Pearson Progressive Leadership Awards May 14, Toronto

Progressive Leadership Gala

Report to be published shortly.

An evening that honours progressive leadership in Canada and will be a chance to hear from some of Canada’s most forward-thinking leaders.

Monday, May 14, 2018
5:30 Reception;  6:30 to 8:30 Dinner and Discussion with Honorees
Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street, Toronto

Marking the 5th Anniversary of the Pearson Centre and

Honouring the Progressive Leadership of key Canadian leaders.
Victor G. Dodig, President and CEO, CIBC

Julia Deans, CEO, Futurpreneur

Bob Blakely, Canadian Operating Officer, Canada’s Building Trades Unions

Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO, Indspire

Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga

 Gala Co- Chair: Sandra Pupatello, Chair, Pearson Centre, and

Celina Caesar-Chevannes, MP; Parliamentary Secretary, International Development

Moderator: Jane Taber, National Public Relations


Background on the Progressive Leadership Award
The Pearson Centre Progressive Leadership Award is presented to outstanding leaders who advance progressive goals in the economic and social affairs of Canada, in response to the opportunities and challenges facing society. In so doing the Pearson Centre highlights innovative and forward-looking development. Award recipients will be invited to participate in a discussion among awardees at an annual event.

The Pearson Centre

Formed in 2013, the Pearson Centre is an independent think tank that addresses the pressing public policy issues of our time from a progressive and centrist perspective.

Board of Directors
Sandra Pupatello, Windsor (Chairperson)
Junaid Mirza, Toronto (Treasurer)
Celso Boscariol, Vancouver
Iris Evans, Edmonton
Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, Winnipeg
Dr. Karen Mock, Toronto
Patrick Dillon, Hamilton
Hon. Sergio Marchi, Ottawa
Prof. Andrew Cohen, Ottawa
Hon. Herb Breau, NB

Pearson Centre Priorities:
The Centre’s priorities include the Economy for Tomorrow, Canada and the World, Purusing Justice, Health and Social Service and Democracy and Values. The priority research issues for the year ahead
– Canada-US Relations (NAFTA and Canadian tax policy)
– The Future of Work
– Combating Hate and Racism

Buy your tickets on Eventbrite here.

For more information: Gary Gladstone, Manager of Development: (416) 830-4313





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