Upcoming Events

November 2018

Event Starts Thursday November 22, 2018

Energy Regulators Dialogue: Public Confidence and Transparency

Public Confidence and Transparency

About the Project: The Energy Regulator Dialogues, a pilot project, will initially run for three years beginning in Fall 2018. The project is the product of an earlier PPF initiative on energy regulation called Respect the Referees, which culminated in a May 2017 report. The objectives of the initiative are to connect representatives of Canadian regulators and...

  • When

    Thursday November 22, 2018
    8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.


Event Starts Friday November 23, 2018

Diversification not Dependence: A Made-in-Canada China Strategy hosted by the Canada School of Public Service

Join the co-chairs of the Public Policy Forum’s Consultative Forum on China for a briefing on our China strategy and recommendations to diversify Canadian trade relations, at this invitation-only event for senior business executives and senior government officials hosted by the Canada School of Public Service. On Oct. 11, the Public Policy Forum released Diversification...

  • When

    Friday November 23, 2018
    8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

  • Where Ottawa

Event Starts Wednesday November 28, 2018

Millennial Money: Financial Independence and Well-being for the Next Generation

Millennials are looking for innovative tools to help them navigate challenges like today’s quickly changing economic environment, student and credit-card debt, low-paying jobs, or zig-zagging from job to job in a way that makes it difficult to succeed in their long-term financial goals. Part one of our new report brings together key findings on the current state...

  • When

    Wednesday November 28, 2018
    8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • Where Ottawa

Event Starts Thursday November 29, 2018

Expanding the Circle: What Reconciliation and Inclusive Growth Can Mean for Inuit and Canada

This event is in partnership with the National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEDB), the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC), and is the final of three conferences focused on reconciliation and inclusive economic growth. This day-long conversation will bring together leading voices in the creation of Inuit...

  • When

    Thursday November 29, 2018
    7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Where Ottawa

December 2018

Event Starts Monday December 3, 2018

PPF Fall Dinner: The Real Deal on Canada-U.S. Relations

With David MacNaughton, Luiza Savage, Ali Velshi and Janice Gross Stein

On Dec. 3, join Ambassador David MacNaughton, Washington journalists Luiza Savage of Politico and Ali Velshi of MSNBC, and renowned academic Janice Gross Stein of the Munk School as they unpack the state of U.S. politics and its impacts on Canada. 

  • When

    Monday December 3, 2018
    5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Where Shaw Centre (Trillium Ballroom)
    55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa

Event Starts Friday December 7, 2018

Keeping Up with the Speed of Disruption III: Session 1 – The New Biology

A Public Policy Forum Learning Program

Session 1: The New Biology (December 7, 2018) This session will explore the technologies that are changing the way we interact with biological information and biological systems. The agenda will be posted shortly. The keynote will be delivered by PPF Fellow Rob Annan.

  • When

    Friday December 7, 2018
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Where To be confirmed

Sustainable Finance

About the project: The Government of Canada’s four-person Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance will travel to Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary by the end of 2018 for five half-day roundtables to discuss sustainable finance. PPF and the Ivey Foundation are organizing these roundtables in partnership with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Environment & Climate Change Canada, RBC Royal Bank,...

  • When
  • Where Vancouver & Calgary

Event Starts Tuesday December 11, 2018

Putting Reconciliation into Practice II: Session 1 – Understanding and applying the government’s agenda

A Public Policy Forum Learning Program

Session 1: Understanding and applying the government’s agenda The session includes Indigenous leaders, discussion, critical thinking and interactive learning. The learning program will focus on considering concrete policy solutions to some of the topical and important issues associated with the Indigenous agenda. Speakers for the first session will be confirmed shortly. Program will be moderated...

  • When

    Tuesday December 11, 2018
    8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

  • Where River View Salon A, Museum of History
    100 Laurier St., Gatineau

April 2019

Event Starts Thursday April 11, 2019

Testimonial Dinner and Awards 2019

Each year at the Public Policy Forum’s Testimonial Dinner in Toronto, more than 1,000 people 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. More than 110 outstanding Canadian men and women have been honoured since 1988....

  • When

    Thursday April 11, 2019
    5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

  • Where Metro Toronto Convention Centre - Toronto
    255 Front St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 3L9

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