Event

21

June 2019

The Future of Work in Canada

11:30am-1:30pm | One King West Hotel - 1 King St. W. , Toronto

Join the Economic Club of Canada as we gather industry leaders to share their views on the future of work in Canada. From new skills and labour markets, to the development of artificial intelligence, Canada is in a prime position to assume a leadership role on the global stage. How do we develop talent and prepare our youth as the world continues to change at a rapid pace? What are the core skills that Canadians need to succeed in the workplace? How can your business prepare for shifts that will impact Canada? Our panelists will share their stories and insights regarding the future of work in Canada along with thoughts on how we can intercept and embrace these changes to help make Canada the best it can be.

- 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

Important:
- For information about accessibility, please email julia@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to julia@economicclub.ca
- Refunds/credits: We require three business days notice in advance of the event date for ticket cancellations

*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*

The Future of Work in Canada

Chris Dulny

Chief Innovation Officer
PwC Canada

Chris Dulny

Chris Dulny is the Chief Innovation Officer and a member of the firm’s Canadian Leadership Team.
In addition to leading PwC's innovation mandate, he helps some of the country's leading companies to adapt, digitize and reinvent themselves to remain competitive.
For more than 20 years, Chris has worked with Canadian and multinational companies of all sizes across the technology, software, and media and entertainment sectors. He combines his significant boardroom experience with a passion for helping Canadian companies innovate and fuel the economy.
Prior to his current role, Chris was the firm’s National Technology Sector Leader where he focused on technology sector clients including startups and emerging tech.
A regular on the speaking circuit, Chris has presented at a number of professional and industry events including Elevate, the BC Tech Summit, and CPA Canada. He actively supports the #movethedial initiative which seeks to generate awareness of the gender disparity in Canada’s tech industry.
Chris holds CA and CPA designations. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario in London and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.

Darius Sookram

President
Economic Club of Canada

Darius Sookram

Darius Sookram is President of the Economic Club of Canada. He is an award-winning and goal-oriented leader who cares deeply about social justice and Canadian innovation while always seeking to inspire youth along the way. Most notably, Darius received an Honorary Certificate in Governance Essentials from Ryerson University and recognition from the City of Markham for his civic engagement. As President of The EC he works with his team to give a platform to business leaders, government officials, critical thinkers, and marginalized groups. He is driven by a quest for inclusion and is fueled by a love for people.

Darius previously held significant roles in federal, provincial and municipal governments. Those opportunities enabled him to express his passion for people as he placed an emphasis on outcomes that benefit communities. Most notably, he served the City of Markham as Chair of the Race Relations Committee where diversity and inclusion are placed at the forefront of community engagement.

Darius held several post-secondary leadership roles overseeing strategic planning, facility management and stakeholder engagement. As alumnus and former Board of Governors member of Ryerson University, Darius also served as the special assistant for government relations and community engagement reporting to the VP for government relations. In this role he focused on building relationships and partnerships to support city building.

He is a proud graduate of the political science program and the masters in public policy and administration program at Ryerson University. In his personal time Darius enjoys traveling, witty humour, basketball, and the roulette of Economic Club of Canada meals!

Jennifer Reynolds

President & CEO
Toronto Finance International

Jennifer Reynolds

Jennifer Reynolds is the President & CEO of Toronto Finance International (TFI), a public-private partnership whose mission is to promote and develop Toronto’s financial services sector, and to establish its prominence as a leading global financial centre.
Jennifer’s 20-year career in the financial services industry has included senior roles in investment banking, venture capital, and global risk management. Prior to joining TFI, Jennifer was the President & CEO of Women in Capital Markets (WCM), Canada’s largest industry association and advocacy group for women in the financial sector.
Jennifer is a Director on the Board of Citibank Canada, Director on the Board of the Canada Development Investment Corporation ("CDEV"), Director on the Board of Women’s College Hospital Foundation, and Director on the Board of Tourism Toronto. In 2015 and 2017, she was named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.

Jennifer is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Women's Leadership program, and she received her MBA from McGill University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Economics and Political Science from McGill University. Jennifer also holds the Institute of Corporate Directors Designation, ICD.D.

Jonathan Lister

VP, Global Sales Solutions and Canada Country Manager
LinkedIn

Jonathan Lister

Jonathan serves as LinkedIn’s Country Manager for Canada where he is responsible for increasing brand awareness and adoption. In this role, Jonathan focuses on driving revenue, user engagement, strategic partnerships, marketing and general operations.

Jonathan Lister is also the Vice President, Americas, Sales Solutions at LinkedIn. His team works with the world's most widely recognized brands to help them leverage their vast employee and client networks to build social selling expertise and dramatically improve how they sell.

Laura Irwin

Vice President, Human Resources, Canada
Mastercard

Laura Irwin

Laura Irwin is the VP of Human Resources for Mastercard in Canada, based out of Toronto. As a member of the Canadian leadership team, she provides strategic guidance for the Canadian operations, with a focus on driving culture, performance and career development, and diversity and inclusion. Prior to joining Mastercard, Laura held numerous HR leadership roles, predominantly in the technology sector, including SAP, ATI/AMD, and CHC Helicopters, where she worked and lived abroad.

Laura holds a degree from the University of Ottawa, with a post graduate degree in Human Resources Management. In her spare time, she’s an aviation enthusiast and recreational pilot.

Norie C. Campbell

Group Head, Customer and Colleague Experience
TD Bank Group

Norie C. Campbell

As a member of the senior executive team, Norie is Group Head, Customer and Colleague Experience, TD Bank Group and leads the teams responsible for Human Resources, Marketing, Corporate & Public Affairs, Financial Crimes and Fraud Management, and Enterprise Projects.
Norie joined the bank in 2000, and has held a number of high profile positions, most recently, leading a team of Legal, Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Financial Crimes and Fraud Management and Enterprise Project professionals. She became General Counsel in 2011 and was named to the bank's Senior Executive Team in 2013.
Norie has been awarded Canada's "Top 40, Under 40" distinction, has been recognized as one of Canada's Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network, and was honoured by the Directors Roundtable with a World Recognition of Distinguished General Counsel award.
Norie is an active supporter of all of TD's diversity initiatives and chairs TD's Women in Leadership Committee, focused on increasing leadership representation of women from all backgrounds, driving success at all stages, and championing forward-thinking programs for all TD employees.
Norie has served as co-chair of TD Bank Group's annual United Way Campaign, and outside of TD is part of the Law Cabinet for United Way. She serves on a number of advisory boards, including Stepping Up: Preparing to be a GC.
Prior to joining TD, Norie practiced business law at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. She obtained her LL.B and her LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Norie lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two sons.

Our Sponsors