Past Events

September 2018

Event Starts Wednesday September 19, 2018

Western Dinner & Peter Lougheed Awards

PPF is proud to announce the honourees who will be recognized on Sept. 19 in Vancouver: Andrew Petter, Sue Paish, Murad Al-Katib and Sophie Pierre.

  • When

    Wednesday September 19, 2018
    5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Where Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown
    1128 West Hastings St, Pinnacle Ballroom

Event Starts Sunday September 9, 2018
Event Ends Saturday September 15, 2018

Action Canada Saskatoon Study Tour

Action Canada's 16 Fellows are headed to Paris of the Prairies, Saskatoon! There, they'll explore Canada's agricultural innovation hub, hear from experts, visit farms, appreciate local food and take the pulse of reconciliation initiatives. It's the second study tour of the 10-month program and will help inform the three research projects that are taking shape.

  • When

    Sunday September 9, 2018 - Saturday September 15, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 10:00 a.m.

  • Where Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

August 2018

Event Starts Wednesday August 22, 2018

An Affordable Place to Call Home: A Review of Global Housing Affordability Policies with Liz Forsyth

  Housing affordability is a policy issue that has broad implications to the social well-being of populations in cities around the world, not just here in Canada. Liz Forsyth, KPMG’s Global Lead for Government and Lead for Human and Social Services, has a deep understanding of the affordability issue and how governments have responded globally. We...

  • When

    Wednesday August 22, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • Where KPMG’s Conference Rooms, 18th Floor
    150 Elgin Street, Ottawa

June 2018

Event Starts Thursday June 28, 2018

Putting Reconciliation into Practice: Session 4

The Public Policy Forum is offering a professional development opportunity exclusively for public service executives to explore in-depth how reconciliation with Indigenous peoples can be put into practice.

  • When

    Thursday June 28, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Where The Wabano Centre

Event Starts Thursday June 14, 2018

Social Entrepreneurship Breakfast: Leveraging social innovation to drive Canada’s economy

A PPF Speaker's Series Event

Please join us for our Public Policy Speakers’ Series, featuring Ilse Treurnicht, Vinod Rajasekaran and Imagine Canada’s Chief Economist, Brian Emmett. While Canada has recently outperformed its G7 counterparts economically, innovation, productivity and competitiveness remain challenges, as does inclusive and sustainable growth. Meeting tomorrow’s innovation demands, now require us to rethink social policy and how...

  • When

    Thursday June 14, 2018
    8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

  • Where Public Policy Forum
    1400-130 Albert St. Ottawa, Ontario

Event Starts Wednesday June 6, 2018

Defending Canadian Democracy from Cyber Attacks

As Canada prepares for the 2019 federal election, government institutions, political parties, individual politicians and media are all on the radar of adversaries, ranging in sophistication, from hacktivists to foreign governments. Understanding the potential for attack and what organizations and individuals can do to thwart these threats is key to ensuring the legitimacy of Canadian elections.

  • When

    Wednesday June 6, 2018
    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Where Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
    Suite 2600, 160 Elgin Street, Ottawa ON, K1P 1C3

Event Starts Friday June 1, 2018

Keeping Up With the Speed of Disruption: Session 4

A Public Policy Forum Seminar Series

The Public Policy Forum is offering a professional development opportunity for public service executives to better understand disruptive technologies and the way they are challenging policy and governance approaches. Government reactions often lag long behind technological changes; how can governments not only catch up, but reorient their organizations to reliably keep up in the future?...

  • When

    Friday June 1, 2018
    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Where Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards
    7 Bayview Road, Ottawa, ON, K1Y2C5

May 2018

Event Starts Thursday May 31, 2018

Putting Reconciliation into Practice: Session 3

The Public Policy Forum is offering a professional development opportunity exclusively for public service executives to explore in-depth how reconciliation with Indigenous peoples can be put into practice.

  • When

    Thursday May 31, 2018
    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Where The Wabano Centre

Event Starts Wednesday May 23, 2018

2018 Governor General Innovation Awards – Discussion Panel and Reception

Meet the Faces of Canadian Innovation

Watch the video of the newly minted 2018 Governor General Innovation Award laureates having a candid discussion about their challenges, their triumphs, and what Canada needs to do to grow as an innovation nation.

  • When

    Wednesday May 23, 2018
    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Where Global Centre for Pluralism
    330 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 0C7

Event Starts Monday May 14, 2018

Breaking the News: How Bots, Trolls and Other Media Manipulators Threaten Our Politics

An Evening Panel Discussion

Activists, politicians and partisans compete intensely for attention and influence online. Today, malevolent actors seem to have the upper hand. They push disinformation and hate using fake accounts, bots and algorithms designed to keep us scrolling through the latest outrage. News organizations and social media platforms struggle to deal with these media manipulators, particularly after major tragedies or during heated political campaigns like the current one in Ontario.

  • When

    Monday May 14, 2018
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • Where University of Ottawa Desmarais Building Room 1160
    55 Laurier Ave. DMS Building, Room 1160

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