AGM 2016 Keynote

Annual General Meeting

The Ontario Liberal Party is pleased to announce that we will be holding our Annual General Meeting in Ottawa from November 18-19, 2016!

Our AGMs are always a great opportunity to connect with dedicated Ontario Liberal Party members from across the province. Online registration is now closed, but you may register on site in Ottawa, Friday, November 18th at the Shaw Centre, Rooms 205 and 207.


Media Inquiries:


Patricia Favre

Vice-President Communications | Ontario Liberal Party

1-800-268-7250   416-961-3800

Delegate Selection

To become a delegate for the AGM is a two step process.

Step 1 is to be elected as a delegate for your riding association. Delegate Election Meetings are being held across the province in September and October. If you are a current member you will receive notice of your DEM date and location a week before it is held. If you have already missed your riding's DEM, your riding President may be able to appoint you to a vacant delegate spot. For further information about your Delegate Election Meeting, contact your PLA president or for the party office.

Step 2 is to register and pay the delegate fee. Register for the AGM online. Early registration rates close November 1, 2016 at midnight.

President's Guide

In order to send delegates to the Ontario Liberal Party Annual General Meeting, your Riding Association (or Student Club or Commission) must have a Delegate Election Meeting (DEM).

Each step in this process is required by the OLP Constitution or Rules of Procedure, and is similar to the process for holding an AGM.

Find a date and a location for your DEM. The last possible date to hold your DEM is Tuesday, November 1, 2016, one month prior to the OLP AGM. (Tip - If you have not held a riding AGM in the last 12 months, you should consider holding your AGM and DEM at the same time, as it will save your association time and money. Otherwise you may wish to combine the DEM with a riding executive meeting.)

As President you must notify the OLP office of the DEM details a minimum of 21 days prior to the DEM date. Therefore, the last possible date to notify the OLP office is Thursday, September 29, 2016.

The OLP office must mail out the DEM Notice to all members of your Riding Association (or Student Club or Commission).

Please help find a meeting Chair for your DEM. It is often recommend that the riding President be the meeting chair, as the President has an automatic delegate spot and does not need to be elected as a delegate.

After the DEM is complete, submit your list of delegates using the Delegate Election Report.

Help With Your Delegate Election Meeting:

If you have any questions, please contact the OLP office at This is where you can find any information and guidance you may need to help you schedule and conduct the DEM.

Executive Council Positions

Elections will be held at the Annual General Meeting for 14 Executive Council positions and 26 Area Coordinator positions.

  Executive Council Nomination Information Sheet.

Official AGM Call

A copy of the official call, highlighting relevant sections from the OLP Constitution, outlining who may attend the OLP AGM as a delegate:

  AGM 2016 Official Call.

Delegate and Observer Tickets

Online registration is now closed. You may register on site in Ottawa, Friday, November 18th at the Shaw Centre, Rooms 205 and 207.

Hotel and travel information.


Friday November 18, 2016 - Draft Agenda
2:00PM-8:30PMRegistrationRooms 205 and 207 (Shaw Centre)
5:00PM-5:30PMOpening CeremoniesCanada Hall I (Shaw Centre)
5:30PM–6:30PMConstitutional AmendmentsCanada Hall I (Shaw Centre)
6:30PM–7:30PMOpening Plenary – The Path to 2018
David Herle, Managing Campaign Co-Chair, Ontario Liberal Party
Canada Hall I (Shaw Centre)
7:30PM-8:30PMPlenary Session
Getting to the Heart of the Problem — Why Policy Matters

Sarah Prevette, Founder of the Future Design School
Canada Hall I (Shaw Centre)
8:30PM-9:30PMLeader's Reception
Governor General Ballroom (Westin Hotel)
9:30PM-MidnightHospitality Suites
Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA)
Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) and Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens
Team Ottawa Hospitality Suite
Westin Hotel
Confederation I
Confederation II

Bonaventure Suite, 23rd floor

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Draft Agenda
Rooms 205 and 207 (Shaw Centre)
8:00AM-9:00AMContinental BreakfastCanada Hall I and II Foyer (Shaw Centre)
8:00AM-8:20AMExecutive Council Nominations and Candidate SpeechesCanada Hall I and II (Shaw Centre)
8:30AM-9:30AMCaucus AvailabilityCanada Hall I and II (Shaw Centre)
Opening Plenary
A Conversation with — Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario and Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and Mary Kay Henry, International President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) – Lessons from the US Election - An Intimate Conversation with Mary Kay Henry and Premier Kathleen Wynne
Canada Hall I and II (Shaw Centre)
Coffee Break
4th Floor Foyer (Westin Hotel)
AND Shaw Centre
10:45PM-12:15PMPolicy SessionsShaw Centre
 The New Economy – Ensuring No One is Left Behind
Panelists: Mike Moffatt, Assistant Professor, Ivey Business School, Western University and Armine Yalnizyan, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Room 214 (Shaw Centre)
 Mental Health
Panellists: Stéphane Grenier, Lieutentant-Colonel (Retired), Canadian Forces | Mental Health Innovator; The Honourable Mr. Justice Richard D. Schneider; Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let's Talk Mental Health Initiative
Room 207 (Shaw Centre)
12:30PM-2:30PMLunch and Keynote Address
Hon. Kathleen Wynne, MPP, Premier of Ontario & Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party
Canada Hall I and II (Shaw Centre)
2:00PM-5:30PMExecutive Council Voting: Central Region DelegatesRoom 205 and 207 (Shaw Centre)
2:45PM-4:15PMPolicy SessionsShaw Centre
 Women's Economic Empowerment and what it means for the Liberal Agenda
Panelists: Lia Grimanis, Up with Women; Tanya van Biesen, Catalyst; Nora Spinks, CEO, Vanier Institute of the Family; Rhiannon Traill, President and CEO, Economic Club of Canada
Room 214 (Shaw Centre)
 Climate Change: Crisis and Opportunity
Panellists: Céline Bak, Founder and CEO of Analytica Advisors; Nisha Sarveswaran, Ambience Data; Chad Joshi, Founder and CEO of Advonex International and Murray McCaig, Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures
Room 206 and 208 (Shaw Centre)
 Organization SessionsWestin Ottawa Hotel
 Digital Outreach and Modern Campaigning
Geoff Sharpe, Senior Director, Advertising and Engagement, Data Sciences
Governor General I, 4th Floor, Westin Ottawa Hotel
 The New Fundraising Reality
Panellists: Zak Bailey, Chief Fundraiser, Ontario Liberal Party, Pierre Cyr, Operational Vice-President (Organization), Ontario Liberal Party; Susan Kushneryk, Lawyer
Governor General II, 4th Floor, Westin Ottawa Hotel
3:15PM-3:30PMCoffee Available
Shaw Centre
 EasternRoom 213, Shaw Centre
 Golden HorshoeGovernor General II (Westin)
 GTA CentralGovernor General I (Westin)
 GTA EastRoom 215, Shaw Centre
 GTA NorthRoom 212, Shaw Centre
 Northern Region (North East and North West)Room 203, Shaw Centre
 Ottawa RegionRoom 206 and 208, Shaw Centre
 SouthwestRoom 210, Shaw Centre
5:30PM-6:00PMClosing CeremoniesCanada Hall I and II (Shaw Centre)