Partner Activities

Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm

Monarchy Canada Productions & The Canadian Royal Heritage Trust



(A series of monthly presentations by the Executive Director of the Canadian Royal Heritage Trust, Garry Toffoli, author and media commentator, probing the future of the Canadian Monarchy and exploring the Crown’s rich history and legacy.)

October 2017

“Bourbon and Stuart Monarchs of Canada”

This month’s presentation will continue the story of Canada’s monarchs, following last month’s talk on the Royal Houses of Tudor and Valois, with a consideration of the next two dynasties of Canada’s history. The presentation will discuss the impact of the four monarchs of the Royal House of Bourbon (1589-1763) and the seven of the Royal House of Stuart (1603-1714) on Canadian history, and their legacy that is still present today.


Tuesday 17th October, Wednesday 18th October, Thursday 19th October 

or Friday 20th October

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. or 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. each day

The Park Terrace Apartments

#B9 – 3000 Yonge Street, North Building, Toronto, Ont.

A half block south of Lawrence Ave, on the west side of Yonge St

(in main lobby, contact Garry Toffoli on the intercom board; take elevator down one floor and turn right)

Light refreshments. Pay what you wish charge.


Email:; Telephone: 416-487-7030

BCS Canada 150 Celebration – Brexit, Innovation and Disruption
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

This event is organized by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, BCS Canada Section 

“Come and hear about the current BRExIT situation and the workings of the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN).

We are delighted to have Kevin McGurgan from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office addressing us for this Canada 150 celebratory event. You can find out a bit more about Kevin at this link:

As usual, there will be a modest free buffet and refreshments provided.”

Free to attend. Register here

Scottish Cabinet Secretary, Keith Brown MSP, in Toronto
Oct 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Swiss Chamber Raclette Evening
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to our

Raclette Evening

November 18th, King Edward Hotel

Don’t miss this elegant year end event! Swiss Executive Chef Schick will prepare a special 3 course meal, which includes the national Raclette dish and other Swiss delicacies, wine and a unique selection of desserts. This function will be held as a sit-down dinner in a semi-formal setting. There will be a raffle with exciting prizes to win!
Event Details:
  • Venue: Victoria Restaurant at the Omni King Edward Hotel
  • Time: 7:30 pm dinner
  • Dress Code: Semi-formal attire
  • Address: 37 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1E9
  • Admission: $90 for SCCC & CSCA members, $110 for non-members, $100/ticket for corporate tables 
 Seating is limited! For further questions please contact or 416-236-0039.

CIMA Canada – Disruption: Storm proofing your future
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:15 pm

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the CIMA Branch in Canada is organizing a conference with the title Disruption: Storm proofing your future.

BCCTC members receive complementary tickets to attend. 

Email us to get your promo code

The CIMA Conference Committee has brought together a fantastic group of business leaders who will discuss the different types of disruption facing today’s businesses; from digital disruption, black swans, exponential technologies, workforce/demographic shifts and the increasingly VUCA nature of the world, and what you can do to protect against these.

Date Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time 1:30pm 5.00pm; followed by a cocktail reception until 7.00pm
Venue Bram & Bluma Appel Salon                       

789 Yonge Street,  Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

The opening remarks at the conference will be delivered by CIMA President David Stanford and will be followed by the key note speaker David McLean. David is the founder of the McLean Group and former Chair of CN Rail.  One of the most distinguished Canadian business leaders of his time, David has been the driving force behind highly successful businesses in aviation, film studios, real estate development, and communications.

Following the key note speech, there will be a panel discussion that includes business executives and thought leaders in the fields of disruption and will be Chaired by Derek DeCloet, Executive Editor and Business Editor of the Globe and Mail.

More information on the conference can be found at


RCS: Commonwealth Speaker Series & AGM (2017)
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto


Commonwealth Speaker Series

As part of our ongoing Commonwealth Speaker Series, we are pleased to announce that His Excellency Hanesley Benn, Consul General of Barbados, will be our next guest speaker. Barbados has been an independent country since 30 November 1966. It functions as a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy modelled on the British Westminster system. The Barbadian monarch—Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II—is head of state and is represented locally by the Governor-General of Barbados—presently Sir Elliott Belgrave, GCMG, KA, CHB, QC. Both are advised on matters of the Barbadian state by the Prime Minister of Barbados, who is head of government. There are 30 representatives within the House of Assembly.

Members & Guests: $69.00 / Patrons: $95.00  (Patron includes recognition in the programme)


RSVP by e-mail:  Purchase tickets online: Pay by credit card: 416-351-8469



Organizer: The Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto

Organizer of Commonwealth Speaker Series & AGM (2017)

The Royal Commonwealth Society (originally named the Colonial Society, later re-christened as the Royal Colonial Society, the Royal Colonial Institute and lastly as the Royal Empire Society) is an international educational charity. Its mission is to support and promote the modern Commonwealth, its culture and core values. The Society acts as a forum for the exchange of ideas and, through its broad-ranging public affairs programme, offers a forum for the debate, research and development of Commonwealth thinking on key international issues.  Through its educational, youth and outreach programmes, the Royal Commonwealth Society seeks to encourage young people to develop their skills and, with an increased understanding of their role as global citizens, to engage with challenges facing the international community.

Peruvian Chamber: The Pacific Alliance & Latin America Design Business
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Peruvian Canadian Chamber of Commerce – PCCC in collaboration with The Trade Office of Peru in Canada – OCEX Toronto, are proud to present the second edition of “PACIFIC ALLIANCE & LATIN AMERICA DESIGN BUSINESS”. The Art Event will be held at The Spoke Club, Portland room, in Toronto on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 between 5:00 and 9:00pm.

The event will be in the form of an art exhibit that will showcase recognized artists from countries of the Pacific Alliance and Latin America, with the opportunity to purchase their work. You will enjoy a great cultural night of networking with the artists, representatives of each region and other members of the community, as well as sample hors d’oeuvres inspired in the typical cuisine of the countries and enjoy the famous Peruvian Pisco Sour!

British Chamber Members get a member price. To register online, please click here

The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America – Annual Fundraiser
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Honourable Company of Freemen
of the City of London of North America


An exclusive event for members and friends of
The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America


Join us on Wednesday, November 1st at the Royal Canadian Military Institute for a talk:

Colonizers and the Colonized: How the British Manufactured Warrior Race Identities


Prof Fadi Dawood, PhD
Senior Fellow NATO Association
Lecturer Lakehead University
PhD in Middle East Studies from SOAS, University of London

At the Library of
The Royal Canadian Military Institute
426 University Avenue, Toronto

Wednesday, Nov 1st, 2017
6:00 – 8:30 pm

Indian inspired canapés with 2 glasses of wine

Price: Members $70 / non-members $75

RSVP: Hans Bathija, Events Chair, email:
Cheques made payable to: ‘The Honourable Company of Freemen’
Mail to: Mr Dean Smith
c/o Cadesky Tax
2300-130 King Street West
PO Box 233
Toronto, ON M5X 1C8
Or by Interac e-Transfer payment to:
No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 72 hours before the event.

EU Film Festival
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 10:00 pm

Save the date! ~ details to be announced!

The European Union Film Festival is a Not-for-Profit organization, it’s the unique cultural collaboration of EU Consulates and Cultural Institutes in Toronto. Celebrating cinematic excellence with national and international award-winning films, the festival takes place in November every year at The Royal Cinema.

The official European Union Film Festival (EUFF) strives to reflect the excellence, innovation, and diversity of European cinema in Toronto, the world’s most multicultural city. Founded in 2004 as a salve to Hollywood monotony, this free festival showcases 28 contemporary films drawn from each of the EU’s member countries. EUFF is a unique festival and the only one in the world to bring together disparate EU Consulates and local cultural institutes for collaboration.

Participating EU Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Festival Goals:

  • To present a Film Festival reflecting the excellence, innovation, and diversity of European cinema
  • To feature Canadian premieres of European films
  • To showcase national and international award-winning films
  • To engage in cultural collaborations and dialogues between EU countries and Canada
  • To support and feature emerging and established filmmakers
  • To celebrate the diversity of Europe in the heart of the most multicultural city in the world

For more information about the European Union, visit the web site of the Delegation of the European Union in Canada

researchED Toronto
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm

researchED is coming to Canada with the first ever researchED conference and it’s in the downtown heart of Toronto, Canada’s largest city.  Working with researchED UK, our Canadian organizing committee has assembled some of the brightest thinkers and teacher-researchers from the UK and right across Canada. Come and learn what the latest research tells us about the best ways to teach, lead schools, and help children learn.  Listen, learn and speak to the researchers, teachers and academics transforming the best research into teaching practice.  Network, get ideas, be challenged and ask questions at one of the most unique, stimulating and engaging events of the year.

We believe that the teaching profession is poised and ripe for change; a change where teachers and schools are guided by the best evidence available, working in tandem with experience, craft and wisdom. Where we no longer work alone, or under ancient misconceptions, but together in an informed community of school practitioners. Come and join us as we bring researchED to a new audience in Canada.

We hope to see you there.

Tom Bennett                                   Paul W. Bennett

Founder, researchED                     Chair, researchED Toronto


researchED Canada

Venue: University of Toronto Schools, 371 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2R7

Day 1: November 10, 2017; 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Day 2: November 11, 2017; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


On the initial list of speakers and workshop leaders, from the United Kingdom and Canada, are:

Tom Bennett, founder of researchED, author of Teacher Proof (2013), senior advisor to UK Government on Student Behaviour in Schools

Rosemary Evans, Principal, University of Toronto Schools

David Didau, UK educator, author of What If Everything You Learned about Education was Wrong?, and better known as The Learning Spy.

Martin Robinson, author of Trivium 21c, and education associate, Royal Society of Arts, London, UK

John Mighton, founder of Jump Math, and winner of the Ryerson Education Award 2016.

Harvey Bischof, President, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation

Clare Kosnik, Professor, Centre for Teacher Education and Development, University of Toronto

Stephen Hurley, founder of VoiceED Canada, senior consultant to Canadian Education Association

Dr. Stan Kutcher, expert in adolescent mental health, Sun Life Chair of Mental Health, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Stuart Shanker, distinguished professor of Philosophy and Psychology at York University and Founder/CEO of The MEHRIT Centre, Peterborough, Ontario

Paul W Bennett, founder of Schoolhouse Institute and Adjunct Professor of Education, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS

Sachin Maharaj, Toronto high school teacher and education columnist, The Toronto Star

John C. Myers, Curriculum Instructor, History and Social Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto

Robert Craigen, Professor of Mathematics, University of Manitoba, and co-founder of Western Initiative for Strengthening Education in Mathematics (WISE Math)

Jamie Metsala, Research Chair in Literacy and Special Education, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS

Matthew Oldridge, Mathematics Teacher, Peel District School Board and well-known TED Talk Speaker on Engaging Students in Mathematics

Heather Cumming, Westmount Elementary School, Halifax, NS

Royan Lee, IT consultant, York Region DSB, and curator of Spicy Learning Blog

Vera Franjic, High School English Teacher, Edmonton, AB, better known as Optimist Prime @polymathish

Michael Zwaagstra, Social Studies Teacher and Policy Research Fellow, Frontier Centre for Public Policy, Steinbach, Manitoba.

Andrew Campbell, Grade 5 teacher, Major Ballachey Public School and curator of “Looking Up” Blog,  Brantford, ON.

Ted Christou, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, and Editor, Canadian Journal of Education, Kingston, ON.

Nathalie Lemelin, Directrice du développement et de l’innovation pédagogiques, Collège de Montréal, Montreal, QC.

James R. Christopher, Head, Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School, North Vancouver, BC.


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