Partner Activities

The journey: Notes of Hope
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 3 @ 10:00 pm

Parsai Immigration Services proudly presenting The Journey: Notes of Hope an operatic production by ICOT (Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto) that brings us the narratives of immigrant artists sharing their stories of displacement, refugee crisis and diaspora. This opera’s effort is to expand the message of the crisis of refugees and their life after relocation.

We would like to show our gratitude for the incredible hard work and effort of women artists and leaders along with Syrian refugee musicians for creating this one of a kind opera piece.

“We are greatly honoured for producing and collaborating with a group of diverse and talented musicians that brings to light the gravity of the current challenges of human migration. Giving my background to psychology and immigration I consciously strive to bring attention to human rights and shed light to artist-activists who are living in troubled times, and within various communities”. Quote by Al Parsai the CEO of Parsai Immigration services.

Please join us for these special events taking place on November 2nd and 3rd, 2018 at 8:00 PM at Agricola Lutheran Church at (25 York Mills Rd, Toronto).

ICOT is a non-profit music company founded by five composers Maziar Heidari (Music Director), Afarin Mansouri Tehrani (Artistic Director), Keyan Emami (President), Pouya Hamidi (Technical Director) and Saman Shahi (Executive Director).

To purchase your tickets visit ticket link.
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Daniel Hope and Friends: AIR – A Baroque Journey 
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Royal Conservatory Presents

Daniel Hope and Friends: AIR – A Baroque Journey

Saturday, November 3, 2018 8pm

Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.

Tickets start at only $45

Tickets: 416.408.0208 or




British violinist Daniel Hope, “among the best in the world as well as the most thoughtful, (The Observer) returns to Koerner Hall with an outrageous romp through the baroque with a dazzling ensemble of virtuosi wandering minstrels.


Win 2 tickets to Daniel’s concert at our Pub Night on October 16th with the Royal Commonwealth Society, register here

Canadian Business Women’s Trade Mission to London
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – Nov 10 @ 5:30 pm

Canadian Business Women’s Trade Mission to London

Connecting Women to Markets: Canada & Europe as Partners in Trade

Where and When: Nov 4-10, 2018

UNITED KINGDOM (London) and GERMANY (Hamburg & Stuttgart)

Why participate:

– Multi-sectoral, pan-Canadian delegation of women-owned businesses, organized by the Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) team and Trade Commissioners of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) based in Germany and the United Kingdom;

– Two pre-departure webinars offered by BWIT: one on September 28th to inform prospective participants about all aspects of the mission; one in late October for registered participants to preview all programming and expectations;

– Welcome receptions for Canadian participants in Hamburg and London to provide overview of the market/s, the opportunities, TCS network in the country and support on the ground during this event;

– Networking receptions in Hamburg and London;

– Meetings with local business women’s associations to learn about their ecosystem and exchange intel with business women in market.


Doing Business Over Tea
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Doing Business Over Tea

A noteworthy initiative in business networking and globalization

An opportunity to expand your business opportunities in Europe


The British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce is pleased to invite you to the launch of COBCOE Connects.

What: COBCOE Connects is a unique international online platform that quickly links businesses around the world ~ especially in Europe ~ in a uniquely trusted environment, combining the economy and efficiency of advanced technology with local market and sector knowledge.

The launch will include a demo and presentation of COBCOE Connects, with video conferencing from London and Brussels.

Who should attend: Members of European chambers of commerce or individual companies in Toronto that are looking to expand business opportunities across Europe are urged to attend this noteworthy initiative in business networking and globalization.

How it works: COBCOE Connects allows you to connect to more than 4,500 members of chambers of commerce around Europe and share opportunities within your network and with other participating networks.

COBCOE Connects works on trust: we verify each member’s identity and certify that the company exists; all networks and their members are certified by chambers of commerce. Local moderators from chambers of commerce are present to assist members.

When: Tuesday November 6th, 2018 from 9:00am to 10:00am, Free to attend ~ seats are limited ~ RSVP mandatory ~ click here to register.

Where: Ontario Investment and Trade Centre, Collaboration Boardroom; 250 Yonge Street | 35th Floor | Toronto, ON M5B 2L7

EUCCAN: Workshop for EU Business Community: Achievements & Challenges of CETA Implementation
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the European Chamber of Commerce in Canada invite you to contribute to full day of high-level discussions on the current business cooperation between the EU and Canada supported by the implementation of CETA.

This interactive, EU funded event, will bring together a diversity of industry representatives and established Euro/Canadian networks, to provide and exchange insightful information on the implementation of CETA, its achievements and challenges.

Thursday, 8th November 2018

10:00 – 11:00 Part I – CETA Implementation: achievements and challenges
11:15 – 12:30 Part II – European Business Experiences: 1 year after CETA preliminary application
13:30 – 15:00 Part III – Focus Group Sessions: standardisation, intellectual  property rights and labour mobility under CETA.
15:10 Networking reception

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP office, East Tower, Bay Adelaide Centre, 22 Adelaide St W #3400, Toronto

This Workshop is part of the wider outreach program under the ‘CETA Market Access Program for EU Business’ which aims to enable and expand a sustainable information sharing network amongst EU stakeholders.

This event is being organized by the contractor DEVELOPMENT Solutions Europe Limited and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP as part of the EU funded CETA Market Access Program for EU Business.

Wounded Warriors presents “Robert Pilon and Friends”
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm


November 8 @ 8:00 pm | $136.50 – Get your tickets here

Robert Pilon (Phantom from Phantom of the Opera, Jean Valjean, Les Miserables) returns to the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts with his “friends” for an inspiring evening of musical remembrance marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1 for the benefit of Wounded Warriors Canada. Exceptional talent confirmed thus far: Dr. Draw (electric violinist extraordinaire), Holly Carr (performance artist), and a sixty member choir. This evening of outstanding entertainment, featuring music from Broadway to pop to inspirational, will be held on the eve of the Remembrance Day weekend for the benefit of Wounded Warriors Canada, who “honour the fallen, help the living”, a charity that brings support and hope to those in uniform and their families, military, veterans and first responders, suffering from mental health challenges, in particular, PTSD. This will most certainly be an evening to remember.

Prices include per-ticket fees. Order/Delivery fees may apply.

Security Sector Trade Delegation to the UK
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm

BTI Global Innovation Inc. is facilitating a Security Sector Trade Delegation to the UK

We are currently seeking companies with cutting edge security technologies to join the North American trade delegation:

28 November – 29 November 2018

London, UK

There are significant opportunities for North American companies across Europe. According to the report, “European Homeland Security & Public Safety Technologies & Markets – 2016-2022”, European counter terror and public safety infrastructure will go through a major overhaul, sustaining a 13.4% 2016-2020 CAGR surge. As a result, the European Homeland Security & Public Safety Market is expected to Grow from $84.8B in 2015 to $145.7B by 2020.

Spaces are limited. Please contact for details.

Shoulder to Shoulder: Forging a New Canada-UK Relationship, University of Calgary, The School of Public Policy
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm

University of Calgary, The School of Public Policy presents

Shoulder to Shoulder: Forging a New Canada-UK Relationship

The order established following the Second World War is being tested by current geo-political events.  The role of NATO is in question.  Two massive economic blocs, NAFTA and the EU are under real and critical threat. In these anxious times of shifting alliances and weakening ties, it is tough for countries to find reliable friends.

That is not the case with Canada and the UK.  Canada and the UK share long and profound cultural, military, legal, political and regulatory histories.  Is now the time to call on those ties to proactively default on our relationship with an eye to free trade, bilateral security agreements and a lessening of the regulatory burdens that inhibit freer exchanges of people, products and ideas?

The School of Public Policy, in partnership with the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary, Canada, invites you attend a conference that will explore these options and flesh out practical policy routes to strengthening the Canada-UK relationship. Co-hosted with the support of Goodenough College and the British Consulate-General in Calgary, the event will feature expert panels, and encourage focused, frank and real-world debate on what is possible, and how.

Topics include:

  • The Future of Trade and Investment
  • The Future of Financial Markets
  • The Future of Security Cooperation

Click HERE to view the current agenda.

November 29-30, 2018
Goodenough College
Large Common Room
Mecklenburgh Square
London WC1N 2AB


There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.
Please share this invitation with colleagues who may be interested in attending.

There are two intended outcomes of this event. Firstly, a summary report will outline key messages and provide prescriptive policy solutions for advancing Canada-UK cooperation. This document will inform ongoing and future policy discussions with policymakers and leaders. Secondly, the event will set the stage for future policy collaboration by establishing new connections between the research and practitioners in each country.

For more information, please contact