An all-Canadian Recovery

A one of a kind opportunity to hear from business and industry experts on practical ways to help Canadian business recover by working together.

The Ontario Government in partnership with Canadian provinces and territories is proud to host the inaugural True North Free Trade Forum where over 900 participants from across the country will exchange ideas and explore new business opportunities.

Aimed at strengthening business ties across Canada to support economic recovery, the True North Free Trade Forum will look at the challenges and opportunities presented by COVID-19, as well as how increasing pan-Canadian trade could add up to $84 billion to Canada’s GDP.

The 2021 Forum will bring together businesses in the Energy, Life Sciences and Healthcare, and Food and Beverage sectors across the country. Topics such as technology, supply chain, logistics and transportation will also be featured.

The Forum will include:

  • Two days of live stream and webinar content focused on interprovincial/territorial trade and current, local market conditions
  • Sessions that highlight latest industry trends, business insights and opportunities from targeted regional markets across Canada
  • 1-on-1 networking that will foster connections amongst Canadian companies and stakeholders for potential partnership and collaboration opportunities
Free and productive internal trade has been part of the Canadian dream since 1866. Canada will need every bit of economic growth it can muster after the pandemic has passed, and The True North Free Trade Forum is a timely opportunity to help make that dream a reality.

Stephen Poloz
Former Bank of Canada Governor
Keynote Speaker

Participating Large Companies

Abbott logo
Canadian Hospital Specialties Limited logo
Metro logo
Hydro One Logo
Longos Logo
Yukon Energy Logo
Manitoba Hydro Logo
Alectra Utilities logo
Associated Grocers logo
Choices Markets logo
Save On Foods
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority logo
Montreal Jewish General Hospital logo
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montréal logo
Mmode logo
Mmode logo
Medicago logo

In Partnership with


Please note that a company or individual's participation as a vendor or buyer at the virtual True North Free Trade Forum (the "Forum") does not indicate an endorsement by the Ontario government nor by its government partners in other Canadian provinces and territories (the "Event Organizers"). The Event Organizers have not verified the truth or lawfulness of any statements or practices by vendors or buyers, and bear no responsibility for any financial or other loss stemming from their participation in the Forum. The Event Organizers receive no financial gain from the Forum or related activities.