The Walrus Leadership Forum: Trust in Democracy

The challenges facing our leaders and institutions

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The challenges facing our leaders and institutions

At The Walrus Leadership Forum: Trust in Democracy, speakers will discuss key findings from the 2023 CanTrust Index, an annual nationwide study conducted by Proof Strategies. This year’s version of the CanTrust Index will pose questions about which leaders and levels of government people across Canada find trustworthy as well as which sectors, corporations, services, and institutions have strong (or weak) trust levels.

With voter turnout at historic lows, our speakers will share their expertise to provide context and insight into how these perceptions can impact engagement and shape crucial decisions now and into the future. Join us to better understand how shifting trust levels across regions and demographics impact the health of our democracy.

Photos of Bruce MacLellan, Catherine McKenna, Genevieve Tomney, and Zain Velji


  • Bruce MacLellan, President and CEO, Proof Strategies
  • Catherine McKenna, Principal, Climate and Nature Solutions and Chair, UN Secretary General Expert Group on Net Zero
  • Genevieve Tomney, Vice President, Public Affairs, Proof Strategies
  • Zain Velji, Partner and VP Strategy, Northweather

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Online Event – Free with registration

Accessibility Information
We strive to be accessible and inclusive. If you require support to be able to fully participate in this event, please contact or (416) 971-5004, ext. 232. Live captioning will be available for this event.

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2023 National Sponsors

The Walrus is proud to recognize Air Canada as our Exclusive Airline Partner

The Walrus is proud to recognize Indspire as our National Education Sponsor

The Walrus is proud to recognize Shaw as our National Events Sponsor

The Walrus

New Year, New Stories

Hello and Happy 2023!
As we start this new year, we need you now more than ever. In these uncertain times, it is crucial that reliable media remains available to everyone. That is why we depend on your support to keep our journalism accessible and independent. From the economy to political polarization, the challenges our society is facing this year are too important for half truths. At The Walrus, the future of journalism is funded by engaged citizens like you. Together, we can preserve the integrity of Canadian media and ensure that our democracy thrives. Will you join us?
With thanks,
Jennifer Hollett
Executive Director