Past Events

April 2019

Event Starts Thursday April 11, 2019

Indigenous Innovators Breakfast

PPF highlighted Indigenous innovation at a breakfast event on the morning of Thursday April 11, 2019 prior to the Canada Growth Summit.

  • When

    Thursday April 11, 2019
    7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

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

Event Starts Thursday April 11, 2019

Wonk Prom

Are you a wonk? Do you have a passion for public policy, politics and change-making? The Ryerson Leadership Lab invites you to attend Wonk Prom 2019 and join friends from across the country for a night of networking, music and celebration. Wonk Prom begins when the Public Policy Forum (PPF) Annual Testimonial Dinner ends - extending the biggest party in Canadian public policy and politics. Not attending the Testimonial Dinner? Not a problem! Wonk Prom is open to any and all political and policy wonks and change-makers. Any additional proceeds from this event will support student study trips through the Ryerson Leadership Lab.

  • When

    Thursday April 11, 2019
    8:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.

  • Where Steam Whistle Brewing Roundhouse
    255 Bremner Boulevard Toronto, ON M5V 3M9

Event Starts Thursday April 11, 2019

Watch: Testimonial Dinner and Awards 2019

Lisa LaFlamme hosted our night as we honoured Rona Ambrose, George Cope, Farah Mohamed, Alan Bernstein and Pierre-Marc Johnson in Toronto on April 11. Yoshua Bengio, artificial intelligence pioneer and newly minted Turing Award winner, was our keynote speaker. Watch all the acceptance speeches!

  • 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

Deputy opposition leader, the Hon. Lisa Raitt and Minister Navdeep Bains of ISED, along with a stellar lineup of leaders such as BlackBerry's John Chen as we confront Canada's economic challenges and opportunities. Watch highlights from the Toronto Metro Convention Centre - More coming soon!

  • When

    Thursday April 11, 2019
    7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

March 2019

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

February 2019

Event Starts Friday March 22, 2019
Event Ends Tuesday February 12, 2019

Putting Reconciliation into Practice II: Session 3 – Working Together – Partnership and Co-development

A Public Policy Forum Learning Program

Session 3: Working Together - Partnership and Co-development The program participants will hear from leading Indigenous voices on justice and economic development. Agenda to come.

  • When

    Friday March 22, 2019 - Tuesday February 12, 2019
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Where PPF Boardroom
    1400-130 Albert St. Ottawa

March 2019

Event Starts Thursday March 14, 2019

Digital Democracy 101: Understanding 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 Senior Vice-President of Research Group and Marc-Etienne 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 Thursday March 7, 2019

Action Canada 2018/2019 presents the Future of Food

Join us for the final task force report presentations from the 2018-2019 Action Canada cohort.

Join us for the final task force report presentations from the 2018-2019 Action Canada cohort. After a 10-month study of the Future of Food that started last June in Ottawa and saw the group travel to from Laird, SK to St-Alexandre, QC and many places in between, the three Task Forces are nearly ready to present their final reports and recommendations.

  • When

    Thursday March 7, 2019
    8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Where Sir John A. MacDonald Building (Room 200)
    200-144 Wellington Dr. K1P 5T3

Event Starts Wednesday March 6, 2019

Digital Democracy 101: Understanding Deepfakes and 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 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

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