May 2018

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau to address the Economic Club of Canada

11:30am-1:30pm | Eaton Chelsea Hotel - 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto

Join the EC on May 9th with Toronto's top business trailblazers, decision makers and youth leaders for an in-depth discussion about the importance of equality, how we can create equal opportunity for all and why it is imperative that we do.

As part of the EC's partnership with Plan International Canada, all tables purchased will be broken into two tables - five of your guests will be seated at one table, five of your guests will be seated at another table. The remaining five seats at each table will be filled by young people through Plan International Canada and the Jr. Economic Club of Canada.

If you are purchasing a single ticket, you will be seated with 4 executives and 5 young people. Therefore, the ratio of youth to regular ticket holder will be 1:1.

This structure fulfills The Economic Club of Canada’s mandate to encourage thoughtful discussion within Canada’s business community and provides meaningful learning opportunities for youth through the Jr. Economic Club of Canada’s mandate.

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 Friday, May 4, 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*

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau to address the Economic Club of Canada

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is an engaged advocate for gender equality and a mother of three young children. Over the past 15 years, she has been involved with a variety of causes as a speaker and mentor, including teenage self-esteem, women and girls’ rights and freedoms, eating disorders and mental health.

As part of her advocacy, she works as an official spokesperson for Plan Canada’s “Because I am a Girl” initiative and the FitSpirit Foundation. Recipient of the 2013 UN Women National Committee Canada Recognition Award for her contribution to human rights, she was recently named as an influencer for the Deliver for Good campaign of Women Deliver.

As a mother, Sophie’s outdoorsy and energetic personality translates into lots of active family time in nature practicing a multitude of sports. She was honoured as the 100th member of Nature Canada’s Women for Nature initiative for her support for nature and the outdoors and continues to be committed to sharing her passion for nature with Canadians as Honourary Guide for Families for Parks Canada.

Fully bilingual, Sophie studied Commerce at McGill University, and finished her B.A. in Communications at the Université de Montréal. She completed another degree at the École de radio et de télévision Promédia in Montreal. After her studies, she worked in sales and advertising before becoming a television and radio reporter.

Her intrinsic curiosity and her willingness to explore spirituality motivated Sophie to study hatha yoga and attain her certification. She has also completed her kundalini yoga teacher certification and offers classes on a volunteer basis at a public school close to her home.

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