Upcoming Events

The Foundation hosts events throughout the year to support research and dialogue. Guests speakers from a variety of industries and backgrounds join in brownbag events with staff and the public through roundtable events to share their expertise around a specific topic. External meetings and conferences take place across the country and range from small, invite-only meetings to large, public conferences.

Recent Events

  • March 14, 2019 Vancouver, BC

    Clean Tech Opportunities in China: a Walk-through of the China Eco-City Tracker Tool


    Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Time: 9:30-10:00am PT/12:30-13:00pm ET


    For registration, please e-mail at:

    Is your company interested in pursuing opportunities created by China’s transition to a 'green growth' economy? Are you eager to discover the opportunities and challenges in the world’s largest market for clean tech products and services?

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada would like to invite you to a webinar to learn about utilizing the China Eco-City Tracker, a tool that allows users to track the changes in environmental protection performance of China's major cities since 2013.

    Things we will cover during the webinar:

    1. What is the China Eco-City Tracker Project and what information is provided by the Tracker’s data visualization tool?
    2. What initiatives have been taken by China to combat environmental degradation?


    • Iris Jin, Senior Program Manager at APF Canada
    • Evan Due, consultant to APF Canada; advisor to the China Development Research Foundation

    The event is free of charge, please make sure you register by March 11, and download the “Zoom Client for Meetings” webinar software in advance through this link. Further instructions for joining the webinar will be provided to you after the registration deadline.

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is a not-for-profit organization focused on Canada's relations with Asia. Our mission is to be Canada's catalyst for engagement with Asia and Asia's bridge to Canada, with promoting Canada's expertise in offering solutions to Asia's climate change, energy, and natural resource management challenges being one of our key objectives.

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  • January 28, 2019 Vancouver, BC

    Roundtable: Clean Tech Opportunities in China


    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2


    January 28th, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm


    To register to attend, or for more information email Jane Wang at

    Is your company interested in pursuing opportunities created by China’s transition to a “green growth” economy?
    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Canada China Business Council are organizing four roundtable discussions, Clean Tech Opportunities in China, which will focus on China’s “green growth” economy and the possibilities for Canadian companies in this market.

    Participants will learn about APF Canada’s China Eco-City Tracker and the role of APF Canada in providing policy research in support of clean tech business development in China.

    The sessions will take place in four Canadian cities:

    Vancouver, BC – Monday, January 28, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    900-675 W. Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC

    Montreal, QC – Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    Venue and time to be announced soon.

    Toronto, ON – Friday, February 1, 2019, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Gowling WLG
    1 First Canadian Place
    100 King Street West, Suite 1600
    Toronto, ON

    Calgary, AB – Monday, February 4, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    Dentons Canada LLP
    850 - 2nd Street SW, 15th Floor, Bankers Court
    Calgary, AB

    In addition, participating companies will have the opportunity to provide APF Canada with their perspectives on China’s growing clean technology market. Insights from company representatives should address the questions below, based on their current or planned business in China.

    1. What are the key business development issues your company faces with respect to opportunities in the clean tech market in China?
    1. China’s economic and environmental objectives still require further alignment and consolidation. What information issues does your company face with respect to clean tech development in China? How would your business model change with more information and at what level (city, provincial)?
    1. What do you see are potential avenues for Canadian business expansion in China in the clean tech areas of air, water, and solid waste, including in which geographical areas?
    1. How can policy research institutions like APF Canada, as well as other intermediaries such as CCBC and Canada’s trade missions, better aid in your company’s market decisions and risk assessments? Is the China Eco-City Tracker of particular interest? What information could be provided to aid in your business?

    The roundtables will be facilitated by Evan Due, a consultant to APF Canada and an advisor to the China Development Research Foundation, an institution initiated by the Development Research Centre of the State Council of China.
    Registration will be of interest to companies and professionals involved in the clean tech/environment sector. Participation will be confirmed by CCBC.

    The roundtables are free to attend, but companies must register in advance. Seating is limited. 

    For more information, please contact:
    Ontario: Noah Fraser, 416-954-3800 x320,
    Quebec: Claire Zhang, 514-842-7837,
    BC: Jane Wang, 604-609-6189,
    Prairies: Wayne Thai 403-910-2320,

  • November 6, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    Reporting from the Margins: The Role of Journalism in Covering Crises and Conflict


    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2


    Tuesday November 6th, 2018 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM


    To register to attend, or for more information email Mandy Ng at


    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is hosting a brownbag presentation by this year's Marshall McLuhan Fellow, Jeff Canoy, a broadcast journalist with Philippines media and entertainment group ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. Jeff has covered major conflicts and humanitarian and natural disasters in the Philippines including volcanic eruptions, landslides, and Category 5 Super Typhoons that hit the country. He has also worked on stories on the Maguindanao massacre, the botched police operation in Mamasapano, and investigative reports on extrajudicial killings and torture linked to police. He currently covers the Philippine National Police and the government’s war on drugs and is an anchor for the public affairs program Red Alert, focusing on risk reduction and disaster preparedness.

    Jeff's TV documentary, Never Shall be Conquered, about the Islamic State-inspired siege of Marawi, the Philippines’ only Islamic city,  recently won a Gold Dolphin trophy for Best Documentary under the Current Affairs, Human Concerns, and Social Issues Category at the 9th Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards in France. His stories on disaster response have won him several awards from the local broadcasters’ guild.

    Most recently, Jeff was an international fellow for the Malaysian Press Institute and has completed journalism programs at the Lauder School of Government in Tel Aviv, Israel and Columbia University in New York.

    For his APF Canada presentation Jeff will discuss his experiences in covering the war in Marawi last year, including challenges, gaps, best practices, and efforts to underline the significant role media play as a watchdog to strengthen democracy and rule of law.

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