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Announcing a new Globe and Mail event: Building for Growth - Housing and infrastructure for an expanding nation

April 30, 2024

Across the country, Canadians are bearing the brunt of an ongoing and painful housing crisis. As the gap between housing supply and demand continues to grow, one thing remains clear: many homes are needed, but too few are being built. At the same time, questions are being raised about Canada’s ability to build and finance the hospitals, schools, roads, and transit needed to accommodate an expanding population and bolster productivity.

With The Globe and Mail, we are bringing experts and leaders together for a hybrid event to discuss the solutions, partnerships and policies for the next generation of housing and infrastructure in Canada.

The event will take place on June 7th, 2024 from 9:30am - 2:00pm ET. Register today for this free virtual event through the button below.

The confirmed speakers to-date include:

  • Mark Carney, Chair of Brookfield Asset Management and Head of Transition Investing
  • Mark Wiseman, Senior Advisor & Chairman of Canada, Lazard, and Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group
  • Goldy Hyder, President and CEO, Business Council of Canada
  • Geoff Smith, Executive Chair of the Board of Directors, EllisDon
  • The Honourable Hassan Yussuff, Senator and Past President of the Canadian Labour Congress
  • Muraly Srinarayanathas, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, 369 Global Inc.
  • Mike Yorke, Mike Yorke Consulting
  • Marianne McKenna, Founding Partner, KPMB Architects
  • Harold Calla, Executive Chair, First Nations Financial Management Board
  • Anna Triandafyllidou, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Matti Siemiatycki, Director of the Infrastructure Institute and Professor, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto
  • Cathie O’Toole, Chief Administrative Officer, Halifax Regional Municipality  

Century Initiative will also be releasing its 4th annual National Scorecard on Canada's Growth and Prosperity which tracks if Canada is leading or falling behind on key metrics tied to our quality of life and standard of living on June 10th. A sneak peek of the key findings will be shared at the event on June 7th. View the 2023 National Scorecard.