Table Hosts & Conversations

Confirmed speakers:


Joe Berridge: "Toronto as Global Urban Leader: Accident or Design?"





Shirley Blumberg: "The Space Between: Improving Toronto's Public Realm & Why It Matters."

Founding Partner, KPMB Architects



Helen Burstyn:  "Social Enterprise in Ontario - Overview and Opportunities" 
Special Advisor, Social Enterprise
Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, Ontario

Olivia Chow: "The NDP As Official Opposition"
MP, Trinity-Spadina, Opposition Transport Critic





Levi Cooperman: "Why is Toronto the best (or worst) place in the world to build a technology business?"
CFO and Co-Founder, FreshBooks




Doug Gibson
Editor and Publisher…turned Author and Performer "The Evolution of Storytelling"




Dr. David Goldbloom: "Mental Health in the Public Eye: Does High Profile Bring Change?"
Psychiatrist and Chair, Mental Health Commission of Canada




Chaviva Hošek, O.C.: "Does Inequality Matter and if so Why?"
Professor, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto

John Manley, O.C.
President and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives

Hana Gartner
Award-winning Investigative Journalist and Broadcaster

2016 Summer Conference

The Canada Project

Identity, Citizenship, and Nationhood in a Changing World

August 5-7, 2016
The YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia, ON

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April 2017
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