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2022 WCM Champions of Change Gala

Wednesday, June 8th 2022
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Toronto, ON

The 20th annual WCM Gala will feature in-person programming in Toronto. WCM’s Gala brings together the most senior leaders in finance to celebrate progress towards equity and diversity. The WCM Champions of Change award recognizes excellence in leadership, commitment, and creativity in advancing equity in the Canadian finance industry.

Join us for an exciting evening of celebration and networking, while enjoying gourmet food, artfully crafted beverages, and entertainment

Please note the in-person portion of this event is conditional on Toronto's local public health guidelines permitting in-person gatherings like they currently do.

5:30- 6:30 pm ET: Registration Open & Cocktail Hour
6:30- 7:30 pm ET: Champions of Change Award Presentation 
7:30 - 9:00 pm ET: Food & Beverages, Surprise Performance & Networking

Ticket Pricing
In-Person Early Bird Tickets $375 (limited quantity)
In-Person Regular Tickets $429


Lara Zink

President & CEO | WCM


Keynote Speaker

Doug Turnbull

Vice-Chairman and Country Head, Canada | DBRS Morningstar Credit Ratings

Doug Turnbull is Vice Chairman and Country Head, Canada at DBRS Morningstar Credit Ratings. In this role, Mr. Turnbull is responsible for overseeing all of DBRS Morningstar’s day-to-day operations in Canada. As part of the executive team, Mr. Turnbull also focuses on the strategic development of DBRS Morningstar’s global rating business and senior outreach activities for the company.

Mr. Turnbull has more than 35 years of experience in the investment banking industry, and is the retired Deputy Chairman, TD Securities Inc. Mr. Turnbull has worked in Toronto, Tokyo and New York, where he advised government, corporate, infrastructure and public sector clients on numerous public and private market transactions.

Mr. Turnbull is Chairman of the board of directors of The Canadian Ditchley Foundation, the Canadian Foundation of Economic Education and Provident Healthcare Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation and the Advisory Board of Mera Cannabis Corp. Mr. Turnbull has held a number of board positions with public sector and not-for-profit organizations, including, Metrolinx, the Ontario Financing Authority, George Brown College Foundation, the Toronto Financial Services Alliance, the Advisory Panel of the Canadian Electricity Association and ORBIS Canada. Mr Turnbull was also Co-Chair of the Canada-Assembly of First Nations, Joint Working Group on Resource Development.


​Randell Adjei

Transformational Speaker - Spoken Word Practitioner - Arts Educator

Randell Adjei is an entrepreneur, speaker and spoken word practitioner who uses his gifts to Empower the message of Alchemy. He was recently appointed Ontario’s first Poet Laureate. Randell, is the founder of one of Toronto's largest youth led initiatives; Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E Edutainment). In 2018, R.I.S.E received the Toronto Arts Foundation’s, Mayor’s Youth Arts Award. Randell is the author of “I am Not my struggles,” a powerful Anthology released in 2018. Randell was also named CBC’s Metro Morning’s Torontonian of the Year in 2015 and NOW Magazines Local Hero in May 2017. In 2020 Randell opened up for President Barack Obama at the Economic Club of Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the dress code?
A: Business attire

Q: Is this a seated dinner?
A: The Gala is a cocktail style reception 

Q: What time should I arrive?
A: Registration opens at 5:30 pm ET

Thank you to our Corporate Champions

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