30th Annual Testimonial Dinner & Awards

When: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 17:00 - 21:15

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Join us as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary and Canada's 150th

The Public Policy Forum is honouring Canadians who connect us to the world and the world to us. To mark the country's 150th, we are recognizing newcomers to Canada active in using public policy to improve the country and Canadians who have gone abroad to improve the world.

Help us congratulate the first recipient of our new Emerging Indigenous Leader Award!

We will also host a full lineup of events during the day on April 20, from special breakfasts to an encore Growth Summit. Watch for details in the coming weeks.

Each year at the Public Policy Forum's Testimonial Dinner in Toronto, more than a thousand leaders from all sectors of Canadian society gather to pay tribute to distinguished leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the quality of public policy and good governance.

We are delighted to have Prime Minister Justin Trudeau host this unique gathering of Canadian policy leaders.

Prime Minister
Justin Trudeau




Louise Arbour
Former Supreme Court Justice
and former High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations

Yaprak Baltacıoğlu
Secretary, Treasury
Board of Canada


Dominic Barton
Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company


Johann Koss
Right To Play International
Margaret MacMillan
Warden of St Antony's College, Oxford

Naheed Nenshi
City of Calgary



Alika Lafontaine
Collaborative Team Lead, Indigenous Health Alliance



“Samara Canada presents Wonk Prom, the official after-party of the Public Policy Forum Testimonial Dinner. Wonk Prom begins when the Testimonial Dinner ends—extending the biggest night in Canadian politics and welcoming PPF guests and others for a night of collegiality and fun. Last year, Wonk Prom hosted policy leaders, journalists and senior politicians, as well as young policy-players for a night celebrating public leadership and emerging policy talent!” Click here to save the date.

The Intercontinental Hotel is offering a discounted rate of $219.00 + tax for attendees for the night of April 20th . Please use this link if you would like to reserve a room.

Cost for the Testimonial Dinner

Members $5,800+HST
Non Member $6,800+HSt

Members $580+HST
Non Members $680+HST

Special Pricing: non-Profits, Colleges and Universities (PPF members Only)
Tables of TEN  $3,800+HST
Tickets $380+HST

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be done in writing. The deadline to receive a refund is seven (7) business days prior to any PPF event. Cancellations received after the deadline are not eligible for a refund. All refunds are subject to a 10% administration fee. Registered delegate substitutions are allowed if you are unable to attend the event. Please contact us at registration@ppforum.ca before the event date if you have any questions.

Thank you to our partners:




For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Kelly Cyr
Director of Operations
613-238-7858 x248