Events

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.

  • November 28, 2019 Vancouver, BC

    November 28: Reporting the Voiceless: Mainstreaming Marginalized Issues in the Philippines Media

    Where

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

    When

    November 28, 2019 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

    Patricia Evangelista, selected as this year’s Marshall McLuhan Fellow, will discuss her experiences covering under-reported issues in the Philippines, the implications for those on the margins, and the challenges and efforts of bringing to light difficult and unpopular stories.

    In her talk at APF Canada, Patricia will underscore the significant role the media play as a social conscience, and one that influences public policy and action. She will also discuss what journalists should do to responsibly communicate stories of those on the margins at a time when human rights and other fundamental freedoms in the Philippines are under the spotlight.

    The Marshall McLuhan Award is presented every year by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility and the Canadian Embassy in the Philippines to a Filipino/Filipina journalist who has done excellent work in the preceding year.

    About Patricia Evangelista:

    Patricia Evangelista is this year’s McLuhan Fellow and a multimedia journalist for the online news organization, Rappler, in the Philippines. She specializes in reporting disasters, conflicts, and development issues. She also has covered human rights-related stories, extra-judicial killings, and the long national campaign for the legislation of reproductive rights. 

    She has produced documentaries and long-form multimedia reportage that brought her international acclaim and recognition:  Her reporting of armed conflict as well as the aftermath of supertyphoon Haiyan were awarded the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for exceptional journalism in dangerous conditions. She is a recipient of two New York Festivals medals for her documentary work. Her recent work for Rappler received the Human Rights Press Award, three Society of Publishers in Asia awards for Excellence in Feature Writing, Investigative Reporting and Human Rights Reporting. 

    Patricia is a fellow of the South East Asian Press Alliance, the Dart Center Ochberg International Fellowship for Trauma, and the 2018 Logan Nonfiction Fellowship at the Carey Institute for Global Good. She is currently completing a non-fiction book on the Philippine drug war.

    Please RSVP to events@asiapacific.ca

    Add to Calendar 11/28/2019 12:00 11/28/2019 13:30 America/Vancouver November 28: Reporting the Voiceless: Mainstreaming Marginalized Issues in the Philippines Media

    Patricia Evangelista, selected as this year’s Marshall McLuhan Fellow, will discuss her experiences covering under-reported issues in the Philippines, the implications for those on the margins, and the challenges and efforts of bringing to light difficult and unpopular stories.

    In her talk at APF Canada, Patricia will underscore the significant role the media play as a social conscience, and one that influences public policy and action. She will also discuss what journalists should do to responsibly communicate stories of those on the margins at a time when human rights and other fundamental freedoms in the Philippines are under the spotlight.

    The Marshall McLuhan Award is presented every year by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility and the Canadian Embassy in the Philippines to a Filipino/Filipina journalist who has done excellent work in the preceding year.

    About Patricia Evangelista:

    Patricia Evangelista is this year’s McLuhan Fellow and a multimedia journalist for the online news organization, Rappler, in the Philippines. She specializes in reporting disasters, conflicts, and development issues. She also has covered human rights-related stories, extra-judicial killings, and the long national campaign for the legislation of reproductive rights. 

    She has produced documentaries and long-form multimedia reportage that brought her international acclaim and recognition:  Her reporting of armed conflict as well as the aftermath of supertyphoon Haiyan were awarded the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for exceptional journalism in dangerous conditions. She is a recipient of two New York Festivals medals for her documentary work. Her recent work for Rappler received the Human Rights Press Award, three Society of Publishers in Asia awards for Excellence in Feature Writing, Investigative Reporting and Human Rights Reporting. 

    Patricia is a fellow of the South East Asian Press Alliance, the Dart Center Ochberg International Fellowship for Trauma, and the 2018 Logan Nonfiction Fellowship at the Carey Institute for Global Good. She is currently completing a non-fiction book on the Philippine drug war.

    Please RSVP to events@asiapacific.ca

    Where:

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

    When:

    November 28, 2019 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

    Contact:

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

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

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

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  • February 27, 2020 South Korea

    February 27-29: Canada’s First Women-Only Business Mission to South Korea

    When

    February 27 to 29, 2020

    Contact

    A.W. Lee
    E: a.w.lee@asiapacific.ca
    T: 416-597-8040 ext. 205

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is pleased to announce that it will lead, with strong support from the private and public sectors, Canada's first women-only business mission to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) February 27-29, 2020. Following the success of the first women-only business mission to Japan in April 2019, APF Canada will continue helping women entrepreneurs in Canada to diversify and expand trade opportunities into other Asian markets.

    The three-day mission will be hosted in venues of partner organizations in Seoul and possibly one other location outside of Seoul. Events will include business-to-business matching and networking opportunities, industry site visits, and bilateral discussions of women's economic advancement strategies featuring high-level business and thought leaders from Canada and South Korea.

    For more information, and to apply to join the women-only business mission to South Korea, click here.

    Add to Calendar 02/27/2020 08:00 02/29/2020 20:00 America/Vancouver February 27-29: Canada’s First Women-Only Business Mission to South Korea

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is pleased to announce that it will lead, with strong support from the private and public sectors, Canada's first women-only business mission to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) February 27-29, 2020. Following the success of the first women-only business mission to Japan in April 2019, APF Canada will continue helping women entrepreneurs in Canada to diversify and expand trade opportunities into other Asian markets.

    The three-day mission will be hosted in venues of partner organizations in Seoul and possibly one other location outside of Seoul. Events will include business-to-business matching and networking opportunities, industry site visits, and bilateral discussions of women's economic advancement strategies featuring high-level business and thought leaders from Canada and South Korea.

    For more information, and to apply to join the women-only business mission to South Korea, click here.

    When:

    February 27 to 29, 2020

    Contact:

    A.W. Lee
    E: a.w.lee@asiapacific.ca
    T: 416-597-8040 ext. 205

    South Korea

    A.W. Lee
    E: a.w.lee@asiapacific.ca
    T: 416-597-8040 ext. 205

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Recent Events

  • October 30, 2019 Vancouver, BC

    October 30: National Opinion Poll: Canadian Views on Human Capital From Asia

    Where

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

    When

    Wednesday October 30, 2019 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada invites you to the launch of its 2019 National Opinion Poll: Canadian Views on Human Capital from Asia on October 30th, 2019 in Vancouver.

    As the development of increasingly sophisticated technologies drives the demand for high-skilled talent, Asia, with a young and educated workforce and now a leader in research, presents a hopeful opportunity for Canada.

    With an aim to inform public policies around attracting and retaining international talent, this edition of APF Canada’s National Opinion Poll assesses Canadian attitudes toward the recruitment of foreign workers with special attention to high-skilled talent from Asia, its importance to the future of the Canadian economy, and immigration policies Canada should pursue.

    Presentation & Q&A Session with APF Canada’s Surveys and Polling Team

    Followed by Reception

    Seating is limited, please RSVP to events@asiapacific.ca

    Note: This event is open to media; registration is required via events@asiapacific.ca

  • October 9, 2019 Toronto, ON

    Oct 9 and 10: Technology and Geopolitics: Navigating a Future of Tech Uncertainty

    Where

    Toronto 

    When

    Wednesday October 9, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Thursday October 10, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

    Contact

    Event at Capacity.

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is dedicated to strengthening multi-sectoral linkages between Canada and Asia by promoting bilateral and multilateral dialogues around technology, economic, political, and security issues. In line with this mandate, APF Canada will convene a 1.5-day conference in Toronto on October 9 & 10, 2019 to examine the intersect between technology and geopolitics; specifically, the challenges and opportunities around technology adoption, markets and investment, development, and standards within the broader global context of U.S.-China technology competition.

    Canada’s future economic development and competitiveness depends on its ability to successfully navigate this difficult terrain. Yet, Canadian businesses and governments will find it increasingly difficult to make decisions about which technologies to pursue, to develop, and to adopt based on technical criteria. Neither will the state’s choices be cost-free, with potentially far-reaching impacts on trade and investment. A clear discussion on Canadian national interests and strategies for dealing with this technology ‘divide’ is, therefore, critical.     

    By Invitation Only

    With thanks to our sponsors:

     

     

  • August 24, 2019 Toronto, ON

    August 24: Gala Dinner Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Canada-Japan Relations

    Where

    Royal Ontario Museum
    100 Queens Park
    Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

    When

    Saturday August 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

    Contact

    Jordan Dupuis (416) 597-8040 x204

    or

    Kate Scullin (416) 597-8040 x206

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and The Japan Society are pleased to co-present a Gala Dinner on Saturday, August 24, 2019, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan, the 35th anniversary of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and the 30th anniversary of The Japan Society. The Gala will be held at the Royal Ontario Museum.

    Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado will be our distinguished guest and will give the evening’s keynote address. The evening will also feature special performances by Grammy-nominated pianist Makoto Ozone and Juno-nominated jazz vocalist Dione Taylor.

    Photo of Makota Ozone, by Kobayashi Yamaha; Dione Taylor by Soular Productions

    Further, the Order of Rising Sun will be presented to Ben Ciprietti, President of The Japan Society, for his service to Canada-Japan relations.

    Proceeds from the Gala Dinner will support the Royal Ontario Museum's work on Japanese Art & Culture, including programming for the Prince Takamado Gallery, and Japan Festival Canada 2019.

    Registration for the Gala Dinner is now closed.

    If you have any questions, please contact:

    Jordan Dupuis (416) 597-8040 x204

    or

    Kate Scullin (416) 597-8040 x206


    Distinguished Guest
    Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado

    Her Imperial Highness Princess Hisako Takamado was born in Tokyo and studied at Sacred Heart Girls’ School. When her father was posted to the U.S.A. and to the U.K., the family moved to these countries. She is a graduate of Cambridge University where her subjects were Chinese Studies, Archaeology and Anthropology. She married His Imperial Highness Prince Norihito in 1984 and they were blessed with three daughters. She is the Honorary Patron or President of many organisations including BirdLife International, the International Kyudo Federation and the Japan Football Association. Her hobbies are painting, birdwatching, photography, tennis and kyudo. She is the author of three children’s books including “Lulie the Iceberg” (Kodansha International), “Have Netsuke Will Travel” (Kodansha), a collection of bird photographs “Yori-Dori, Mi-Dori” amongst others.

    Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado continues to maintain the strong connection to Canada established by HIH the late Prince Takamado, who attended Queen’s University from 1978 to 1981. Their third daughter, Mrs. Ayako Moriya (who renounced her imperial status after marrying a commoner), studied abroad at Camosun College and the University of British Columbia from 2013-2015.

    To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the establishment of Canada’s first diplomatic legation in Japan in 1929, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) has invited Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado to embark on a six-city tour of Canada in August, visiting institutions, organizations and community groups that have worked to strengthen bonds between Canada and Japan, recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to Canada-Japan relations, and commemorating 90 years of friendship and cooperation. HIH Princess Takamado will visit Toronto, Ottawa, Charlottetown, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria.


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    Proceeds will benefit:

    Japanese Art & Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum. The ROM is home to Canada’s largest collection of Japanese art and culture, with over 10,000 objects and works of art, some of which are on view in the country’s only gallery dedicated to Japanese art and culture, the Prince Takamado Gallery. The collections and the gallery are overseen by Canada’s first curator who is solely in charge of Japanese art and culture. Your support will enhance a reinvigorated program of Japan at the Museum.

    Japan Festival CANADA 2019, the largest Japanese Cultural Festival in North America, will proudly return to Mississauga Celebration Square on August 24-25, bringing Japanese food, culture and technologies to Canada and to the world. This year marks the 90th Anniversary of the establishment of the first Canadian diplomatic legation in Japan; and Japan Festival CANADA 2019 is celebrating the further establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan by commemorating this special milestone together with a large crowd of attendees.

    Presented by:
    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. APF Canada is dedicated to strengthening ties between Canada and Asia with a focus on expanding economic relations through trade, investment and innovation; promoting Canada’s expertise in offering solutions to Asia’s climate change, energy, food security and natural resource management challenges; building Asia skills and competencies among Canadians, including young Canadians; and improving Canadians’ general understanding of Asia and its growing global influence.

    The Japan Society is a national organization of corporations, professional firms, organizations, societies, associations, academic institutions, government departments and individuals which is focused on:
    • Enabling Canadian and Japanese business executives, professionals, academic leaders and government representatives to meet on a regular basis to discuss matters of mutual and collective interest;
    • Furthering strong and viable economic relations between Canada and Japan;
    • Enabling Members to acquire greater cultural understanding and the ability to establish long-lasting relationships; and
    • Supporting business, educational and cultural exchanges.

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