May 2017

Closing the Gap Between Health & Wealth in Canada

11:30am-1:30am | One King West - 1 King Street West, Toronto

The strong relationship between health and wealth should be a priority for Canadians. Apart from lifestyle choices such as healthier diets and regular exercise, the big challenge for improving the health and financial well-being of Canadians is understanding the inextricable link between health and wealth. The choices people and financial institutions make today will affect everyone tomorrow as the burden for care and wealth will need to be shared by all of us.
Marianne Harrison will share insight from research conducted by Manulife on some of the greatest health and wealth challenges facing Canadians. She will then touch on Manulife’s modern and rewarding approach to helping Canadians live richer and more fulfilling lives.

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- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to lapointe@economicclub.ca by Monday, May 29, 2017.

Marianne Harrison

President & CEO
Manulife Canada

Marianne Harrison

Marianne Harrison is President and CEO of Manulife’s Canadian Division. She also sits on the Company’s Executive Committee.

In this role, Ms. Harrison is responsible for all aspects of the diversified and balanced insurance, investment and banking business provided by Manulife’s Canadian Division. Ms. Harrison is a key driver for cultural and operational change within the organization. Under her leadership, the company has moved from its traditional product focus to one that centres on the customer. Manulife has also secured numerous awards, including #1 Trusted Insurance Brand in Canada.

Before assuming her current position in January 2013, Ms. Harrison served for five years as President and General Manager for Long-Term Care Insurance for John Hancock Financial, Manulife’s U.S. division. With Ms. Harrison at the helm, John Hancock developed new, viable long-term care solutions in response to the challenges of the low interest rate environment.

Before joining John Hancock, Ms. Harrison served as Executive Vice President and Controller for Manulife in Toronto since 2003. She had overall accountability for external reporting to shareholders, regulators, and investor relations as well as internal management reporting.

Prior to joining Manulife, Ms. Harrison was Chief Financial Officer of Wealth Management at TD Bank Group after holding various positions there; before that she worked for PwC.

Ms. Harrison graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in English and she earned a Diploma in Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Canadian/Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants and became Fellow of the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario in 2016.

She sits on the Board of Directors of St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation and is a member of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association’s Standing Committee on Standards and Marketplace Relations.

Pattie Lovett-Reid

Chief Financial Commentator
CTV News

Pattie Lovett-Reid

As CTV News’ Chief Financial Commentator, Pattie Lovett-Reid coaches viewers on how to save money, stretch their income, and get the biggest bang for their hard-earned bucks. Lovett-Reid provides weekday financial updates for CTV News Channel, CP24, and regional CTV MORNING LIVE broadcasts across the country.

A highly respected Canadian financial guru, Lovett-Reid also contributes analysis on market-moving business stories to CTV NATIONAL NEWS, and is a regular guest commentator on BNN Bloomberg, CTV’s YOUR MORNING, THE SOCIAL, NEWSTALK1010, and other Bell Media channels.

Lovett-Reid was the host of THE PATTIE LOVETT-REID SHOW on CTV News Channel and CTV, and served as a weekly guest commentator on CANADA AM. A sought-after speaker and commentator on wealth management, she took on the role of Senior Financial Commentator with CTV News in early 2012. Lovett-Reid joined CTV News from TD Waterhouse Canada Inc., where she served as Senior Vice-President.

Lovett-Reid is a Certified Financial Planner, co-author of several national best-selling books, and was awarded with an honorary degree in Applied Studies from Humber College in June 2010. The Financial Planners Standards Council (FPSC) recognized Lovett-Reid with the 2009 Donald J. Johnston Award for her outstanding contribution to the profession of financial planning in Canada. Lovett-Reid also received the 2007 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award in the Trailblazers and Trendsetters Category.

She speaks English.

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