From clean energy, to digital tech Canada is a world leader in entrepreneurship. Yet as Monique Leroux, Chair of the Industry Strategy Council of Canada, and Karimah Es Sabar and Karen Hamberg, members of the Council point out – many of those companies start out but find no home here. These industry leaders share what they've heard from business leaders across Canada, in reports like New North Star I & II, and share findings from the Council's December report on how Canada can make strategic changes to stay on the path of prosperity.

Listen in with Monique Leroux, Karimah Es Sabar and Karen Hamberg

In a Rebuild Canada special, we were joined on February 9 by Monique Leroux, Karimah Es Sabar and Karen Hamberg to discuss the work of Canada’s Industry Strategy Council and its bold and ambitious growth plan, published in December, for building a digital, sustainable and innovative economy.


Monique Leroux
Corporate director | Chair of the Industry Strategy Council of Canada | Vice‐Chairman of Fiera Holdings Inc. | Former Chair of the Board and CEO of Desjardins Group

Karimah Es Sabar
CEO & Partner, Quark Venture LP | Chair, Health & Biosciences, Economic Strategy Table, Government of Canada | Member, Industry Strategy Council, Government of Canada

Karen Hamberg
Chair of the Board of Directors, CALSTART | Member, Industry Strategy Council, Government of Canada

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We’d like to thank the Diversity Institute and the Future Skills Centre for partnering with us to bring you Policy Speaking in February and March. Both Diversity Institute and Future Skills Centre are valued partners of PPF, and their work contributes greatly to the conversation around innovation, skills, diversity, and inclusion in Canada. PPF is currently working with these partners on a project called Skills for the Post-Pandemic World. Papers in this series will be released in March and April.

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