150 Years of Canadian Business History was a national 2-day conference highlighting 150 Years of Canadian Business, presented in conjunction with Canada’s Sesquicentennial birthday celebrations. The conference was multi-disciplinary and participants included academics, business leaders, professional archivists, students and the public.

The conference was organized by The Canadian Business History Association – l’association canadienne pour l’histoire des affaires (CBHA/ACHA).

The conference presented a range of session topics on business sectors that have played an important role in shaping the Canadian economy since Confederation. Keynote dinner and luncheon speakers were presented by high-profile experts and addressed broad issues on several topics.

An edited book of selected proceedings has been published. This permanent digital archive of the conference and the book publication are maintained with free public access.

Date: September 11-12, 2017

Location: Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Presenting Sponsors: Power Corporation of Canada, Great-West Lifeco

Partner Sponsors: Historica Canada, Deloitte, TD Bank Group, Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History

Co-Presenters: Historica Canada; Canada’s History Society; Michael Lee Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship; Oral History Centre, University of Winnipeg; Department of History, University of Toronto; Economics Department, University of Toronto; Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History – Trinity College, University of Toronto.

Members of the Canadian Business History Association welcome people to the conference at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.