When he was first appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail in 2014, Mr. Desjardins-Siciliano took the reins of a company facing numerous challenges. Since then, the corporation has worked hard to improve its service offer and put the emphasis on its clients and their needs. This vision, centered around the client, encouraged more travellers to take the train, allowing VIA Rail to increase both its ridership and revenues for the first time in several years. During his speech, Mr. Desjardins-Siciliano will explain how VIA Rail achieved this drastic shift. He will also speak about VIA Rail’s vision and the company’s goal to become Canadians’ first choice for more productive and environmentally-friendly intercity travel.
Now is the time for courageous leadership in mental health. Conversations about mental health have galvanized attention across the country, people with lived experience have bravely shared their stories, innovative brain research is reaching a tipping point, and novel and improved treatments are emerging. Still, too many people are not getting the care they need. Funding levels do not match the burden of illness. Wait lists continue to soar. Lives are needlessly lost. Dr. Catherine Zahn will discuss why the negotiation of a new Health Accord is an historic opportunity to right the wrongs of the past and eliminate the barriers faced by people with mental illness. If not now, when? If not us, who? Yesterday was a time for strategies – now is the time for action.
How creators got squeezed out in the digital era, and what can be done to restore their rights.
With the advent of digital content delivery in the late 1990s, a new path was forged to stimulate the digital economy while protecting the interests of creators.
On Tuesday November 8th Americans will go to the polls for what will be an historic Presidential election. Former US Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell will discuss the global economy, US relations with Canada and America’s role in the world.
A firm grasp on financial matters helps us live a secure and fulfilling life. In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, leaders from the public and private sectors discuss how this essential skill creates a more prosperous and inclusive economy, and why we all have a vested interest in helping younger Canadians manage their finances responsibly.
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. The Economic Club of Canada in partnership with Children First Canada, is proud to present a lunch engagement to discuss this important topic. Featured speakers include Kathleen Taylor, Chair of the Board at RBC Royal Bank and Sick Kids Foundation, and Sara L. Austin, Founder and CEO of Children First Canada.
Canada is the 5th most prosperous nation in the world, but Canadian kids aren’t reaping the benefits. We rank 17th globally for the well-being of children, and drop to 27th place for child health and safety. We can and must do better: Canada’s future depends on it. The Economic Club of Canada in partnership with Children First Canada, is proud to present a lunch engagement to discuss this important topic. Featured speakers include Mary Jo Haddad, former President & CEO of Sick Kids Hospital, and member of the Board of Director of TELUS and TD Bank , and Sara L. Austin, Founder and CEO of Children First Canada.
Join the EC for the 5th Annual Energy Summit in Calgary. Each year we bring together policy makers, industry leaders and senior government officials from across North America for an in-depth look into Canada’s energy future with a focus on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The full day agenda will feature an extensive list of panelists who all have comprehensive knowledge about a range of topics and issues relating to energy policy.
Join us as the panel of Chief Economists share their predictions for 2017.