Past Events

October 2018

Event Starts Tuesday October 30, 2018

Raising the Bar: Indigenous Women’s Impact on the Law-scape

Indigenous Womens' Impact on the Law-scape

Special guest announcement - The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. On Oct. 30, join us, the Minister and our panel for a discussion on Indigenous women in the law facilitated by the Public Policy Forum's Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow Karen Restoule. The panel discussion will be followed by a reception.

  • When

    Tuesday October 30, 2018
    4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Event Starts Monday October 15, 2018
Event Starts Tuesday October 16, 2018

The Values Proposition: Strengthening Sport in Canada

On Oct. 15-16, we're bringing all the stories were heard from our coast-to-coast roundtables plus Canada's decision-makers and the biggest names in sports to strengthen values-based sport for the next generation. This will be the catalyst for defining the future of values-based sport in Canada.

  • When

    Monday October 15, 2018
    12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday October 16, 2018
    8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Where The Trillium Ballroom at The Shaw Centre
    55 Colonel By Dr. Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

Event Starts Monday October 1, 2018

Governance in the Digital Age

Report Launch Event

On Oct. 1 PPF held a breakfast and a panel discussion with Kent Aitken, Bianca Wylie and Amanda Clarke to launch Kent’s study of Governance in the Digital Age. The report explores the challenges, opportunities, and cultures of the digital era, and distinguishes between what's simply "changing the channel" to digital and what's fundamentally different for governments and stakeholders.

  • When

    Monday October 1, 2018
    8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

  • Where Gowling WLG
    160 Elgin St #2600, Ottawa, ON

September 2018

Event Starts Wednesday September 19, 2018

Western Dinner & Peter Lougheed Awards

The honourees who were 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 explored Canada's agricultural innovation hub, heard from experts, visited farms, appreciate local food and took 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

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