Habitat Canada invites you to the 2021 ED/CEO Summit – ReConnected and relaunched!

Thank you for your patience while we made the difficult decision to reduce the number of guests at our Leadership Summit this November. This year’s event will now focus exclusively on our ED/CEO group and we’re happy to relaunch the registration portal today!

With a smaller group in attendance, we’re excited to really dig deep on some of the most pressing issues facing our federation today. The agenda has been carefully curated to ensure we spend our time together focusing on the important work that will help us achieve the goals of Framing the Future. This will include an update from our What Counts Advisory Council, a roundtable discussion on Wilfred Laurier University’s mortgage model research, Affiliate Health Check launch and the Common Accounting Framework. Plus, we’re excited to welcome back our friends at DATA Communications Management to present the Habitat ReStore brand work.

We will also be joined by Fenton Jagdeo Jr. who will deliver his thought-provoking keynote address, Innovating your Future with Curiosity and Strategy. Fenton advocates for radical curiosity, innovative leadership thinking, and forward momentum in ways that ensure unique personal and professional development experiences!

While we are committed to maintaining a safe environment with important safety protocols in place, we are looking forward to safely mix and mingle, with plenty of time on the agenda for networking with colleagues from coast to coast to coast.

The special meeting of affiliates will take place at 11:30AM ET on Friday, followed by lunch, and then you are free to enjoy your weekend.

The Summit website is your number one resource for agendas, venue and transportation details, mobile application features and registration details.

PLEASE NOTE: We have taken every precaution to deliver the 2021 ED/CEO Summit in a safe way.


We are currently waiting to hear back from Toronto Public Health regarding their guidance on administration of rapid antigen tests during the summit. We will update this space with their recommendation and direction. Please stay tuned for further details.

All delegates and Habitat Canada staff must be fully vaccinated and come prepared to demonstrate proof of vaccination to attend the summit along with a number of other locations throughout the hotel premises.

For more information, click here to be directed to the Health, Wellness, and Safety Protocols Tab.

See you soon and we look forward to you getting ReConnected!

Keynote speakers spotlight

Fenton Jagdeo Jr. | Advocate for Radical Curiosity

Fenton Jagdeo Jr. | Innovating your Future with Curiosity and Strategy

Fenton Jagdeo Jr. advocates for radical curiosity, innovative leadership thinking, and forward momentum in ways that ensure unique personal and professional development experiences for your whole team. He’s got a rare combination of experience as a startup executive, a civic leader on large public boards, and an advisor to large corporations. He is currently the youngest person ever to sit on the Toronto Transit Commission’s board of directors and his company Faculty; makeup for men, has gained the attention of Esquire, the Wall Street Journal, and GQ.

Habitat ReStore Brand Presentation

Thursday, November 18 | 3:30PM

Sharad Verma, Senior VP, Strategy and Natalie Mohamed, Associate Creative Director, Brand Strategy & Communications

Specializing in brand strategy, marketing strategy, and retail design, DCM has worked with some of Canada’s biggest brands and knows what it takes to build memorable, customer-relevant brand experiences. During this presentation they will present the results of their Habitat ReStore brand strategy work.

Home for the holidays...

Join us during lunch on Friday, November 19 at 12:15pm ET, as Julia Deans, President and CEO, Habitat Canada, wishes you and your families a safe and restful holiday season. We will view the holiday campaign video and have time to reflect on the past year and the ReConnections we made during the ED/CEO Summit.

We are also excited to present everyone in attendance with a little holiday gift that showcases local artisans, while helping to support their craft and local businesses. This gift has been thoughtfully sourced and curated between Box and the artisans themselves. You can see and feel the time, care and effort that went into each item and each box.