Ontario is facing fiscal and economic challenges. Given the current climate, we recognize the need for a more integrated and focused approach to engage business and civic leaders from across the province to address our most pressing challenges.

Through our Economic Leadership Series, we facilitate the development of regional and sectoral priorities that inform our economic strategy for Ontario. Leaders join together to drive a collective economic agenda based on five key priorities outlined in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s economic agenda for Ontario, Emerging Stronger.

In many cases, we partner with local Chamber of Commerce and industry groups to deliver the ELS in order to ensure our efforts and initiatives are aligned.

Feedback from each Economic Leadership Series session will be presented at the next annual Ontario Economic Summit in October 2015.

 OES Economic Leadership Series, 2012-Present

Growing the Professional Services Industry in Oakville

 April 12, 2016
 Developing a shared action plan for the Oakville area economy. Special focus given to the professional services industry.

Northern Health Economic Leadership Series

March 24, 2016
Session featured a panel discussion from experts in the medical field on the unique challenges and opportunities facing health care transformation and delivery in Northern Ontario.

Cross Border Business Travel Webinar: Best Practices for Travel between Canada and the United States

March 21, 2016
Webinar hosted in partnership with the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto focusing on the challenges surrounding the movement of professionals across the U.S.-Canada border for work related purposes.

Belleville-Quinte West Economic Leadership Series

December 8, 2015
Developing a shared action plan for the Belleville and Quinte West region economy. Special focus given to growing exports and talent retention. (read the report)

North Bay Economic Leadership Series

November 27, 2015
Developing a shared action plan for the North Bay economy. Special focus given to the manufacturing and mining supply industries. (read the report)

Cap and Trade Symposium

September 10, 2015
 Session focused on discussing Ontario’s future Cap and Trade system. (read the report)

Leadership Roundtable on Manufacturing

March 26, 2015
 Session focused on positioning Ontario for manufacturing economic growth. Presented in partnership with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. (read more)

Economic Leadership Series: Greater Barrie Area

February 05, 2015
Developing a shared action plan for the Greater Barrie Area economy (read more)

Economic Leadership Series: Ottawa

 December 03, 2014
Developing shared action plan for Ottawa regional economy (read session highlights)

Economic Leadership Series: Mississauga

May 28, 2014
Developing shared action plan for Mississauga regional economy

Leadership Roundtable on Tourism

March 26, 2014
 Session focused on positioning Ontario for tourism-driven economic growth (read more)

Convening for Global Business

March 05, 2014
 Multicultural business leader roundtable (read more)

Synergy for Growth

February 03, 2014
Session focused on developing a shared agenda for Ontario’s life sciences sector (read more)

Sault Ste. Marie Economic Summit

September 13, 2013
Developing shared action plan for Sault Ste. Marie regional economy (read more)

Ring of Fire Consultation in Thunder Bay

September 10, 2013
Charting the framework for developing Ontario’ Ring of Fire

Sarnia-Lambton Economic Summit

June 27, 2013
Developing shared action plan for Sarnia-Lambton regional economy (read more)

Ontario's Agri-Food Summit in Huron County

March 26, 2013
Identifying priorities in the Agri-Food sector for Huron County (read more)

Guelph & Wellington County Economic Summit

January 15, 2013
Building consensus among community leaders on the five strategic priorities outlined in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s economic agenda for Ontario, Emerging Stronger (read more here and here.)

Economic Leadership Session for Southwestern Ontario

October 09, 2012
Developing long-and short-term priorities for southwestern Ontario’s economy (read more)

GTA Economic Leadership Session

October 04, 2012
Charting the course for the GTA regional economy (read more)

Greater Sudbury Economic Leadership Session

September 07, 2012
Building consensus among community leaders on the five strategic priorities outlined in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s economic agenda for Ontario, Emerging Stronger (read more)

Greater Niagara Region Economic Leadership Session

August 29, 2012
Building consensus among community leaders on the five strategic priorities outlined in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s economic agenda for Ontario, Emerging Stronger (read more)

Hamilton and Area Economic Leadership Session

August 21, 2012
Building consensus among community leaders on the five strategic priorities outlined in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s economic agenda for Ontario, Emerging Stronger (read more)

Eastern Ontario Economic Leadership Session

June 28, 2012
Building consensus among community leaders on the five strategic priorities outlined in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s economic agenda for Ontario, Emerging Stronger (read more)

Thunder Bay and Area Economic Leadership Session

June 19, 2012
Building consensus among community leaders on the five strategic priorities outlined in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s economic agenda for Ontario, Emerging Stronger (read more)

Greater Peterborough Economic Leadership Session

May 31, 2012
Building consensus among community leaders on the five strategic priorities outlined in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s economic agenda for Ontario, Emerging Stronger (read more)

Economic Leadership Series Sponsors

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Government of Ontario

RBC Royal Bank