Past Events

December 2018

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.

  • When

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

  • Where Global Centre for Pluralism
    330 Sussex 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 Three Sisters Hall - Canada's Agriculture Museum
    901 Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa

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

Ambassador David MacNaughton, Brian Tobin, Washington journalists Luiza Savage of Politico and Ali Velshi of MSNBC, and Janice Gross Stein of the Munk School 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

November 2018

Event Starts Friday November 30, 2018

Opioid addiction treatment in 2019

Pathways to recovery: how can Canadians overcome opioid addiction?

The opioid epidemic is one of Canada’s most pressing and tragic public health problems. Morbidity and mortality statistics are underwritten by thousands of lives lost, families disrupted, and downstream impacts on the Canadian economy. Since the onset of the opioid crisis, policy makers, healthcare providers and other stakeholders have collaborated on a number of important initiatives – from prevention to enforcement. But despite these efforts, important challenges remain in breaking down stigma and ensuring equitable, effective access to treatment, all while vulnerable populations – including rural and remote communities – continue to experience outsized harms.

  • When

    Friday November 30, 2018
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Where
    Ottawa

Event Starts Thursday November 29, 2018

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

This conference brought together key leaders from across Inuit Nunangat to develop a united call to action on steps to achieve Inuit economic reconciliation

  • When

    Thursday November 29, 2018
    6:50 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Where Ottawa

Event Starts Wednesday November 28, 2018

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

Get highlights of key findings and recommendations from the report, and hear from experts in financial literacy as we bring together a diverse group of leaders from government, communities, education and research, the civic sector, banking and financial organizations.

  • When

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

  • Where Ottawa

Event Starts Tuesday November 27, 2018

Keeping Up With the Speed of Disruption Series: Blockchain in the Public Sector

How to create automated, cybersecure, traceable, verifiable and readily available records

Susan Ramonat, a pioneer in the use of blockchain within the public sector joined us to share her experience with Edinburgh Napier University and NHS National Services Scotland piloting the use of blockchain to track safety, security and compliance of medical devices will be highlighted. Susan discussed the power of blockchain to create automated records...

  • When

    Tuesday November 27, 2018
    8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

  • Where Public Policy Forum Boardroom
    130 Albert Street, Suite 1400, Ottawa

Event Starts Thursday November 22, 2018

Energy Regulators Dialogue: Public Confidence and Transparency

Public Confidence and Transparency

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 to create a space in which regulators can share best practices and learn from one another. To this end, PPF, in partnership with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Ernst & Young and the National Energy Board will host two ‘dialogues’ – in fall and spring – annually for three years. Each one-day session will bring together about 20 to 30 Canadian regulators, take place in a different Canadian city, and feature a different topic.

  • When

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


Event Starts Wednesday October 31, 2018
Event Ends Sunday November 4, 2018

Action Canada Montreal Study Tour

Action Canada’s 16 Fellows will gather again in cosmopolitan Montreal where they’ll attend Resetting the Table, Food Secure Canada's 10th Assembly. It’s the third study tour of the 10-month program and will provide opportunities to meet many of the experts that will inform the three research projects that are taking shape.

  • When

    Wednesday October 31, 2018 - Sunday November 4, 2018
    8:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Where Montreal, Quebec

October 2018

Event Starts Tuesday October 30, 2018

Marcel Côté Award

This award is presented to Quebecers who demonstrate extraordinary leadership qualities and help improve public policy and public discourse at the municipal, provincial, national and/or international levels.

  • When

    Tuesday October 30, 2018
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Where Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
    185, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest (corner Jeanne-Mance), Montréal (Québec) H2X 3X5

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