Power on Canada’s goal of Net-Zero by 2050 and the critical role of nuclear power.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Canada’s Tourism Industry: Impact and Recovery Outlook for 2020 and Beyond

Canada’s Tourism Industry: Impact and Recovery Outlook for 2020 and Beyond

Canada’s Tourism Industry: Impact and Recovery Outlook for 2020 and Beyond

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Impact of the Pandemic on Women's Advancement during Recovery
Overcoming Setbacks and Promoting Change for the Better

The Impact of the Pandemic on Women's Advancement during Recovery
Overcoming Setbacks and Promoting Change for the Better

The Impact of the Pandemic on Women's Advancement during Recovery
Overcoming Setbacks and Promoting Change for the Better

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Covid-19 and Canadian Women: Mental Health, Money and Societal Shifts

Covid-19 and Canadian Women: Mental Health, Money and Societal Shifts

Covid-19 and Canadian Women: Mental Health, Money and Societal Shifts

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Preventing the next pandemic-like event

Preventing the next pandemic-like event

Preventing the next pandemic-like event

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Power of Black Female Leadership

The Power of Black Female Leadership

This event is a must see for anyone who follows political life in Canada and is interested in building on past successes to move the dial forward in what many believe will be a challenging BUT HOPEFUL future.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

My Canada is Opening Up

My Canada is Opening Up

As Canadians prepare to celebrate Canada Day this year, their country is opening up in many ways. Socially, three months of lockdown have given many more time to share their time and thoughts with their families, friends and neighbours, in physical and virtual ways. Economically, working and shopping is springing back to life. Within days Canadians can start to travel to other provinces and territories to enjoy at first hand the local delights that their richly diverse country contains. Internationally, they look forward to the time when they can also welcome tourists from abroad, and the immigrants who have chosen to come and contribute to Canada as their new home. Three years after Canada's 150 birthday celebrations in 2017, it is time to hear first hand from distinguished Canadian leaders across the land from east to west how their new Canada of today is opening up.

Monday, June 29, 2020