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About the Centre

“Employees, customers, investors, governments, and communities are asking business to do more. This Centre will support business leaders, who want to heed the call and do well by doing good, in meeting these expectations.” — Jaime Watt, Founder of the Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation

Expectations of business are changing. Instead of simply focusing on profits or value for shareholders, businesses of all types are increasingly expected to contribute positively to all stakeholders. Organizations are increasingly expected to leverage their impacts on communities, the globe and society for the benefit of all​ as well as speak out and act on important societal issues​.

The Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation is an initiative that will help equip Canadian businesses and organizations with insights, tools, and support as they work to redefine and strengthen both the scope of their purpose and the contributions they make more broadly to society.

The Centre is led by Navigator Senior Advisor, former Premier of New Brunswick, and now CEO of the Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation, Brian Gallant, alongside a panel of experts in policy, governance, business, communications, law, and social responsibility. Powered by Navigator’s expertise and skillset, the Centre will help organizations who are interested in becoming more purpose-driven and better at contributing to the well-being of society as a whole.

“All organizations, including business, are increasingly expected to provide more value to stakeholders, speak out on important social issues, and help provide solutions to the world’s greatest challenges” — Brian Gallant, CEO of the Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation


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121 King Street West

Suite 1810

Toronto, ON

M5H 3T9

T 416.642.6440