The Canadian Institute is pleased to present the 13th Annual Crown Corporate Governance conference, January 30–31, 2018 in the nation’s capital, Ottawa. Welcoming top professionals from crown corporations and agencies across the country, this event focuses on discussing innovation solutions to leadership, governance and oversight challenges impacting business strategies.

Obtaining a clear understanding of Crown Corporation executive, board and government roles and responsibilities, and how to manage their interplay, is critical to ensuring seamless accountability and transparency within a crown or agency. This program is designed to provide and discuss practical strategies and tips from like-minded professionals in an intimate and informal setting to ensure ideas and solutions can be taken and applied immediately within their organization.

Critical issues to be discussed this year include:

  • New legal developments impacting ministries, board and crown leadership
  • Ethical situations encountered by boards of directors and top leadership
  • Practical strategies to improve oversight and transparency
  • Managing your reputation and maintaining a positive perception
  • Improving gender representation and diversity on boards and in the executive

Join us to network with key stakeholders, crown and agency leaders, and top academics to tackle core challenges and return to your organization with new insights to achieve your goals and objectives.

We look forward to seeing you in January!

Mark Montpetit
Legal Conference Producer, Team Lead
The Canadian Institute

Randy Jackiw
Assistant Deputy Minister
Ministry of Agriculture Food & Rural Affairs Government of Ontario
Carol Hansell
Senior Partner
Hansell LLP
Jean Charest
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Premier of Quebec (2003-2012)


Timothy O’Neill
Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)


  • Chairs
  • Directors
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Presidents
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • General Counsel
  • Corporate Secretaries
  • In-House Counsel
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Compliance Officers


  • Governance Consultants
  • Governance Lawyers
  • Public Sector Accountants
  • HR Professionals
  • Risk Managers and Directors
  • Public Relations Firms


  • Hear the latest legal and regulatory updates impacting Crown Corporations and Agencies
  • Discuss how to improve gender representation and diversity in your top leadership and on your board
  • Gain practical strategies to increase oversight and improve transparency in your executive and boardroom
  • Network with fellow professionals from provincial and federal Crown Corporations and Agencies and Public Sector Departments across Canada
  • Learn how to successfully tackle disputes within boardrooms and between boards, ministries and the executive

Venue Information at a Glance

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel

150 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2