Please join us for a Public Forum and share your opinions:

Where in the world is Canada? Building a global network of Canadians abroad 

Welcome from

John Ralston Saul, C.C.

Co-Chair: Institute for Canadian Citizenship 


Moderated by

Tom Axworthy, O.C.

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



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. 

 Hosted by Action Canada in co-operation with the Institute of Canadian Citizenship

“This project has been undertaken pursuant to an Action Canada fellowship.  Action Canada Foundation, doing business as Action Canada, is a registered charity with a mandate to build leadership for Canada’s future. Neither the contents nor the conclusions of this publication have been endorsed or approved by Action Canada Foundation, Action Canada or the Government of Canada.”
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