Elevate Breakfast

Elevate Breakfast

Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we couldn't agree more. Come enjoy a delicious breakfast while hearing from Francis Fong, Chief Economist at CPA Canada.


Francis will deliver an engaging presentation on the major trends impacting global, US, and Canadian economies, including geopolitical risks and potential trade disruptions—and what these trends will mean for Canada. He will also cover domestic issues, including the impact of low oil prices on resource-oriented provinces and the outlook for interest rates, housing, and household debt. Francis will also touch on the disruptive nature of technological change and how it’s impacting the labour market, including the rise of the gig economy, precarious work, and income volatility—these phenomena present serious challenges to Canadian families across the country.

Francis FongFrancis Fong joined CPA Canada as Chief Economist in February 2017. Francis was previously director of economic risk and senior economist at TD Economics, where he oversaw risk activities including internal and regulatory stress testing. He has also conducted numerous reports on a variety of social and economic issues, including immigration, youth unemployment, income inequality, financial markets, and labour market issues. Francis holds a master's degree in economics from Queen's University and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario.

$25 + GST per ticket.

In Calgary, the Elevate Breakfast will be part of Elevate Your Mind. If you’re interested in gaining additional professional development, you’re encouraged to purchase a ticket to Elevate Your Mind. Registration for Elevate Your Mind includes the chance to hear from Francis Fong as the morning keynote, and Elevate Your Mind attendees will not have to purchase a separate ticket to the Calgary Elevate Breakfast. Click here to learn about the registration options for Elevate Your Mind.


Wednesday, June 5
Edmonton Convention Centre
Salon 8-9
9797 Jasper Ave, Edmonton

  • 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. – Registration and breakfast
  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. – Presentation


Friday, June 7
The Westin Calgary Airport
671 Aero Drive NE

  • 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. – Registration and breakfast
  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. – Presentation

Registration deadline is May 17.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Cidel Asset Management


University of Toronto, Mississauga, Master of Forensic Accounting

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