Past Events

November 2019

Event Starts Wednesday November 27, 2019

New North Star II – Roundtable Toronto

This closed roundtable discussion is part of a series of consultations that will feed into PPF’s latest work on Canadian Economic Competitiveness. Building off our April 2019 report A New North Star, we are now looking to deepen the conversation and understand how the rise of an intangibles economy is affecting...

  • When

    Wednesday November 27, 2019
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Where Toronto

Event Starts Thursday November 21, 2019

Keeping New Brunswick Competitive: Roundtable Consultation with Employer Perspectives on Finding and Retaining Skilled Workers

Employers across Atlantic Canada are facing skills shortages and are turning to newcomers to fill job vacancies. Yet retention in the region remains a problem, and many people who relocate elsewhere in Canada report employment as a leading cause for their decision to move away. Decision makers are striving to...

  • When

    Thursday November 21, 2019
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Where Planet Hatch, Fredericton, NB
    50 Crowther Lane, Fredericton NB, E3C 0J1

Event Starts Tuesday November 19, 2019

PPF Fall Dinner 2019 | Stuck in the Corner: The U.S.-China strategic rivalry and how Canada plays it

Canada already knows what it’s like to be caught between the wills of these two Great Powers. How do we manage their fraught relations? How do we cause the minimum damage to our economy and sovereignty, while standing up for what we believe is right? These are questions we will address with Dr. Graham Allison, one-time Assistant Secretary of Defense and founding dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, at our annual Fall Dinner — Nov. 19 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.

  • When

    Tuesday November 19, 2019
    5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Where The Shaw Centre
    55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

Event Starts Tuesday November 19, 2019

PPF Academy Executive Leadership Workshop: Canada-China relations and policy implications for a new era

This special one-day workshop before the PPF Fall Dinner will equip leaders from all sectors to think through the important public policy challenges for their organization presented by the current state of relations between China and the United States, and the implications for Canada. Only a few spots left!

  • When

    Tuesday November 19, 2019
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Where Room 201 - Shaw Centre
    55 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa

Event Starts Wednesday November 13, 2019

2019 Peter Lougheed Awards Dinner

Congratulations to Elizabeth Cannon, Stockwell Day, Dawn Farrell and Dave Mowat. Join us to celebrate them in Calgary on Nov. 13. Tables and tickets are on sale now. Prior to the dinner, join us as we host a panel discussing the future of work in the transitioning energy economy: what do we need to do to support people in work as Canada’s energy needs and energy sector jobs change?

  • When

    Wednesday November 13, 2019
    3:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Where Telus Convention Centre
    120-Ninth Avenue SE

October 2019

Event Starts Tuesday October 29, 2019

Putting Reconciliation into Practice III: Session 1 – Understanding

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 October 29, 2019
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

Event Starts Wednesday October 23, 2019
Event Ends Saturday October 26, 2019

Action Canada 2019/2020 – Halifax Study Tour

Following tradition, Action Canada is heading to The Maritimes on its third study tour of 2019/20.

  • When

    Wednesday October 23, 2019 - Saturday October 26, 2019
    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Where Halifax and Brigdewater, Nova Scotia

September 2019

Event Starts Friday September 27, 2019

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

A Public Policy Forum Learning Program

We’ll be talking about CRISPR, synthetic biology, engineering: how new technologies are changing the way we interact with biological information and biological systems. PPF Fellow Rob Annan will be our keynote speaker and Dan Munro will facilitate the exciting day on Friday, Sept. 27 that runs from 9 a.m. until...

  • When

    Friday September 27, 2019
    9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • Where Bayview Yards Innovation Centre
    7 Bayview Station Rd., Ottawa

Event Starts Wednesday September 25, 2019

Workshop on the impact of AI on the workforce, culture and social cohesion

The Public Policy Forum (PPF) is collaborating with the Banff Forum for a series of workshops with Banff Forum members across the country.  These discussions are part of the regional consultations that PPF is undertaking as part of its Brave New Work project.   This session in Montreal is our...

  • When

    Wednesday September 25, 2019
    5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • Where Montreal

Event Starts Wednesday September 18, 2019
Event Ends Friday September 20, 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 September 18, 2019 - Friday September 20, 2019
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

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