October 2018

Reconciliation on Bay Street

11:30am-1:45pm | King Edward Hotel - 37 King Street East, Toronto

Join the EC and Productions Cazabon for the exclusive premiere of Canada's first economic reconciliation film. We invite you to join us for the film screening and a dialogue with Indigenous and Canadian business leaders to discuss Call to Action #92 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  

The goal of this special engagement is for guests to leave with tangible ways to move Truth & Reconciliation forward on Bay Street.

Truth & Reconciliation can’t be the sole responsibility of the Canadian Government, Indigenous leaders and NGO’s, it’s a job for all Canadians and corporate Canada must play a role. Achieving economic equality is a key part of healing our country. Equitable access to jobs, training and opportunities in the private sector is a necessary component of a sustainable way forward – as is ensuring Indigenous communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects. Join The Economic Club of Canada for a candid talk about why the private sector should invest in Truth and Reconciliation, what that could look like, and what the entire country could gain if they did.

A portion of the profits from this event will go towards the support of the First Nations University of Canada Scholarship Program.

- 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 lapointe@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to lapointe@economicclub.ca by Wednesday, October 10, 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*

Thank you to our Event Partners:

Reconciliation on Bay Street

Carol Anne Hilton

CEO and Founder
The Indigenomics Institute

Carol Anne Hilton

Carol Anne Hilton, MBA is the CEO and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute. Carol Anne is a recognized First Nation’s business leader and adviser with an international Masters Degree in Business Management (MBA) from the University of Hertfordshire, England. Carol Anne is of Nuu chah nulth descent from the Hesquiaht Nation on Vancouver Island.

Carol Anne currently serves on the BC Emerging Economy Task Force as an adviser to the Minister of Jobs, Trades and Technology as well as on the BC Indigenous Investment Council for the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. Carol Anne was appointed as a senior advisor to the federal Finance Minister on the Canadian Federal Economic Growth Council.

Carol Anne has led the establishment of a line of thought called #indigenomics- the building and strengthening of Indigenous economies. Carol Anne is currently authoring ‘Indigenomics- a Global Power Shift’

Carol Anne’s work has been recognized with an Outstanding Business Achievement Award from the BC Achievement Foundation, a Creating Wealth Award from the National Indigenous Council of Elders and Business of the Year Award from the Nuu chah nulth Economic Development Corporation and most recently the Excellence in Aboriginal Relations Award from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.

Carol Anne currently serves as Director on the McGill University Institute of the Study of Canada, the National Canadian Community Economic Development Network as well as a juror on the national Smart Cities Challenge. Carol Anne is an instructor at Simon Fraser University’s Community Economic Development Program and a faculty lead at the Banff Center’s Indigenous Business Program where she was also a Fleck Fellow.

David Sharpe

Bridging Finance Inc.

David Sharpe

David is the Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the strategic direction of the firm and ensuring sustainable growth is achieved. David has 25 years of financial services industry experience, in roles such as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer for leading financial organizations, and previously was the head of investigations for the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada.

David is Chair Emeritus of First Nations University of Canada. David was a member of the Board of Governors for close to 7 years and ?served as Board Chair. He is a Board member of the Economic Development Corporation for Eabametoong (Fort Hope) First Nation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Queen’s University and is Vice-Chair of the Dean’s Council at Queen’s University, Faculty of Law.

David is a Mohawk and member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (Tyendinaga). David is a lawyer and has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1997. He has an LLB from Queen’s University, an LLM in Securities Law from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. David has also received the Professional Director Certification from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan/University of Regina. In 2015, David was named to the Diversity 50 in Canada.

Duke Peltier

Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory

Duke Peltier

Ogimaa Peltier’s commitment to serve his people has been demonstrated throughout his career, from his early work as a Marketing Executive, Recreation Director, Negotiator, Wiikwemkoong Council member, to his current role as the Ogimaa / Chief of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory serving in his fourth consecutive term.

Ogimaa Peltier serves on several boards, including the Anishinabek Nation Leadership Council, Assembly of First Nations Chiefs Committee on Languages, Chiefs of Ontario Wealth Creation Committee, Robinson Huron Treaty Trust, University of Sudbury Board of Regents, Right To Play Advisory Board, Northern Policy Institute Advisory Board, Indian Resource Council Board, and the Indian Oil and Gas Co-Management Board.

As a culturally grounded and educated leader, he is particularly interested in the promotion of excellence in his community. Under Ogimaa Peltier’s leadership, Wiikwemkoong has moved forward in taking control over its destiny by enacting, a Children’s Bill of Rights and the Wiikwemkoong Constitution – Wiikwemkoong Gchi-Naaknegewin.

Ogimaa Duke Peltier and his wife, Nicole, along with their three children reside on the shores of Unceded Anishinaabe lands.

Jean Paul Gladu

President and CEO
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Jean Paul Gladu

Jean Paul (JP) Gladu is currently the President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) based in Toronto. Anishinaabe from Thunder Bay JP is a member of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek located on the eastern shores of Lake Nipigon, Ontario. JP completed a forestry technician diploma in 1993, obtained an undergraduate degree in forestry from Northern Arizona University in 2000, holds an Executive MBA from Queens University and the ICD.D from Rotman School of Management University of Toronto. JP has over two decades of experience in the natural resource sector. His career path includes work with Aboriginal communities and organizations, environmental non-government organizations, industry and governments from across Canada. In JP’s current capacity at CCAB, he speaks extensively not only across Canada but internationally as he shares the challenges and successes of Aboriginal business in Canada today.

Currently, JP serves on the Board of Ontario Power Generation and Noront Resources as well as the Canadian Electricity Association Public Advisory Panel. He has most recently been appointed as the Chancellor of St. Paul’s University College Waterloo. His previous appointments include Colleges and Institutes Canada (previously ACCC), the Northern Policy Institute, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, advisory member to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers – Renewable Clean Energy Advisory Committee and a member to the Provincial Forest Policy Committee. In 2014, he was identified as a Diversity 50 Board Ready Candidate from the Canadian Board Diversity Council and a recipient of the Community Service Award – Transformation Awards from Diversity Magazine.

Max Fineday

Executive Director
Canadian Roots Exchange

Max Fineday

Max FineDay is a nêhiyaw activist from the Sweetgrass First Nation in Saskatchewan, Treaty 6 Territory. He is currently serving as Executive Director of Canadian Roots Exchange, a recognized leader in delivering reconciliation programming to Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth across Canada.

In his spare time Max serves as an Advisor to the President of the Economic Club of Canada, the Laidlaw Foundation, and was appointed by the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations to help establish the National Council for Reconciliation. He is based in Toronto and can be found on twitter, @MaxFineDay

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