A Getaway in the Heart of the City

On November 16, join us at the Vancouver Club for an intimate event designed for in-house leaders like you.


Time Agenda

Enjoy a continental breakfast while you get to know your fellow attendees.

9:05am  Welcome & Opening Remarks 

An Inspiring Opening Session (sponsored by LexisNexis

We are cooking up something great here around technology and the rise of AI! We will post more information soon.


The Many Hats of the General Counsel: From Hockey Dad to Moral Compass (sponsored by MNP

When it comes to ethical issues, many in-house counsel feel like they are winging it. It can be challenging to ensure your organization is doing the “right” thing, especially when that organization has recently earned a reputation for not being on the right side of the line. How do you turn the ship around? Join Greg Draper of MNP as he discusses this issue with Grant Borbridge,Trimac Transportation’s Vice President Legal, who is currently facing that challenge.

Grant was appointed to the Hockey Canada Board of Directors this year, at a time of intense public scrutiny and soul searching for the national non-profit. Mandated with leading Hockey Canada through the urgent changes needed to ensure greater safety and inclusiveness in and around hockey, the new Board is also entrusted with restoring faith in this Canadian icon. Calling on his wealth of experience as General Counsel, his extensive knowledge in governance and his love of the sport, Grant will reflect on the role of in-house in leading an organization through transformational change and the duty to act as a moral compass for the organizations you serve.


  • Grant Borbridge, VP Legal, Trimac Transportation and Board Director of Hockey Canada
  • Greg Draper, National Lead, MNP LLP

Time to get that extra cup of coffee while you mingle


Getting Business Done in the Law Department (sponsored by Catalyst Consulting)

The Legal Leadership Team makes all the difference in getting business done. Five performance drivers require a focus on measurable results for the department. Because time is at a premium, objectives must be substantial and build momentum.

Join Catalyst Consulting’s Richard Stock for an engaging discussion as he calls on 30 years of advising corporate and government law departments to discuss the spectrum of management challenges and opportunities available to CLOs and GCs.



Get ready for a delicious lunch while you meet and greet


An Excellent Session (sponsored by McCarthy Tétrault) 

Get ready to be motivated to do better! We will be posting the details soon.


Fireside Chat with Chief Perry Bellegarde, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and Special Advisor to Fasken (sponsored by FASKEN)

The short description is understanding various interests and essential points of view when framing important conversations or negotiating with Indigenous peoples - but the best stuff is in the details, which are coming soon!


  • Chief Perry Bellegarde, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and Special Advisor to FASKEN
  • Kevin O’Callaghan, Partner, FASKEN

Take a break - perhaps a good time to exchange contact info?


Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

Back by popular demand, these roundtable discussions will be one of the highlights of the Retreat! Join your peers for engaging group discussions on a wide variety of issues impacting in-house counsel. This is your opportunity to ask specific questions, share your experiences and be inspired to face the challenges ahead!

The exact topics and groups will be customized to the participants. We will be asking for your input closer to the date. 


Closing Reception (sponsored by Baker McKenzie)

Enjoy the stylish atmosphere and sophisticated décor of the Vancouver Club as we cap off the day together.