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Virtual Panel 1: Comparing Roads to Discovery

How does Canada’s recovery strategy compare to international strategies for recovery?

Speakers for this panel include Canada’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Kirsten Hillman, Canada’s Ambassador to China, Dominic Barton and Canada’s Ambassador to France and Monaco, Isabelle Hudon, and High Commissioner of Canada in India, Nadir Patel with moderation by Jan De Silva, President of the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

Ambassador Dominic Barton

Canada’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

Ambassador Isabelle Hudon

Canada’s Ambassador to France and Monaco

Ambassador Kirsten Hillman

Canada’s Ambassador to the United States of America

High Commissioner Nadir Patel

Canada’s High Commissioner for the Republic of India

Ambassador Dominic Barton

Canada’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

Ambassador Kirsten Hillman

Canada’s Ambassador to the United States of America

Ambassador Isabelle Hudon

Canada’s Ambassador to France and Monaco

High Commissioner Nadir Patel

Canada’s High Commissioner for the Republic of India

Virtual Panel 2: Regional Cooperation for Recovery

As the Toronto region rebuilds, cash-strapped municipalities will compete for the same pool of provincial and federal funding. Our businesses and our labour force however, operate across municipal boundaries. How can regional coordination and collaboration be leveraged to come back stronger?

Moderated by the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Canada’s Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages this panel will feature a discussion on regional collaboration for economic recovery with His Worship John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, Her Worship Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga and His Worship Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of Hamilton.

His Worship John Tory

Mayor, Toronto

Her Worship Bonnie Crombie

Mayor of Mississauga

His Worship Fred Eisenberger

Mayor, City of Hamilton

The Honourable Mélanie Joly

Canada’s Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages

His Worship John Tory

Mayor, Toronto

His Worship Fred Eisenberger

Mayor, City of Hamilton

Her Worship Bonnie Crombie

Mayor of Mississauga

The Honourable Mélanie Joly

Canada’s Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages

Virtual Panel 3: Recovery Through Talent

Building cities and workplaces that are diverse and inclusive are key to attracting talent and increasing productivity and therefore, key to our recovery. The Toronto region is one of the most inclusive regions in the world so do we have a leg up on recovery? How can we ramp up our ability to attract international talent in these unprecedented times.

Moderated by Leslie Woo, Chief Executive Officer for CivicAction, this panel will feature a discussion on talent with the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Zabeen Hirji, Executive Advisor, Future of Work, Deloitte and Yousuf Khatib, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Skills Hub.

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Zabeen Hirji

Executive Advisor, Future of Work, Deloitte

Yousuf Khatib

CEO and Co-Founder, Global Skills Hub

Leslie Woo

Chief Executive Officer, CivicAction

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Zabeen Hirji

Executive Advisor, Future of Work, Deloitte

Yousuf Khatib

CEO and Co-Founder, Global Skills Hub

Leslie Woo

Chief Executive Officer, CivicAction

Virtual Panel 4: Recovery by Sector

From technology to entertainment, the Toronto region’s economy is strengthened by important industrial sectors that employ millions of people and contribute enormously to the nation’s economy. But no two sectors will require the exact same conditions for recovery.

Moderated by Sean Silcoff, the Globe and Mail, this panel will feature a discussion on sectoral recovery with Satish Kanwar, GM and VP Product of Shopify, Rhonda Barnet, President & COO at AVIT Manufacturing and Joana Vicente, Executive Director of TIFF.

Satish Kanwar

GM of Channels, Shopify

Rhonda Barnet

President & COO, AVIT Manufacturing

Joana Vicente

Executive Director and Co-Head, TIFF

Sean Silcoff

Writer & Journalist, The Globe and Mail

Satish Kanwar

GM of Channels, Shopify

Joana Vicente

Executive Director and Co-Head, TIFF

Rhonda Barnet

President & COO, AVIT Manufacturing

Sean Silcoff

Writer & Journalist, The Globe and Mail

Virtual Panel 5: Recovery: What to expect?

The COVID-19 pandemic saw governments roll out policy and legislative changes at record speeds, unleashing sweeping changes to all facets of public life.

It’s no surprise then, that governments are being closely scrutinized for their management of the pandemic and their policy response. With a rumored federal election this fall, and a previously embattled provincial government now polling favourably, what can we expect to see from governments going forward?

This panel will feature Mitchell Davidson, Executive Director, StrategyCorp Institute of Public Policy and Economy, Kathleen Monk, Principal at Earnscliffe and Christine McMillan, Partner at Crestview for a candid discussion on what to expect when it comes to recovery.

Kathleen Monk

Senior Communications and Campaign Strategist, Principal at Earnscliffe Strategy Group

Christine McMillan

Partner, Crestview Strategy

Mitchell Davidson

Executive Director, StrategyCorp Institute of Public Policy and Economy

Farah Mohamed

Senior Vice President, Policy and Public Affairs, Toronto Region Board of Trade

Kathleen Monk

Senior Communications and Campaign Strategist, Principal at Earnscliffe Strategy Group

Christine McMillan

Partner, Crestview Strategy

Mitchell Davidson

Executive Director, StrategyCorp Institute of Public Policy and Economy

Farah Mohamed

Senior Vice President, Policy and Public Affairs, Toronto Region Board of Trade