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June 2017

2017 Summer Send Off

June 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As the Parliamentary session drew to a close, we raised a glass to another year of legislative fun gone by. Thank you to everyone who joined their GRIC colleagues on a patio to celebrate the season in style! A special thank you to the Canadian Dental Association for their support.  

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May 2017

2017 Lobbying Do’s and Don’ts: Clearing up the Rules

May 31, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Have you ever wondered if you can buy a Designated Public Office Holder a cup of coffee at a pre-arranged meeting? Are you offside if you pick up lunch? This year's Government Relations Institute of Canada Annual Meeting of Members featured a professional development session on the "ins and outs" of the Lobbying Act. GRIC's legal expert, Scott Thurlow and former Member of Parliament, the Hon. Joe Jordan provided good insight on a topic that is central to our political…

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March 2017

2017 Post-Budget Panel & Networking Event

March 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thank you to everyone who joined us for some insightful analysis following the 2017 federal budget. Our expert panelists were Kevin Page, Canada's first Parliamentary Budget Officer and Research Chair at uOttawa, David Coletto from Abacus Data, Brian Kingston from the Business Council of Canada, and Susan Delacourt, political columnist for iPolitics, who moderated the discussion. Thank you to our event sponsors: Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) and Summa Strategies.  

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January 2017

2017 Back to Parliament Networking Event

January 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We kicked off the New Year with another networking event! Thank you to everyone who joined us for a reception at The Shore Club in Ottawa as we start to gear up for the winter parliamentary session. A special thank you to our event sponsors CropLife Canada and Impact Public Affairs.  

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November 2016

2016 U.S. Election Viewing Party

November 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Thank you to our sponsors and to GRIC members, who came out to our U.S. Election Night Party hosted in partnership with Equal Voice National Capital Region. The event saw record attendance with approximately 400 people, including many elected officials and political staffers. It was also featured on the broadcast of CBC’s The National and covered extensively by our valued media partner, iPolitics.  

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October 2016

2016 Catching Up, Taking Stock and Looking Ahead: Pundit Panel Dives In

October 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thank you to everyone who joined us for us for a lively discussion regarding the Trudeau government's first year in power and a look to the future. Our expert panelists included: Greg MacEachern, Environics Communications, Kathleen Monk, Strategic Communications & Public Affairs Consultant and Tim Powers, Summa Strategies Canada. Tom Clark, Chief Political Correspondent, Global Television moderated the discussion. We gratefully acknowledge and thank our event sponsors Environics Communications and Janssen for their support.  

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July 2016

2016 Lunch & Learn Event

July 5, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Many thanks to those who joined us at our sold out event for an insightful conversation about the Government of Canada’s innovation priorities. TOPIC: "Navigating the Innovation Agenda" with Mr. Greg Fergus, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Thank you to our event sponsors the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada, Google Canada and Shaw Communications for their support.  

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March 2016

2016 Post-Budget Panel & Networking Event

March 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

GRIC's Events Committee organized a networking event in Ottawa following the 2016 federal budget. Thank you to everyone who joined us for some insightful analysis from our panel of seasoned Ottawa professionals. Moderator: Theophilos Argitis, Ottawa Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News Panelists: Sarah Bains, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Hendrik Brakel, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce Velma McColl, Earnscliffe Strategy Group Many thanks to our event sponsors, the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada and Summa Strategies for their support.  

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January 2016

2016 Networking Event

January 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an opportunity to reconnect with peers and colleagues as we enter the new Parliamentary sitting. This event will be co-hosted by the Canadian Advocacy Network (CAN), whose members will be available to discuss their mandate and opportunities for GRIC members to volunteer their time and government relations expertise to worthwhile charities and not-for-profits. We gratefully acknowledge and thank our sponsor Janssen Inc. (Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson).  

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November 2015

2015 Post-Election Panel & Networking Event

November 10, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Many thanks to those who joined us at our sold out event for some insightful analysis from our panelists around what to expect next from Canada's new federal government, and to connect with their peers in government relations. We gratefully acknowledge and thank our sponsors: Agrium, the Canadian Dental Association and Janssen (Pharmaceutical Companies of J&J). Moderator: Tom Clark, Global News' Chief Political Correspondent Panelists: Katlyn Harrison, Summa Strategies Ian Capstick, MediaStyle Carlene Variyan, Indivior Canada  

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