Rod Phillips
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Wednesday, October 20, 2021
11:30 AM
 - 1:30 PM
Fairmont Royal York

The Honourable Rod Phillips

Ontario Minister of Long-Term Care
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Fixing Long-Term Care in Ontario

As Ontario is gradually reopening the province, it is taking further actions to protect long-term care home residents and staff. Join Canadian Club Toronto on October 20 for a conversation with the Honourable Rod Phillips, Minister of Long-Term Care and MPP for Ajax, about how the government plans to fix long-term care in Ontario. We look forward to hosting you in person or online.


LIVE STREAM: For virtual attendees, please note that the live stream will begin at approximately 12:40pm & the link will be provided closer to the event date.


The Honourable Rod Phillips

Ontario Minister of Long-Term Care

First elected in 2018, the Honourable Rod Phillips currently serves as the MPP for Ajax, and Ontario’s Minister of Long-term Care. Prior to assuming current his role, Rod served as Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks and Ontario’s Minister of Finance.

Before entering politics, Rod enjoyed a successful business career, notably serving as Chair of Postmedia, Canada’s largest news media company.

He also served as Chair of Afiniti Canada, a global artificial intelligence company recently recognized by The Business Insider as one of the “41 hottest AI startups worth at least $1 billion”. Rod is the former President and CEO of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, which reported a then-record profit of over $2 billion during his tenure. He was also a founder of Shepell.fgi, which grew to employ over 5,000 people worldwide. Shepell.fgi was acquired by Morneau-Sobeco in a deal which won the CVCA’s 2009 “Private Equity Deal of the Year” award. Rod has served as the volunteer chair of both CivicAction and the Telus Community Fund. Rod also served as Chief of Staff in the offices of then-Minister of Labour, Elizabeth Witmer, and former Mayor of Toronto, Mel Lastman.

Born in Newmarket, Rod has an Honours BA in Political Science and English from the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.

COVID Protocols

All guests, staff, directors, vendors and volunteers will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and government issued ID in order to enter the event room. In accordance with Ontario’s vaccine certification program, the only exemptions are for patrons under 12 years old accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult, or patrons with medical exemptions (a doctor’s note must be provided). Masks and physical distancing will also be required when not seated at your table. We appreciate your assistance in ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests. More details can be found here. 

(City of Toronto By-Law 541-2020 – O. Reg. 364/20.)


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