May 2018

Keeping Good Company

11:30am-1:30pm | Fairmont Royal York Hotel - 100 Front Street West, Toronto

The greater Toronto region continues to attract talent, capital and innovation from around the world. One of the many things that makes us a world-class region for business are the corporate citizens who love our communities and want to propel smart, strategic pathways for social change. In a time of growing complexity, pace and competition, how do we ensure we uphold this distinct advantage?

Building on last year’s successful event, join Daniele Zanotti, the CEO of United Way Greater Toronto for an engaging panel discussion on philanthropy, social responsibility, and workplaces that are leading the way in building a stronger community for us all.

- 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

- For information about accessibility, please email nigra@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to nigra@economicclub.ca by Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

*The views expressed on the Economic Club platform are not that of the Economic Club or its affiliates but of the speakers alone and the organizations they represent*

Jacqueline Ryan

Vice President, Sponsorship, Marketing and Philanthropy

Jacqueline Ryan

Jacquie joined Scotiabank in 2012, and is currently Vice President, Sponsorship Marketing and Philanthropy at Scotiabank. In addition to leading one of the largest sponsorship and philanthropic portfolios in the country, Jacquie has the pleasure of leading a very dynamic team, comprised of some of Canada’s top marketers and industry experts. Jacquie’s current portfolio includes leadership on Scotiabank’s hockey, arts, philanthropy, and community programs.

While at Scotiabank Jacquie has transformed the Sponsorship and Philanthropy strategy driving a greater focus on the customer, and the community. Known as Canada’s Hockey Bank, Scotiabank’s sponsorship portfolio has propelled to the #1 position among its competitors under Jacquie’s leadership. Jacquie also re- engineered Scotiabank’s Philanthropic strategy leading to a concerted focus on young people in the community, in addition to sitting a co- chair of Scotiabank’s United Way campaign.

Prior to Scotiabank, Jacquie served as Head, Olympic Marketing for RBC, with responsibility for developing and implementing RBC's 2010 Olympic and Paralympic program. In 12 years at RBC Jacquie held a number of progressive positions, including Director, Community Marketing and Sponsorship, and Director, RBC Foundation.

Jacquie began her career in the ski industry in Banff, Alberta, followed by sport marketing positions at MacLaren Momentum and Lang and Associates.

Jacquie is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, and holds a Masters Certificate in Marketing Communications Leadership from the Schulich School of Business, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Sport and Event Marketing from George Brown College.

Jacquie is a Board Member and Mentor with the Sponsorship Marketing Council of Canada, as well as past Chair of the 2014 Sponsorship Marketing Awards. Jacquie is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation and a proud parent volunteer with Courcelette Community School.

Jacquie placed #8 on Yahoo Sports Top 25 most influential people in Canadian sport for 2015, and she and her team have been recognized for numerous achievements including the Sponsorship Marketing Council of Canada “Best in Show” and “Gold” awards for both Hockey and Arts sponsorship programs.

In 2016 Jacquie was recognized as the George Brown 5 to Watch Alumni Achievement Award Winner.

Jacquie currently resides in Toronto with her husband and daughter. Jacquie spends a great deal of time outdoors with her family skiing, running, paddle boarding, and walking the dog.

Mandy Dennison

Director, Corporate Social Responsibility & Intact Foundation
Intact Financial Corporation

Mandy Dennison

Mandy Dennison leads the social impact strategy for Intact Financial Corporation, the largest provider of property and casualty insurance in Canada. Mandy and her team lead granting strategy and operations for the Intact Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Intact, focused on helping communities adapt to the increasing impacts of climate change and finding solutions to break the cycle of poverty for children nationally. They also lead environmental, social, governance performance strategy and disclosure for Intact Financial and its member companies.

Prior to joining Intact, Mandy led the development of corporate philanthropy, employee engagement and corporate social responsibility strategies at BlackBerry, a global leader in mobile communications. She started her career in the charitable industry, leading national fundraising programs at the Huntington Society of Canada.

Mandy holds a BA from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a graduate of the corporate citizenship management program at Boston College Carroll School of Management.

Mary Jackson

Chief Officer, Professional Resources
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Mary Jackson

Mary is responsible for the management, recruitment, professional development and training of legal professionals and staff. She is very involved in the Firm's pro bono, diversity and equity, and women's initiatives, and works on other major projects for the Firm.
Prior to joining Blakes in 1999, Mary practised civil litigation for six years at a large firm in Toronto. She was a law clerk to Madam Justice McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada from 1992 to 1993.

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