Canada is the 5th most prosperous nation in the world, but Canadian kids aren’t reaping the benefits. We rank 17th globally for the wellbeing of children, and drop to 27th place for child health and safety. We can and must do better: Canada’s future depends on it.
After Children First's initial 2016 launch on the EC platform in Toronto, we are proud to bring this important discussion to Ottawa. Join Sara L. Austin, Founder, President and CEO of Children First Canada alongside the Prime Minister's Youth Council Member Ashley Whiteman, The Honourable Landon Pearson O.C., and Ted Woodhead, Senior Vice President, Federal Government and Regulatory Affairs at TELUS. The Globe and Mail’s André Picard will be serving as moderator with special introductory remarks by Alex Munter, President and CEO of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre.
As the government prepares for the launch of a renewed Long Term Energy Plan, Ontario’s Minister of Energy will use the opportunity lay out his priorities for the road ahead and the role that energy and electricity policy can play in supporting a dynamic and innovative business climate.
Ontario’s long-term care sector is facing unprecedented challenges. Almost half of the province’s homes require renewal and the demand for care is growing each year with more than 20,000 people on wait-lists for care today. Further, the seniors being cared for are older and frailer than any other cohort in the province’s history and over the next 20 years analysts forecast a growth in the aging population, and by extension, an increase in the number of seniors requiring specialized care that cannot be provided at home.
The media industry is in an era of constant change. While television and radio remain dominant, technology and consumer behaviour continue to evolve at a rapid pace, impacting the industry in ways not even imagined a decade ago.
On February 28, join Mary Ann Turcke, President, Bell Media, for a fireside chat about the future of the industry: how new technologies and competitors affect traditional strategies, advertising trends and measurement, programming for multiple platforms, and the need for innovation in a global competitive landscape.
Join us for an important talk about attracting and retaining local and international tech talent. Has the US travel ban provided Canada with opportunities to recruit top players? Is Canada’s welcoming and tolerant image helping to attract talent? How can organizations capitalize on current and upcoming opportunities?
The chat will feature Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, Francois Lafortune, CEO of Diagram, and Kasra Nejatian, CEO of Kash (via Skype).
Innovation will help drive sustainable energy for future generations. But the energy of tomorrow may not be what you think. Marcius Extavour from XPRIZE and Dan Wicklum of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) discuss a better energy future through low or no-carbon emitting oil and natural gas as part of the diverse energy mix that can help meet the world’s growing energy needs. They discuss how new models for innovation, from globalized, incentivized competitions to intra-industry collaboration are making a difference in how we think about energy today and the possibilities for tomorrow.