For nearly a decade, the Broadbent Institute’s signature autumn event, the Progress Gala, has brought together Canada’s sharpest thought leaders for a night of insightful and inspirational dialogue on the critical issues of the day.
In an exciting new twist on an old favourite, on Thursday November 19th at 7pm EDT, Progress Gala 2020: A Digital Celebration of Hope featured 5 celebrity speakers and their incredible personal stories to inspire and entertain.
Jann Arden, celebrated Canadian singer, songwriter, broadcaster and author.
Anand Giridharadas, author of the New York Times best seller Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, The True American (soon to be a feature film), and India Calling.
Sandy Hudson, founder of the Black Lives Matter movement presence in Canada and Black Lives Matter – Toronto.
Valérie Plante, mayor of Montréal since November 5, 2017.
Waubgeshig Rice, national best-selling author and journalist from Wasauksing First Nation.