April 26, 2018: Signature Event Featuring Adama Iwu
The Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) proudly featured an exclusive event with TIME Person of the Year and “Silence Breaker”, Adama Iwu, together with Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, the Honourable Patty Hajdu.
Adama is head of government relations for VISA in the western United States and joined us to tell her story about battling harassment and the opportunities for a positive path forward. Minister Hajdu is the sponsor of Bill C-65 – legislation currently in front of Parliament which is aimed at curbing workplace harassment and misconduct. Vassy Kapelos, an award-winning journalist and host of the CBC’s flagship daily political program, Power & Politics, moderated the conversation and subsequent Q&A.
Special thanks to the Canadian Bankers Association, iPolitics and the Canadian Dental Association for their support.
December 20, 2017: Holiday Social
We would like to thank all those who attended our Holiday Social at the Moscow Tea Room last December. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to donate $2,000 to the Snowsuit Fund of Ottawa on behalf of GRIC. That is the equivalent of over 40 snowsuits to deserving youth within our community! It was a great way to close off a busy fall and celebrate the holiday season together.
October 5, 2017: NAFTA Lunch & Learn
Thank you to everyone who joined us for a top-notch panel discussion. Our expert panelists were the Honourable James Moore, a member of Minister Freeland’s recently-announced NAFTA Advisory Council, His Excellency Dionisio Pérez Jácome, Ambassador of Mexico to Canada and Scotty Greenwood, CEO of the Canadian American Business Council and Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg’s reporter on Parliament Hill, who moderated the discussion.
September 20, 2017: Back to Parliament
It was fantastic to see so many friendly faces at this event. As luck would have it, we ended up on the patio at Tavern on the Hill on one of the nicest evenings of the whole summer!
June 21, 2017: Summer Send Off Networking Event
(The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright)
May 31, 2017: Lobbying Do’s and Don’ts: Clearing up the Rules
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 engagement.
March 23, 2017: Post-Budget Panel Networking Event
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.
January 26, 2017: Back to Parliament Networking Event
October 6, 2016: Catching Up, Taking Stock and Looking Ahead
A lively discussion regarding the Trudeau government’s first year in power and a look to the future. Our expert pundit panel 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.
July 5, 2016: Navigating the Innovation Agenda with Mr. Greg Fergus, M.P.