• 11 Jan 2013 10:41 AM | Anonymous member
    There will be a lunch discussion with Jacques Demers, the President and Chief Executive Officer of OMERS Strategic Investments, on the 14th February 2013. For event details please click here

    Jacques Demers
    CEO & President
    OMERS Strategic Investments

    Jacques joined OMERS January 1, 2009 and assumed the role of President and CEO of OMERS Strategic Investments. He plays a key role in the continuing evolution of OMERS into a global investment institution alongside major international capital pools.
    Under his leadership, OMERS Strategic Investments is advancing OMERS global footprint (with OMERS Worldwide offices now in Calgary, London, New York City and Toronto) by building long-term strategic investment platforms, including OMERS Energy, OMERS Ventures and others, and developing relationships with, and sourcing and creating attractive investment opportunities in collaboration with, other long-term institutional investors globally. OMERS Strategic Investments recently launched, together with Pension Fund Association of Japan and Mitsubishi Corporation led JIIP (including Mitsubishi, JBIC and MIZUHO), the GSIA (Global Strategic Investment Alliance) a ground-breaking “first of its kind” infrastructure investment platform to invest in large-scale infrastructure assets globally. Initial commitments totalled US$7.5 Billion with anticipated additional commitments to follow.

    Prior to joining OMERS, Jacques, a graduate of Université Laval (Bacc. en droit, 1976), enjoyed an extremely accomplished career as a corporate and finance lawyer, both in Canada and internationally. His practice involved significant investments, financings and projects in numerous countries around the world. In addition, he co-founded one of Canada’s most respected business law firms and served in various leadership roles within his firm and its successor firm and for a number of corporate and non-profit boards.

    OMERS is one of Canada’s largest pension funds with over $55.1 billion in net assets (equity). It provides first-class pension administration and innovative products and services to almost 420,000 members. Approximately one in every 20 employees working in the province of Ontario is an OMERS member. Through the OMERS Worldwide brand and OMERS Strategic Investments, OMERS Capital Markets, Oxford Properties, OMERS Private Equity and Borealis, our team of investment professionals uses a direct drive, active management investment strategy to invest in public and private market assets, including publicly-traded equities, fixed-income, infrastructure, private equity and real estate.
  • 11 Jan 2013 9:54 AM | Anonymous member
    If any of our members are going to be in Montreal this January, 
    why not celebrate Australia Day with the CACC? 

    Mr. Simon Selkrig and Mr. Jean-Guy Talbot (Chairman),
    from the Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce, Montreal Chapter
    are delighted to invite you to celebrate
    Australia Day.

    This will be the occasion to give tribute to many years of prosperous social and economic partnership between Australia and Canada,
    two distant but very similar nations.

    So please join us for a 6 to 8 cocktail, on Thursday January 24th 2013 at,
    Essence Restaurant Bar Lounge, located at 2001, Rue University suite 307 (corner of Boulevard de Maisonneuve West & Metro: McGill), Montréal (Qc), H3A 1T9

    Please note that seats are limited for this event,
    Tickets are $26.62 (inclusive of taxes and tip per person) for CACC Members and Guests,

    For on-line registration, please click on this link:

    Sponsored By

  • 09 Jan 2013 12:52 PM | Anonymous member
    Thank you to all those who attended the CACC Christmas Cruise on the 29th November 2012. It was a great day and we look forward to seeing you all in 2013! 


  • 08 Jan 2013 11:05 AM | Anonymous member
    The CACC would like to announce an upcoming lunch discussion with Mark Wiseman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) on the 19th March 2013. 
    Details and registration will be available on the CACC website shortly.

    Mark assumed the role of President and CEO in July 2012 and is responsible for leading the CPP Investment Board and its investment activities.

    Mark joined the CPP Investment Board in June 2005 as the organization’s Senior Vice-President, Private Investments. He was later named Executive Vice-President, Investments, responsible for managing all of the investment activities of the CPP Investment Board – Public Market Investments, Private Investments and Real Estate Investments.

    Prior to joining the CPP Investment Board, Mark was responsible for the private equity fund and co-investment program at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Previously, Mark was an officer with Harrowston Inc., a publicly traded Canadian merchant bank and a lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell, practicing in New York and Paris. He also served as a law clerk to Madam Justice Beverley McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada. From 2004 to 2007, Mark was Chairman of the Institutional Limited Partners Association, a non-profit organization committed to serving limited partner investors in the global private equity industry.

    Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Mark holds a BA from Queen’s University and a law degree and MBA from the University of Toronto. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at Yale University, where he obtained a masters degree in law and is a certified member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.

    In 2006, Mark was named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. He is a Board member for the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) and serves on the board of several not-for-profit organizations, including the Capital Markets Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Right to Play International. He is also a past Chairman of Youth Without Shelter, an emergency shelter for homeless youth.

    About CPPIB

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to pay current benefits on behalf of 18 million Canadian contributors and beneficiaries. In order to build a diversified portfolio of CPP assets, CPPIB invests in public equities, private equities, real estate, infrastructure and fixed income instruments. Headquartered in Toronto, with offices in London and Hong Kong, CPPIB is governed and managed independently of the CPP and at arm's length from governments. At September 30, 2012, the CPP Fund totaled C$170.1 billion. CPPIB is a significant investor in Australia, with over $5.2 billion invested in real estate, public equities, private and real estate investment funds, and direct investments. These investments represent approximately 3.2% of CPPIB’s total assets at March 31, 2012.

  • 16 Dec 2012 4:07 PM | Anonymous member
    Research and Business Development Officer

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Consulate General of Canada, Sydney to fill a maternity leave position as a Research and Business Development Officer for a period of 12 months commencing February 2013. You will be required to perform targeted research, analysis, and reporting on various industry sectors in support of the business development program at the Consulate. You will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining a network of local and Canadian clients and partners.

    The successful candidate must fulfill the following criteria:
    • Completed a university degree in commerce, economics or related subject
    • Fluency to a high standard in spoken and written English
    (Ability to communicate in French will be considered an asset)
    • Minimum of 3 years experience in trade and investment promotion, market research, client service/business development or a related field

    Candidates will be assessed against the following knowledge and skills:

    • Knowledge of the Australian and Canadian economies
    • Understanding of the Canada and Australia bilateral commercial relationship
    • Familiarity with current international business development opportunities, trends, challenges
    • Understanding of Australian market dynamics and business practices
    • Knowledge of government practices and policies relevant to trade promotion and investment attraction

    • Ability to analyse and evaluate information
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Self-motivation
    • Strong networking and client relationship building skills
    • Ability to interpret government legislation and policy

    Salary: $72,160 gross per annum

    This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and similar positions with various tenures. This list will be held for 12 months.

    Only Australian citizens, permanent residents or those holding a valid visa permitting them to work in Australia will be eligible to apply.

    Applications marked “Confidential – Research and Business Development Officer” with a resume and letter outlining how you meet the criteria above should be forwarded by Friday December 21st 2012 to:

    Administration Officer
    Consulate General of Canada
    Level 5/111 Harrington Street
    Sydney, NSW, 2000

  • 13 Aug 2012 10:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Australia’s 7th Canadian Film Festival, Possible Worlds, is pleased to announce its film line-up for 2012. The Festival will showcase 20 of the best new Canadian feature films at Dendy Opera Quays and Dendy Newtown from 13th to 19th August 2012. Selected titles will also screen at the University of Wollongong and the ARC cinema in Canberra

  • 09 Aug 2012 10:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Click here for August 2012 newsletter and your chance to win free tickets to a preview of new Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar.
  • 24 Jul 2012 8:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum: 23rd - 25th July 2012, 

    The Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum, a biennial summit aimed at fostering high level public and private sector discussion on international trade, investment and broader economic issues happened on  23rd to 25th July in Toronto. 

    This year's event follows the success of the first Forum held in Sydney, Australia in 2010. In 2012 over 125 leaders from business, government, academia and not-for-profit will attend.  

    Renewing the Partnership for the 21st Century was the theme for this year’s Forum including topics such as: opportunities resulting from transformation change in the Asia Pacific region; competitiveness and international trade priorities; approaches to the global economic recovery; leading edge policies for harnessing technological change and innovation; global food policy; the supply of minerals and energy in a resource constrained world; and the regulation of foreign investment.

    To view the media release about this event click here

  • 01 May 2012 11:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Canada's Minister of International Trade & Asia-Pacific Gateway the Hon. Ed Fast visited Australia and New Zealand for discussions with the Australian Government and business leaders this month.

    On Tuesday 1st May Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce hosted  a lunch presentation in Sydney featuring remarks from the Minister about Canada's active and ongoing engagement with Australia and the Asia- Pacific region.

    Minister Fast also discussed Canada's interest in joining the Trans Pacific Partnership.

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