Upcoming Events

March 2019

Event Starts Monday March 4, 2019
Event Ends Thursday March 7, 2019

Action Canada Ottawa Study Tour

Action Canada’s 16 Fellows will gather in Ottawa where our first study tour took place. It’s the fifth and final 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

    Monday March 4, 2019 - Thursday March 7, 2019
    7:45 a.m. - 9:15 p.m.

  • Where Ottawa, Ontario

Event Starts Monday March 4, 2019

Digital Democracy 101: Understanding the Attention Economy’s Effect on Canada’s Democracy

Vancouver

Discover the unseen forces on digital platforms that can affect what information you see – and what you don’t - in this free lecture by Carl Miller, Research Director at Demos. He'll explain how the ‘attention economy’ can harm democracy March 4, 6 p.m. at the SFU Vancouver Harbour Centre.

  • When

    Monday March 4, 2019
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • Where SFU Vancouver Harbour Centre
    515 W. Hastings St. Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

Event Starts Wednesday March 6, 2019

Digital Democracy 101: Understanding Synthetic Media’s Effect on Canada’s Democracy

Halifax

Discover how you cannot always believe what you see on digital platforms - thanks to new technology that can create fake photos and videos that look very, very real - in this free lecture by Carl Miller, Research Director at Demos. He'll explain how synthetic media can harm democracy March 6 at 10:00 a.m. at Dalhousie University, MacDonald Building, University Hall.

  • When

    Wednesday March 6, 2019
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Where Dalhousie University, MacDonald Building, University Hall
    6300 Coburg Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Event Starts Thursday March 14, 2019

Digital Democracy 101: Understanding Algorithms & AI’s Effect on Canada’s Democracy

(Montréal)

Discover how social media algorithms can prevent you from hearing the whole story. In this free lecture, Philippe Beaudoin, Co-Founder and Vice-President of Research & Development and Marc-Étienne Ouimette, Head of Public Policy & Government Relations at Element AI explain how algorithms can choose the content you see online and create ‘filter bubbles’. Join us March 14, at 5:30 p.m. at Concordia University.

  • When

    Thursday March 14, 2019
    5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Where Concordia University, Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (EV 2.260)
    1515 St. Catherine W. Montreal, QC H3G 2W1

Event Starts Tuesday March 26, 2019

Putting Reconciliation into Practice II: Session 4 – Building a nation-to-nation, government-to-government and Inuit-Crown relationship

A Public Policy Forum Learning Program

The topic will cover Youth and next steps. Agenda to come.

  • When

    Tuesday March 26, 2019
    8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Where PPF Boardroom
    1400-130 Albert St. Ottawa

April 2019

Event Starts Thursday April 11, 2019

Testimonial Dinner and Awards 2019

Join us and host Lisa LaFlamme to honour Rona Ambrose, George Cope, Farah Mohamed, Alan Bernstein and Pierre-Marc Johnson on April 11.

  • 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

Event Starts Thursday April 11, 2019

Canada Growth Summit 2019

Be a part of the conversation that delivers long term growth in Canada

Be a part of the conversation that delivers long term growth in Canada. PPF's Canada Growth Summit has fast become a Canadian institution, a can’t-miss event on Canada’s economic policy calendar. Now in its fourth edition, it brings together 400+ of the top minds in policy, business, investment and government. The 2019 edition will again focus on some of the big challenges and opportunities to grow the Canadian economy, such as: strategies for big data, the future of work, and diversifying our global trade ties.

  • When

    Thursday April 11, 2019
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Where Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6

Event Starts Wednesday April 24, 2019
Event Ends Friday April 26, 2019

Public Policy Leadership Program: First Ottawa in-class session

This is the first three-day in-class session of the new Public Policy Leadership Program (PPLP) offered jointly by the Public Policy Forum and the Telfer School of Management.

  • When

    Wednesday April 24, 2019 - Friday April 26, 2019
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Where Telfer School of Management Centre for Executive Leadership
    99 Bank Street, Suite 200, Ottawa

May 2019

Event Starts Wednesday May 15, 2019

Atlantic Dinner and Frank McKenna Award

PPF’s annual recognition of Atlantic Canadian leaders honours the exceptional impact of Frank McKenna. As Deputy Chair of TD Bank Group and former Premier of New Brunswick, Mr. McKenna truly embodies the values of this award, which honours those who’ve made substantial contributions to public policy in their province, region and country. Honourees...

  • When

    Wednesday May 15, 2019
    5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Where Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
    1055 Marginal Road, Halifax NS B3H 4P7

Event Starts Wednesday May 22, 2019
Event Ends Thursday May 23, 2019

Public Policy Leadership Program: Field visit

This is the two-day field visit as part of the new Public Policy Leadership Program (PPLP) offered jointly by the Public Policy Forum and the Telfer School of Management.

  • When

    Wednesday May 22, 2019 - Thursday May 23, 2019
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Where To be announced

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