April 2018

The Hon. Jane Philpott to Address the Economic Club of Canada

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

More, Together: The Economics of Reconciliation

Graduation rates for Indigenous students are half that of their non-Indigenous counterparts. The infrastructure gap on reserve in Canada may exceed $30 billion. Closing the gaps between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous Canadians for employment and economic outcomes could increase Canada’s GDP by an estimated $28 billion annually – a 1.5% boost to the economy.

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Canada’s first Minister of Indigenous Services, joins us on April 13th to lay out how she is working in partnership with Indigenous communities to tackle these challenges. She will discuss the role of innovation and partnerships in addressing these issues, and how we can leverage the ingenuity of the private and not-for-profit sectors to support communities to create meaningful change.

- 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 Friday, April 6th, 2018.

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Thank you to our Title Sponsor:

The Hon. Jane Philpott to Address the Economic Club of Canada

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.

The Hon. Jane Philpott

Minister of Indigenous Services
Government of Canada

The Hon. Jane Philpott

Jane Philpott was first elected as Member of Parliament for Markham-Stouffville in October 2015. She served as Minister of Health between 2015 and 2017, and was appointed Minister of Indigenous Services in August 2017.

Jane became a doctor more than 30 years ago to improve people’s lives. She entered politics to build a healthier society. For her, a seat in the House of Commons is not the target, but a tool – a tool she could use to improve her community and her country.

Jane spent the first decade of her career as a doctor in Niger, West Africa. In 1998, she and her family moved to Stouffville, Ontario, where she served for 17 years as a family physician. She was Chief of Family Medicine at Markham Stouffville Hospital and Associate Professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. Jane led the opening of the Health for All Family Health Team and the Markham Family Medicine Teaching Unit. In 2012, she completed a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Toronto.

Jane’s work to promote global health includes founding Give a Day to World AIDS in 2004 to raise money for people affected by HIV. She also helped launch Ethiopia’s first training program in Family Medicine through the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration.

Jane’s greatest happiness and motivation comes from working in genuine partnership with others to address social inequities so that every Canadian has a fair opportunity to enjoy a life of dignity, wellness and peace.

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