The Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference


Closing Plenary – Ottawa-Gatineau June 12-16, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

12:00 - 6:00 pm

All Study Groups arrive in Ottawa and are transported to the Ottawa Marriott Hotel

6:15 pm

Members depart on foot for Parliament Hill

6:30 pm

Reception and Dinner hosted by Speakers of the House of Commons and Senate in Hall of Honour (Business attire)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Study groups prepare report-backs at Government of Canada Conference Centre


At the Government of Canada Conference Centre


Groups continue to prepare presentations

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Groups meet with federal Deputy Ministers

5:30 pm

Plenary discussion on importance of effective national government with Wayne Wouters, Clerk of the Privy Council; Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President, Canadian Labour Congress; Lorraine Mitchelmore, President, Shell Canada Ltd.; and Ian Shugart, Deputy Minister, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Main Hall, Government of Canada Conference Centre

Thursday, June 14, 2012

8:30 am

Groups arrive at Government of Canada Conference Centre

9:00 am

Conference Chair makes brief comments to the Conference before the study group presentations begin

9:15 am – 12:00 pm

First four study group presentations, each followed by questions and comments to the group from Governor General

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Break for Lunch

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Next four study group presentations

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Groups return to Ottawa Marriott Hotel

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Reception at Rideau Hall, hosted by Governor General

Friday, June 15, 2012

8:30 am

Groups arrive at Government of Canada Conference Centre (by bus)

9:00 am – 11:45 am

First four study group presentations

11:45 am – 12:45 pm pm

Break for Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Final four study group presentations

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Participants return to hotel

5:45 pm

Buses depart Ottawa Marriott for Rideau Hall

6:00 pm

Group photograph taken at Rideau Hall

6:20 pm

Buses depart for the National Gallery of Canada

6:30 pm

Reception and Gala Dinner in Atrium of National Gallery of Canada

10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Members depart National Gallery

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Conference Members return home

Please note: the agenda for the Closing Plenary is subject to change.

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