Our Events

The Fraser Institute hosts a wide range of speakers, seminars and workshops at venues across Canada to promote vibrant discussions of public policy and educate people about economic issues.

Featured Events

Fraser Institute Founders’ Award Tribute Dinner Honouring Mac H. Van Wielingen

On Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary, the Fraser Institute will hold its annual Founders' Award tribute dinner honouring Canada's greatest business and philanthropic leaders. We would like to invite you to join us this year as we honour Mr. Mac Van Wielingen, Founder and Director, ARC Financial Corp., Founder and Former Chairman, ARC Resources Ltd., Chairman, Alberta Investment Management Corporation, and Founder and Chairman, Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership at the Haskayne School of Business.

October 12, 2017
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Calgary, AB

Fraser Institute Founders’ Award Tribute Dinner Honouring Edward Sonshine

On Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, the Fraser Institute will hold its annual Founders' Award tribute dinner honouring Canada's greatest business and philanthropic leaders. We would like to invite you to join us this year as we honour Mr. Edward Sonshine, Chief Executive Officer, RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust.

October 19, 2017
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Toronto, ON

Fraser Institute Founders’ Award Tribute Dinner Honouring Ian Telfer

On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, the Fraser Institute will hold its annual Founders' Award tribute dinner honouring Canada's greatest business and philanthropic leaders. We would like to invite you to join us this year as we honour Mr. Ian Telfer, Chairman of the Board and Director of Goldcorp.

November 2, 2017
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Vancouver, BC

Upcoming Events

Post-Secondary Seminar: Explore Public Policy Issues

Free one-day student seminar, for students aged 18-30, with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Montréal, QC

Séminaire post-secondaire: Explorez les politique publiques

Séminaire gratuit d’une journée pour étudiants âgés de 18 à 30 ans, avec présentations d’experts en politiques publiques, périodes de questions et discussions informelles. Le repas du midi est compris. Le séminaire comprend des présentations à la fois français et en anglais avec traduction simultanée.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Montréal, QC

Teacher Workshop: Issues of International Trade

Trade issues continue to be a dominant theme in our increasingly globalized world. Using economic reasoning, this workshop will introduce teachers to powerful tools for critical thinking that brings clarity to the discussion of current events.

Friday, March 31, 2017
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Toronto, ON

Economics is Everywhere: Applying Basic Concepts to Everyday Life (Student Seminar for Grades 7-9)

This fun one-day seminar consists of a mix of short lectures, games and activities that introduce economic principles using real-life examples. The format is similar to the senior high school seminars, but the economic principles are taught at a more basic level that is suitable for students in grades 7, 8, and 9.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Vancouver, BC

Why Do People Behave the Way They Do? An Introduction to Economic Reasoning (Student Seminar for Grades 10-12)

This fun one-day seminar consists of a mix of short lectures, games and activities that introduce economic principles using real-life examples. This program is a great complement to many courses including Economics, Business Education, Social Studies, and Career Planning.

Friday, April 21, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Victoria, BC

Why Do People Behave the Way They Do? An Introduction to Economic Reasoning (Student Seminar for Grades 10-12)

This fun one-day seminar consists of a mix of short lectures, games and activities that introduce economic principles using real-life examples. This program is a great complement to many courses including Economics, Business Education, Social Studies, and Career Planning.

Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Burnaby, BC

Why Do People Behave the Way They Do? An Introduction to Economic Reasoning (Student Seminar for Grades 10-12)

This fun one-day seminar consists of a mix of short lectures, games and activities that introduce economic principles using real-life examples. This program is a great complement to many courses including Economics, Business Education, Social Studies, and Career Planning.

Monday, May 1, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Burnaby, BC

Teacher Workshop: Myths of the Canadian Economy

This engaging workshop will present a variety lessons that will showcase how changes in governmental policies over time have influenced the long-term performance of the Canadian economy, as well as give students a basic understanding of economic statistics. Many of the lessons can be applied to any economy and directly compare the economies of Canada and the USA.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Toronto, ON

Toronto Journalism Program #1

This graduate seminar-style training program is for journalists seeking to enhance their economic knowledge and reporting skills and network with their peers. Through lectures, simulations, and discussions, three experienced economics professors will demonstrate how economics can be used to better understand the world around us, and provide real, relevant examples from Canadian society.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
5:00 PM - 11:30 AM
Toronto, ON