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british columbia 2020 partners & sponsors


The Advisory Committee, management team, and participants would like to express our gratitude to our partners, who have contributed a variety of resources so that we can offer this innovative executive leadership program.

Our partners are helping to promote relationship building and reconciliation through leadership connections and economic development. Their support is providing emerging leaders with the tools necessary to tackle economic and social issues, and create an environment of collaboration between industry, labour, civil society and government sectors.


Royal Roads University acknowledges that we learn, work, and live on the traditional lands of the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) and Lkwungen (Songhees) ancestors and families. We also acknowledge the traditional lands and the history, and acknowledge sharing with the neighbouring Nations, Scia'new (Beecher Bay) and T'Sou-ke (Sooke).

Royal Roads university

Located in one of Canada's most beautiful National Historic Sites, Royal Roads University has a long history of excellence. In 2015, we celebrated 75 years of leadership and learning - 55 years as a military college and 20 years as a public applied research university.

We understand the needs and aspirations of our students, and we've created options to deliver an educational experience that fits your lifestyle. Our cohort model features group-based course work, providing a resource of like-minded peers for you to share, challenge and grow with throughout your program. Even after graduation, these groups continue to support your aspirations to ensure your life changing experience with us has enabled not only professional transformation, but a personal one as well.

air canada

Air Canada is the flag carrier and the largest airline of Canada by fleet size and passengers carried. The airline, founded in 1937, provides scheduled and charter air transport for passengers and cargo to 207 destinations worldwide. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance. Air Canada's corporate headquarters are in Montreal, Quebec, while its largest hub is at Toronto Pearson International Airport The airline's regional service is Air Canada Express. Air Canada has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity employers for 2018, the third consecutive year the carrier has been awarded this distinction.

The duke of edinburgh's commonwealth study conferences

Established in 1956, The Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conferences provide an opportunity for people from all over the Commonwealth to examine the relationship between industry and the community around it. The purpose was not to produce high sounding resolutions but to challenge the participants' assumptions and prejudices; to give them the chance to examine real situations and the issues arising from the interaction of businesses, their employees and the communities in which they operated.


Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Coril is the 100% privately-owned parent company of a Group of Companies operating in the following industries: Railway maintenance and services (Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc.); Real estate development and advisory services (Triovest Inc.); Real estate ownership and management (Triovest Capital); Personal health and wellness services (Inliv Inc.) Coril Holdings and its predecessors have a 120 year history in family business spanning four generations of Shareholders. Coril is focused on strategically developing its assets through prudent capital allocation, fostering a values-based corporate culture and leveraging our reputation. Our employees, management teams and Board Directors are committed to creating, inspiring and supporting world-class socially and environmentally responsible businesses that transcend generations. 

Songhees nation

The Songhees or Songish, also known as the Lekwungen or Lekungen, are an indigenous North American Coast Salish people who reside on southeastern Vancouver Island, British Columbia in the Greater Victoria area. Located adjacent to the Township of Esquimalt and the Town of View Royal. The community is comprised of five main families and several smaller families. Administration and Governance is under the authority of an elected Chief and Council.

Songhees First Nation's current economic development activities include land leases, off reserve land holdings, industrial marine construction company, gift shop, cultural tours of the Songhees Islands and convention/meeting centre. They are looking to connect with solar power generation, tourism, retail trade, security and more.

The commonwealth Leaders Dialogue President's Council

The Commonwealth Leaders Dialogue President's Council is made up of Patrons and Members who understand that personal relationships are the basis of successful initiatives, and that real leadership is required in a globally connected marketplace. The role of the President's Council is to provide examples of ethical and accountable leadership to Alumni, and to be active as speakers, hosts and panelists at programs and events.


Enbridge exists to help fuel the quality of life within communities where we work and operate. As part of our work, we support organizations that champion solutions for safety, environmental and social issues. We collaborate with community leaders to support local priorities, and we plan and implement initiatives that help improve the quality of life for residents. We also invest where we believe we can make impactful and sustainable change, and where our employees can contribute to their communities. Thriving communities offer opportunities for citizens to be enriched by cultural experiences, and opportunities to learn, grow and lead. Enbridge is proud to help make positive and lasting impacts, and our investments are a direct reflection of the particular needs of the communities where we live and operate. We are partners in building a strong community, and we believe in strengthening the social fabric of those communities.

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