External & Joint Events

External events

Events offered exclusively to WCM members at a special registration discount. Members can login to gain access to these discounts.

Finding Common Ground

Organized by: RBC Capital Markets and LGBT in Capital Markets
Date: Tuesday March 28, 2017
Registration: Please click here to RSVP
Ticket Price: Invite only

Event Details
RBC Capital Markets and LGBT in Capital Markets are pleased to invite you to Finding Common Ground, an educational panel-discussion.

LGBT+ advocates will share their personal stories and perspectives - with the aim of educating through experience to create a more inclusive culture across the capital markets industry.

Note: Attendance at this event is by invitation only and spaces are limited.

Angel Investors & VCs Joint Investment Event

Organized by: Angel Investors Ontario
Date: Wednesday April 5
Registration: Please click >>here<< to register
Ticket price: $295 + Tax

Event Details
Angel Investors Ontario (formerly "Network of Angel Organizations - Ontario") will host a one-day Joint Investment Event, in partnership with Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association ("CVCA") and Young Presidents' Organization ("YPO").

The event will feature a roster of renowned speakers, including business magnate and Venture Capitalist Terry Matthews, CVCA CEO Mike Woollatt, and SheEO Founder Vicki Saunders, and will focus on the continuum of capital and how Angels and Venture Capitalists can work together. It will bring together investors from across Ontario and neighbouring US states to:

  • Network with like-minded professionals and industry leaders;
  • Watch promising entrepreneurs present their business for follow-on capital; and
  • Improve investment skills and learn best practices by attending education panels

The Heller Group Presents...The 7th Annual Young Women in Law Charity Gala

Organized by: The Heller Group & Young Women in Law
Date: Wednesday April 5, 2017
Registration: Please click here to purchase tickets
Ticket Price: Non-member $95.00 or YWL member $80.00

Event Details

Please join YWL and The Heller Group for an evening of networking and fun in support of a worthy cause! 

Guests will enjoy an open bar, savoury hors d'oeuvres and delectable desserts, an opportunity to bid on silent auction items and win incredible prizes, and a complimentary gift bag. All funds raised will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth (CWCY), an organization spearheading efforts to exonerate wrongfully convicted youth and drive criminal justice reforms that will prevent children from making unreliable and coerced statements during police interrogations.


Organized by: SPUR Festival 
Date: April 9, 2017 
Registration: Please click >>here<< to register
Ticket Price: $15.00 for General admission or $10.00 for Students with valid ID 

Event Details
As the US looks set to repeal the Dodd-Frank Act (put in place to regulate Wall Street after 2008), Spur asks: how is financial risk quantified by those within the system, and what are the human factors – gut feelings, hormones and/or emotions – that impact that? From risky lending practices, to packaged financial instruments like mortgage-backed securities no-one really understood, the post-mortem on the financial crisis revealed the degree to which human irrationality, bias and cognitive errors drove the financial decisions of those at the top. Spur explores the confluence of economics, psychology and neuroscience that influence human decision-making in a sector who actions dictate the well-being of the world.

With Dr John Coates and Sheelah Kolhatkar. Moderated by Dr Dilip Soman, Professor and Corus Chair in Communications Strategy, and Co-Director, Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR), Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

For more information in regards to the event, click here. 

Global Fund Manager Mentorship Program

Organized by: INFRONT
Date:  Ongoing 
Application: Contact Melwyn Dcosta, Manager INFRONT Global Fund Manager Mentorship Program
More info: Click here 

Led by the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing (MCII), the mentorship program matches seasoned North American venture capital / private equity managers as mentors with high potential private equity fund managers in emerging markets. Fund managers in these markets have a critical role to play in attracting capital to small and medium enterprises that have a positive social impact. As a result of mentorship, mentee fund managers can enhance their management skills and become more successful in attracting private investment. And mentors have an opportunity to bring their experience and expertise to a make a difference and to contribute to positive environmental and social impact. 

It Starts with One: Be Her Champion

Organized by: Status of Women Canada
Date: On-Going
Registration: Take the pledge here

Event Description:

On April 16, 2015, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, launched the It Starts with One – Be Her Champion campaign. The campaign urges leaders in all fields to make the commitment to champion a woman.

The It Starts with One campaign is designed to engage leaders in both the private and public sectors as champions for women by taking a pledge to participate in formal or informal mentoring efforts. Canadians can make their It Starts with One pledge at women.gc.ca/startswithone. The website also provides information on the benefits of championing, links to formal mentorship programs in Canada, and a toolkit for initiating championing relationships.

  • The Government of Canada is urging leaders in all fields to take the pledge to make a difference in a woman's career or business by being her champion.
  • There are enormous benefits for women who are mentored, including accelerated career development and improved business survival rates.
    Championing takes mentorship a step further. In addition to providing advice and support, champions stand up for their mentees, promote them in their networks and expose them to new opportunities.
  • By pledging to Be her Champion you are joining a growing movement to help women reach the highest levels of achievement. Their success is good for women, good for the economy and good for Canada.
  • Once you have taken the It Starts with One pledge, you can keep the momentum going by challenging your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.

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