Partner Activities

Monarchy Canada Talks
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 9:30 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.)

August 2017

“The Dieppe Raid”

Seventy-five years ago, on 19th August, 1942, the 2nd Division of the Canadian Army attacked the German-occupied French port of Dieppe. It was a World War II “reconnaissance-in-force” that proved a costly tragedy. The Canadians were under the overall command of Lord Louis Mountbatten (later Earl Mountbatten of Burma), uncle of the Duke of Edinburgh. This presentation will discuss the history that led to Dieppe, which began decades before, and the positive and negative legacy of the raid, which has also lasted for decades.

Tue. 15th August, Wed. 16th August or Fri. 18th August

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

The Economist Canada Summit, in Montreal
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm


In an increasingly protectionist world, Canada embraces refugees, pushes for more ambitious climate change efforts, and maintains an open, liberal economy. Can the Canadian model sustain and thrive under the current state of international political affairs?

What does a Trump presidency mean for Canadian trade and the future of its clean energy sector? Could these external events be a source of opportunity for Canadian business? As a leader in artificial intelligence, will Canada capitalize on this moment to establish itself as a hub for global talent and technological innovation?

Join Daniel Franklin, executive editor of The Economist and 200 leading policymakers, business decision-makers, and critical thinkers for a day of thought-provoking discussions on the issues shaping Canada’s business climate now and in the next 150 years.

Download the programme for full event details.

Register hereBCCTC members get 15% off in tickets ~ email us to get your promo code


Discussion topics:

  • How can companies expand their horizons and look beyond their operation and short-term gains towards a sustainable future?
  • What are the priorities and ambitions of the next generation of leaders catalysing positive change?
  • How can we shape sustainable health care, innovation and adaption for an ageing population?
  • What do businesses get out of immigration and diversity?
  • What will a Trump presidency mean for the energy markets in the United States and Canada and how will this affect the sustainability agenda?
  • Oxford-style debate: Silicon Valley meets Bob Marley, the right way to do drugs

Past speaker highlights:

  • Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada
  • Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, Canada
  • Andrea Stairs, Managing director, eBay Canada
  • Andrew Leach, Associate professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
  • Cameron Fowler, Group head,  BMO Financial Group

Companies in attendance last year:

  • eBay Canada
  • Edelman
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • Ontario Energy Association
  • BlackRock Investment Institute
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Business Council of Canada
  • Canada Goose
  • Honda
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Mastercard, Canada
  • Microsoft
  • P&G
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • TD Bank Group
  • Yahoo Canada



Michael Sabia

President and chief executive, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Ailish Campbell

Chief trade commissioner, Global Affairs Canada

Guy Cormier

President and chief executive, Desjardins Group

Hugo Larochelle

Lead, Google Brain

Hunter Tura

Chief executive, Bruce Mau

Phil Triadafilopoulos

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

Madelaine Drohan

Canada correspondent, The Economist

Daniel Franklin

Executive Editor, The Economist

Wade Barnes

President and chief executive, Farmers Edge

Éric Martel

President and chief executive, Hydro-Québec

François Chopard

Founder and chief executive, Starburst Accelerator

“Sapphire Jubilee Tea” St. George’s Society
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the St. George’s Society at a

 Sapphire Jubilee Tea

A traditional English Tea at the Royal York Hotel

In honour of Her Majesty’s Sapphire Jubilee – 65 years as our Queen

Saturday, Sept. 9th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

$75.00 per person

Royal York Hotel – Library Room on the Main Mezzanine

Door Prizes – Raffles

TO REGISTER: Contact Sam Minniti at: 416-597-0220 or e-mail:

Credit cards accepted


Canadian Mission to Hong Kong
Sep 10 @ 9:30 am – Sep 13 @ 8:30 pm

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC),Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Canada,and Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA)would like to invite Canadian companies to join the

Canadian Mission to Hong Kong

September 10 -13, 2017



(and Additional Programmes)

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is proud to be a Supporting Organization of this Canadian Mission to Hong Kong

About the Belt and Road Initiative

Spearheaded by the Chinese Government, this initiative is designed to boost economic, trade, investment and other ties of 65 countries acrossAsia, Europe and Africa covering 63% of the world’s population.It offers unprecedented business opportunities in such sectors as infrastructure, transportation, logistics, financing and investment in the beginning. It will also unfold a myriad of opportunities for companies to promote products and services to these markets.And these opportunities are not exclusive for companies in the Belt and Road Region. Canadian companies can also tap these possibilities. A strategic way is to leverage the Hong Kong platform as their Super Connector.

Updated information on the Belt and Road initiative can be obtained from the HKTDC Belt and Road Portal:

Major objectives of this Mission

To facilitate delegates to leveragethe2ndBelt and Road Summitand the additional programmes to:

  •  obtain first-handand up-to-datemarket intelligence of the Belt and Road initiative from international thought-leaders, senior ministers from countries along the Belt and Road, and world-renowned business leaders;
  •  explore potential business opportunities in the markets covered by the Belt andRoad initiativeand make informed decisions on strategies and business plans;and
  • meet new contacts, potential partners and clients(e.g. through the Summit’s Business Matching services)

Who should join this Mission?

Land Transportation: Suppliers of technologies, services and products, e.g intelligent transportation systems(ITS), etc. which enhance the connectivity and management of infrastructure facilities like railways and highways

Banking and Financial Services: Bankers, financiers, fund managers, assets management professionals, and private equity managers;

Logistics and Maritime Services: Owners and operators of railways, terminals, ports, airlines, shipping companies, freight forwarders, and third-party logistics services providers;

Professional Services: Lawyers, accountants, business management consultants, experts in arbitration and dispute settlement;

Infrastructure Development: Developers, engineers, surveyors, architects, landscape architects, town planners, and contractors;

Cross-border Investment: Heads of sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, CEOs, entrepreneurs, corporates’ decision makers, CFOs and finance directors of conglomerates;

International Trade and Manufacturing: Supply chain management professionals, owners and operators of industrial zones, industrialists, and traders; and

Governments and Institutions: Senior officials in charge of economic development and regional co-operation; representatives from finance and commerce ministries, trade and investment promotion agencies; heads of think tanks, academic scholars and researchers.

Tentative Mission Programme and Participation Fees(Subject to modifications):

 September 10, 2017 (Sunday): Arrival in Hong Kong, (optional) networking activities amongst fellow Canadian delegates

September 11, 2017 (Monday):

– Participation in the Belt and Road Summit

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

(Cost: standard Conference registration fee is US$300/PAX. Early bird ratebefore July 14, 2017 is US$240/PAX. A limited number of fully-sponsoredregistrationsofferedby HKCBA are available for “Canada-based” Canadian delegates, first-come-first-served.) 

Information on the Conference programme will be available from thefollowing web pagelater on:

Business Matching Services

Interested delegates (Investors, Services Providers and Owners of Belt and Road Region projects) will be provided with pre-scheduled business matching meetings. In addition, thematic project presentation sessions will also be organized to facilitate networking and partnership building for delegates with common interest in such selected sectors as Transportation & Logistics, Energy & Resources, and Urbanization & Rural Development.More arrangement details will be announced later.

September 12, 2017(Tuesday): Optionalprogrammesin Hong Kong(complimentary) OR day trip to the Chinese Mainland (delegates to share the costs of the programme)

The Hong Kong programmes will showcase what Hong Kong has to offer as the Super Connector to the Belt and RoadInitiative and opportunities. These programmes will cover areas in infrastructural and railway development, logistics and supply chain management, maritime, and urban development. The day trip to the Chinese Mainland is designed to give participants a first-hand experience and understanding of the development of a major economic zone in China, and the co-operation synergies of it with Hong Kong under the Belt and Road Initiative. More details will be announced later.

 September 13, 2017 (Wednesday):

– Extended stay in Hong Kong for self-arranged activitiesOR Departure from Hong Kong

Travel Arrangements

Delegates are responsible for makingtheir respective air traveland hotel accommodationarrangements. For assistance, interested parties please contact ourmission travel agent: Janice Hung of Sogo Travel (based in Richmond Hill, Ontario), Tel: 905-707-1199, email: In addition, a list of “Value for Money”hotel optionswill be available from the Summitwebsitelater on:

Registration to join this Mission

Pre-registration for this missionis necessary. For details, please contact Andrew Yui, Director, Canada, Hong Kong Trade Development Council –Toronto Office, at Telephone: (416) 366-3594 or email:

Invest Barbados ~ International Business Seminar
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am


110 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 205, North York ON M2N 6Y8

Tel: 416 214-9919 

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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