OCSI is pleased to release the Outcome Statement from the 3rd annual InfraForum held earlier this year on May 26, 2016 in Toronto.
Industry leaders from 19 organizations within Ontario's municipal and public works sectors and their partners in the private sector met to discuss the role that infrastructure plays in supporting the economic development critical to Ontario's continued success.
"The InfraForum allowed an exchange of viewpoints from a wide range of stakeholders on how infrastructure investments can best be utilized to promote economic growth and benefit the citizens of Ontario," said Carl Bodimeade, Chair OCSI. "Other benefits which could be realized include greater resiliency to climate change, better accommodation of future population patterns and demographics, and increased innovation. For these to occur, inclusive, multi-stakeholder forums such as this are essential."
The courageous conversations generated six main messages based on the provocateurs' challenge questions and issues raised by delegates. The outcome addresses how to leverage infrastructure investments for growth in Ontario and secure the future. (Click on link, below, to view the Outcome Statement.)
Plan to join us for the 3rd annual Infrastructure Forum.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - TORONTO
Leveraging infrastructure investments
for economic growth in Ontario
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STORMWATER - Christine Zimmer
(Credit Valley Conservation)
WATER - Krystyn Tully (Lake Ontario Waterkeeper)
SOIL - J.P. Marini (Terra Nova Environmental Services Inc.)
Mike P. Moffatt
Chief Economist, Mowat Centre
Mike P. Moffatt is one of Canada's most dynamic young thinkers. He is the Chief Economist of the Mowat Centre, an Assistant Professor in the Business, Economics and Public Policy (BEPP) group at the Ivey Business School at Western University and a Research Fellow at the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management in addition to being a regular contributor to Canadian Business and Macleans.
President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Allan O'Dette is the President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), the voice of 60,000 businesses from across Ontario which collectively employ over two million people and produce nearly 17 percent of Ontario's GDP. Prior to joining the OCC, Allan was an entrepreneur and a senior executive in the biopharmaceutical industry with over 25 years of experience.
Adam Vaughan, MP (Spadina – Fort York)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Intergovernmental Affairs)
Adam Vaughan was elected twice to Toronto City Council before voters sent him to Ottawa to represent urban issues in Parliament. As an activist and as a journalist, Adam has played a significant role in the social and economic growth of Toronto. On City Council he played a major role in reforming the planning process in the city. He led successful campaigns to rebuild and revitalize existing public housing stock while initiating new policies to create family housing, supportive housing and new co-op housing programs in Toronto. Before entering politics, Adam was a broadcast journalist for more than 20 years, specializing in municipal affairs for both the CBC and Citytv. He covered all three levels of government and has written about urban issues too.