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.
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.
Shipbuilding is to the West Coast what the auto industry is to Ontario and aerospace is to Quebec. Seaspan's CEO Jonathan Whitworth will highlight the impact of a resurgent West Coast shipbuilding industry on high-value jobs across Canada, sustainable growth in a diversified B.C. economy and its role in support of Canada's maritime ambitions and stewardship of its marine habitat and coastal environment.
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
Traditional outreach methods just aren’t producing the same results as they did with previous generations. To harness the “giving power” of millennials, charities must present them with convenient, tech-driven options. In this Economic Club exclusive, our distinguished panel of experts will weigh in on how charities need to transform their approach to meet the new demands of tech-savvy millennials without alienating generous boomers.