Join the Economic Club for an exclusive breakfast panel discussion aimed at raising awareness and the need for mental health support for Canadian Armed Forces Personnel, veterans and their families. Panelists include: The Honourable Kent J. Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Government of Canada; Veteran, Andrew Garsch (Capt Retired, P.Eng. PMP); Louise Bradley, President and CEO, Mental Health Commission of Canada; Chris G. Anderson, President, Medaca Health Group; Trudi Walsh, Ph.D., C.Psych., Calian Contractor (Psychologist, Acting Program Manager OTSSC), CF H Svcs C(O), Department of National Defence /Government of Canada; Moderated by Karen R. Cohen, Ph.D., C.Psych., Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).
All broadcasters are adapting to revolutionary changes to their business; from the content they provide, to the way Canadians use their services.
But how do you transform your organization when you are an iconic public institution, one as revered and sometimes maligned as Canada's public broadcaster?
Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada talks about the challenges and opportunities of change at Canada's largest cultural institution, and what the Government's reinvestment in public broadcasting will mean for Canadians.
Can assigning a value to nature drive GDP growth? From natural capital to carbon offsets, new economic and financial tools are helping businesses to assign tangible value to nature, and become more eco-conscious.
The Economic Club of Canada is pleased to host an armchair discussion featuring top child and youth mental health specialists in the country. As part of an ongoing initiative to shed light on the challenges of mental health facing Canadians, the Economic Club is eager to continue this important discussion and delve into the grassroots aspect of this topic bringing the focus to our children and youth. This panel will discuss and explore the issues facing our young people, important challenges facing healthcare systems in a time of fiscal restraint, and government policy initiatives that could make a significant difference.
Canada’s oil and gas sector is one of the country’s most important economic drivers. 500,000 people work in the industry, but millions of Canadians benefit from the tax revenues, royalties, ancillary jobs, and much needed products it creates.
The TSX and TSX Venture exchange have more oil and gas listings than any stock exchange in the world. Thousands of Ontario manufacturing jobs rely on Canada’s oil and gas industry and Bay Street knows how important the entrepreneurial spirit of the oil patch is to not only Albertans, but to Canadians from coast to coast.
Right now however, the oil and gas industry is under siege. Grandstanding politicians, Hollywood celebrities, and radical environmentalists continue to try and derail one of Canada’s greatest resources. The Canadian energy industry is one of the most regulated and technologically advanced industries in the world. Each year the industry safely produces, refines, transports, and distributes products from jet fuel to fertilizer while providing well-paying jobs and billions of dollars in tax revenues for all Canadians. Yet, despite these facts, government policy and popular sentiment seem increasingly intent on marginalizing the sector and divesting from resource development.
In his presentation: “Oil Respect—standing up for Canada’s oil and gas industry”, Mr. Mark Scholz, President of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, will be defending the industry with respect to its: national and international image; economic benefits; and global environmental impact. Through an analysis of facts, Mr. Scholz will advocate for the sector and provide industry supporters with a voice to make their opinions heard.
Now is the time for courageous leadership in mental health. The conversation has galvanized attention across the country, people with lived experience have bravely shared their stories, research into the most complex organ of the body – the brain – is reaching a tipping point, novel and improved treatments and care models 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. It will take a deep commitment to real transformation to effectively address the global health and economic issue of our time.
The transformation presumes a shift in the attitudes of Canadians and in the priorities of our governments. A new Health Accord is an historic opportunity to right the wrongs of the past and eliminate prejudice and discrimination. It demands a forceful challenge to the status quo on the care and support for people with mental illness and a commitment to ignite discovery and innovation. If not now, when? If not us, who? The time for strategy is long gone. Only action will save peoples’ lives.
Climate change has moved from future threat to present danger. Extreme weather events are increasing in frequency and severity, and are projected to cost Canadian taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in each of the next five years. Join Don Forgeron, President and CEO of Insurance Bureau of Canada, as he calls for a public-private solution - better preparing for our changing climate by implementing a national flood program that will minimize costs to taxpayers and prepare homeowners for the risks and challenges ahead.
Few sectors play as important a role as transportation in driving Canada's economic performance and connecting its citizens to one another and to the world.
The City of Ottawa and its partners in the local tourism and hospitality industry have committed to positioning Ottawa as the national epicentre of celebrations for the 150th anniversary celebration of Canada’s Confederation in 2017. Significant resources have been dedicated to the creation and delivery of a comprehensive portfolio of events and attractions that will provide a unique experience in the capital and increase the influx of visitors coming to Ottawa in 2017.
Part 1 - Tourism Outlook Luncheon
In order to ensure that the economic benefits of these investments are sustained beyond 2017, the City of Ottawa and the Economic Club of Canada, in partnership with Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association, the Shaw Centre and Ottawa Tourism present the, Ottawa Tourism Summit. Held on Monday, May 30th, 2016, marking the start of Tourism Week in Canada, this Summit will bring together tourism stakeholders in the national capital region to review the current state of Ottawa’s tourism industry and to consider strategies to build on the momentum created by 2017 moving forward.
His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa
Jean Cloutier, Councillor, Alta Vista Ward, City of Ottawa
Steve Ball, President, Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association
Charlotte Bell, President & CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Canada
Michael Crockatt, President & CEO, Ottawa Tourism
Daniel Gélinas, General Manager, Le Festival d'été de Québec
David F. Goldstein, President & CEO, Destination Canada
Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer, Curling Canada
Nina Kressler, President & CEO, Shaw Centre
Guy Laflamme, Executive Director, Ottawa 2017 Bureau
Part 2 - DestinationNEXT Workshop and Long-Term Tourism Strategy
Following the luncheon portion of the Summit, all tourism stakeholders in Ottawa are invited to participate in a facilitated afternoon workshop to discuss the future of Ottawa’s tourism sector.
Paul Ouimet, Managing Director, DestinationNEXT