Against the backdrop of the increasing un-affordability of homeownership, there is a renewed focus on building new affordable rental housing in Ontario.
The Housing Supply Forum will bring together housing experts, policy makers and the not-for-profit sector to share solutions about how to increase the supply of new affordable housing in Ontario.
They dominated Canadian politics for a century as the democratic world’s most successful political party. How did the Liberal Party of Canada do this? What kind of party organization did it build over the decades to manage its remarkable string of election victories? Has its long mastery of Canadian politics finally come to an end? Or, given the party’s latest travails, will it be able to reinvent itself, yet again, for the twenty-first century?
Canada’s audiovisual industry means big business. The television and digital media sector is a $2 B a year industry with big talent creating big hits enjoyed by audiences at home and abroad. A wealth of Canadian productions are sold around the globe with the USA being the biggest market, followed by countries like France, Germany, Korea, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom .
As Canadian consumers are increasingly seeking on-demand access to audiovisual products across a wide variety of platforms like their computers and mobile device, the Canada Media Fund is an active player in helping Canadian producers reach audiences anytime, anyplace. Since launched in 2010, the CMF has provided more than $1.7 B in funding, to over 2,800 productions, triggering $5.9 B in production activity.
Join Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund, as she discusses the shift in supporting a thriving television and digital media production industry and shares thoughts on how world screens are adapting to changes in consumer habits.
Ontario’s current provincial electoral process is fundamentally the same process that existed a hundred years ago. The elector goes to a designated location in their community where they receive a paper ballot, mark that ballot with a pencil and place it in a ballot box; at the end of the evening the ballots are counted by hand. Electors have the confidence that when they put their ballot in the ballot box it will be counted fairly in a transparent fashion and the results reported will reflect the will of the people. This process has served us well. It is trusted – over 92% of Ontarians have trust in the system – the highest of any electoral agency in the Country. But the system is also unsustainable.
Rare disease is a public health issue on par with diabetes and all cancers combined. About 8% of Canadians, or 3 million individuals, have a rare disease. Nearly two-thirds of those with rare diseases are children and about half will have no known previous history of a rare disease. Canadians have benefitted from public health strategies in diabetes, cancer, heart disease and mental illness whereas the approach to rare diseases has remained fragmented across the country. As a result, Canadian families with rare illnesses face extraordinary challenges, including misdiagnoses, unnecessary surgeries, social isolation, financial hardship, lack of treatment options and early death.
Canada is lagging behind other countries in its approach to rare diseases. Almost every other developed country has recognized the wide gap in access to healthcare and services between those with rare disease and those living with common diseases. They have adopted appropriate strategies and policies to help support those living with rare diseases.
That’s why the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD) has launched Canada’s Rare Disease Strategy, which is a plan for collaborative action to achieve five goals:
• Improving early detection and prevention
• Providing timely, equitable and evidence-informed care
• Enhancing community support
• Providing sustainable access to promising therapies, and
• Promoting innovative research.
Through this strategy, we can reduce unnecessary delays in testing, wrong diagnoses and missed opportunities to treat. Similar approaches to collaboration and coordination have been successful in other areas, such as cancer, diabetes and mental health. Now is the time for Canada to act and provide hope and treatment to Canadians and their families who are impacted by a rare disorder.
CORD is embarking on a series of Economic Club of Canada luncheons to discuss the strategy and how Canada can improve the lives of people with rare disease.
Dr. Kitts will talk about the importance of health research and discovery in a time of tremendous change. He will make the case that investing in research hospitals like The Ottawa Hospital is the only way we can take advantage of the changes that are coming. These are rapid changes that have the capacity to create ‘smarter health care’ – health care that is more efficient, cost effective and most importantly, health care that offers new cures, new protocols and better patient care.
The Economic Club of Canada in partnership with Rodríguez Dávalos Abogados (RDA) is proud to present an exclusive Canadian & Mexican energy forum conference held in Calgary, Alberta on September 28th, 2015.
The mandate of this summit is to provide a platform for Mexico’s Senior Government Officials and leading Energy Business Executives to educate Canadian business, government and industry leaders regarding the existing opportunities in Mexico. Speakers include Chairman of the Mexican Senate Energy Committee, the Honorable Senator David Penchyna, the Honorable Dr. César Hernández, Undersecretary of Electricity of the Ministry of Energy, Government of Mexico, the Honorable Luis Vazquez, Chairman of the largest Mexican Energy Company, DIAVAZ, the Honorable Jesús Rodriguez Dávalos, Chairman of the Legal Firm Rodríguez Dávalos y Abogados (RDA) and the Honorable Mario Rodriguez-Montero, Minister for Trade and Investment, Embassy of Mexico in Canada. Additionally, the Honourable Senator Doug Black, Senate of Canada will provide a synopsis of Canada’s energy agenda and ways in which both countries can nurture their bilateral relationship.
In today's hyper-connected world, it is easy to get trapped in a short-term, reactive mindset. But if we don’t have a clear sense of where we want Canada to be 10, 15 or 20 years from now, we are unlikely to get there. In his remarks, John Manley will discuss his vision for Canada in the 21st century, and what Canadians need to do to realize our country’s potential in the global economy.
Is the global economy heading toward “secular stagnation”? Or are we on the cusp of an economic renaissance? That’s the question facing policymakers, investors and businesses eight years after the deepest financial crisis of modern history. What’s clear is that the world economy is in the middle of an unprecedented transition. What’s less clear is the direction in which that transition is evolving.
Premier McNeil will discuss how his government’s new approach to fiscal planning, collective bargaining, and economic development will help grow his province’s economy.