The Canadian Office Products Association and Canadian Home Products Trade Association are extremely pleased to have Janice Stein return to address our membership. This public speaking marvel and global affairs scholar will be addressing the current and future state of the Canada-U.S. relationship, providing key insights for business leaders.

As Canada’s number one trade partner, our relationship with our southerly neighbour is crucial. As Ms. Stein puts it, in the post-pandemic normal, “there’s no building back better, there’s only building back differently.” As mistrust grows between U.S. and China and “Buy America” sentiment grows, where does Canada stand? For exporters both directly to the United States and to third parties, rules are becoming thicker and growth in regional trade is outpacing global trade as the U.S.-China conflict deepens. Where do we go from here?

Join Ms. Stein on November 4, 2021 at 11am on Zoom in our first Making Waves session to find out. Registration info will be coming soon. For more details, you can email


COPA has lined up some great speakers through our partnership with York University’s School of Business, Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC): 

  • Keynote with Jordan Berman: Has COVID-19 Changed Change Management?
  • Sales Strategies with Sanjay Dhebar: Moving away from solution selling to agile sales
  • Unconscious Bias with Michel Shaw: Build Sustainability and Inclusiveness Into Your Organization’s Recovery Plan
  • Digital Strategies with Ramy Nassar: Strategic Foresight
  • Customer experience with Vafa Akhavan: Customer Experience Excellence – The Strategic Business Imperative

Keep checking the Making Waves event page for additional speakers and registration information.

If you have any questions, or would like to sponsor this event, please contact Nicole Gamble at or 905-624-9462 ext. 223.