The Future of Work: Redefining Excellence in a New Era

Friday, November 17th, 2023

Delta Hotel Toronto

75 Lower Simcoe Street

Toronto, ON M5J 3A6


7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Erin Davis, Radio Host and Bestselling Author
9:10 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
Shirlee Sharkey, Chair, Board of Directors and Governors, Excellence Canada
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Opening Keynote Address
Dr. Lance Secretan, Spiritual Thought Leader, Author, Advisor and Expert on Corporate Culture
Topic: How to Reawaken the Human Spirit
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Keynote Address
Kate Davis, Speaker, Comedienne and Writer
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Networking and Refreshment Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Keynote Address
Linda Nazareth, Economist, Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker
Topic: How to be Ready for the Redefined Future of Work
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Presentation of the Board of Governors’ Recognition of Achievement Award


  • Ajay K. Agrawal, Geoffrey Taber Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation,
    Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and NBER
  • Professor David R. Beatty C.M., O.B.E., F.ICD, CFA, The David & Sharon Johnston Center
    for Corporate Governance Innovation, Professor of Strategy, Rotman School of
    Management, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Samir K. Sinha MD, DPhil, FRCPC, AGSF, Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System
    and the University Health Network in Toronto, Professor of Medicine at the
    University of Toronto and the Director of Health Policy Research at
    Toronto Metropolitan University’s National Institute on Ageing
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Keynote Address
Jeffery B. Moat, CEO, Pallium Canada
Topic: Igniting a Workplace Culture of Compassionate Care
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Keynote Address
Mary Deacon, Chair, Bell Let’s Talk
The Past, Present and Future of Mental Health
3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Networking and Refreshment Break
Canada Awards for Excellence
3:20 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. Master of Ceremonies
Erin Davis, Radio Host and Bestselling Author
3:25 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Mental Health at Work and Healthy Workplace Awards Presentations
3:50 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. Excellence, Innovation and Wellness and Organizational Excellence Awards Presentations
4:20 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. Order of Excellence Award Presentations
4:25 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Allan Ebedes, President & CEO, Excellence Canada
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Networking


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Excellence Canada gratefully acknowledges the support of the following Partners and Supporters of Canadian Excellence. We couldn’t have done it without you!

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Each year, the ​Performance ​Excellence ​Summit ​& ​Canada ​Awards ​for ​Excellence ​attracts ​500+ ​leaders ​and ​decision-makers ​from ​all ​sectors ​and ​includes ​a ​line-up ​of ​high ​profile ​speakers, ​presentation ​of ​the ​Canada ​Awards ​for ​Excellence ​and ​Board ​of ​Governors’ ​Special ​Recognition ​of ​Achievement ​Award. Don’t miss out!

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