Please join us for a Public Forum and share your opinions:
Where in the world is Canada? Building a global network of Canadians abroad
Co-Chair: Institute for Canadian Citizenship
President / CEO: Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation
Sonia Plaza – Senior Economist, WORLD BANK
Serafina Maiorano – CEO, ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
Jorge Zavala – CEO, TECH BA (Mexicans Abroad Network)
Ion Valaskakis – Executive Director, JEANNE SAUVÉ FOUNDATION
Colin Robertson – Vice President, CANADIAN DEFENSE & FOREIGN AFFAIRS INSTITUTE
|Friday – January 14, 2011||Ontario North Room – MacDonald Block|
|7:30 AM – Breakfast & Registration||900 Bay St. (Corner Wellesley & Bay)|
|8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Public Forum Session||Toronto, Ontario|
Toll-Free: 1 888 597-5580
The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is encouraged.
Millions of Canadians live and work abroad. Many of these Canadians are highly skilled and connected to the world’s fastest growing economies. In an interconnected world, these people are in a unique position to help build our economy. Expatriates are not a loss to our national economy; rather, they are an untapped resource, lost to Canada because we do too little to harness their skills. How can we change this? How can we as a country make better use of our talent abroad? How are other countries tapping their expatriates in Canada to build their home economies? Join experts on global talent mobility from Canada, the World Bank, Europe and Asia-Pacific for a public dialogue session on connecting Canadians abroad.