Calendar of Business Ethics Events

This calendar lists events on business ethics offered by other organizations. It is provided for the benefit of our members and others interested in business ethics, corporate governance, CSR and compliance.The Centre is not affiliated with the organization of these events. If you would like to promote your initiative by posting on this calendar, please contact Lois Marsh at

Date Title Organization Details
04-Apr-2018 Sexual Harassment and Moral Courage in the Modern Workplace

 Sexual Harassment and Moral Courage in the Modern Workplace, April 4, 2018


Ted Rogers Schoolof Management

CPA Lounge (TRS1-003)

On April 4th, Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers Leadership Centre series will be exploring the topic “Sexual harassment and moral courage in the modern workplace”. Leanne Nicolle, former executive director of the Canadian Olympic Foundation, who disclosed the sexual harassment treatment of then COC President Marcel Aubut, will keynote our conference. Ms Nicolle is now the President and CEO of Big Brothers Sisters Canada.

A panel of leading commentators will follow the presentation to explore many of these themes in more depth. The program is designed to permit extensive dialogue among the guest speakers and the audience. Media is welcome as all the proceedings are on the record and will also be broadcast on the University’s internal Ryecast web system.

Admission is free with registration

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09-Apr-2018 Present at the Destruction: Inside a failed attempt at digital transformation in journalism

 The Ted Rogers Leadership Centre is pleased to announce the following event:

Present at the Destruction: Inside a failed attempt at digital transformation in journalism

Mon, 9 April 2018
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Room TRS 3-109

Ted Rogers School of Management

55 Dundas Street West

Postmedia's "Product 2.0" digital transformation strategy was probably doomed from the start. But the story of how it was conceived, developed, and executed, and why it failed, offers insight into the future of media in Canada and provides lessons in the management of transformation in an age of disruption.

Speaker: Andrew Potter is the former Editor of the Ottawa Citizen. Between 2012 and 2014 he helped steer the local launch of Postmedia's "Product 2.0" digital strategy, for which the Citizen was the test site. He currenty teaches in the Canadian studies programme at McGill University.

Registration is free, but seating is limited so please register if (and only if!) you plan to attend. To register:

For more information, contact

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10-Apr-2018 National Corporate Ethics and Integrity Summit

The EthicsCentre CA is a proud partner of The Conference Board of Canada’s National Corporate Ethics and Integrity Summit taking place on April 10th-11th in Toronto.

The National Corporate Ethics and Integrity Summit will offer you a unique opportunity to hear from corporate leaders, board directors, seasoned ethics professionals about how they are re-invigorating their ethics programs and about emerging trends that will be shaping the practice of ethics and compliance in the future.

Summit session topics include:

  • Loblaws’ lessons-learned from the Bangladesh factory collapse and how the company’s supplier code of conduct was updated
  • Richard Bistrong, former FCPA violator’s first-hand experience with foreign bribery, ethics, and compliance issues
  • How top companies like SNC Lavalin addressed the effects of ethics and compliance investigations on their workforce

 Access the full Summit agenda.

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12-Apr-2018 Good organizations, bad apples

 Ethics Practitioners’ Association of Canada


Webinar April 12: Good organizations, bad apples

The next EPAC webinar reflects the unfortunate rise in allegations of harassment, sexual misconduct and abuse of power in many sectors of society. A workplace misconduct investigator will lead our focus on

- the best ways to articulate your organization’s norms and ideals for proper personal behaviour

- the tools to use in response to allegations of past or current misconduct.

We will include discussion of a case study. If you have questions or suggestions for this webinar, please send them to us at

Please use this link –– to register and receive your link to the webinar. It is free to EPAC members, $40 to others ($15 to students).

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08-May-2018 Tait Report Conference

 Ethics Practitioners’ Association of Canada


Tait Report Conference on 8 May 2018

Our full-day conference looking at John Tait’s 1996 report A Strong Foundationwill take place at St. Paul’s University in Ottawa on Tuesday May 8, 2018. Two of the confirmed distinguished speakers are Mary Dawson, former Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner of Canada (keynote), and Ralph Heintzman, Tait’s vice-chair and former head of the Government of Canada's Office of Public Service Values and Ethics. Click here for further details and to register:

Here is an overview of the programme:

Panel 1: The Tait Vision of Public Sector Ethics: Articulating a Culture.The Tait Report sought to describe the very identity of the public sector, its current needs, challenges, and ambiguities at the end of the 20th century. Did this values based approach capture the reality and the ideals of public sector culture? How well has it stood the test of time?

Panel 2: A Legacy of Public Sector and Organizational Ethics. The Tait Report partially explains the arrival of public sector ethics related leadership responsibilities, codes, dialogue-based ethics awareness programs, ethics courses for employees, reporting requirements from central agencies, and much more. How much have these initiatives transformed the institution? To what extent has public administration been strengthened by this work? To what extent has it fallen short?

Panel 3: Public Sector Ethics: The Next 20 Years. Changes in technology, Canadian society, and geopolitics are profoundly impacting governance. Which developments pose the greatest challenges for public sector ethics today and tomorrow? Which elements of the Tait legacy should we rethink in order to sustain public trust in the public sector of the future?

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