YCIF Ottawa Presents: An Evening with Mr. Len Edwards, Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Date: Wednesday, January, 23rd 2013
Time: 05:30pm to 08:30pm
Location: The Lord Elgin Hotel (Lady Elgin Room)
100 Elgin Street, Ottawa K1P 5K8
Price: Free for YCIF Members
10$CAD for non-Members
Keynote speaker: YCIF Ottawa Presents: An Evening with Mr. Len Edwards, Former Deputy minister of Foreign Affairs
Maximum attendees: 80
Chapter: Ottawa

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 5:30 – 8:30pm
Where: The Lord Elgin Hotel (Lady Elgin Room), 100 Elgin Street, Ottawa
Dress code: Business Casual

Young Canadians in Finance cordially invites you to attend a cocktail reception at the Lord Elgin Hotel featuring a keynote address by Mr. Len Edwards – former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. This is a unique opportunity to meet Mr. Edwards and ask him questions in an informal setting. This is also a chance to meet fellow young professionals in Ottawa from the private, public and political sectors working in areas related to finance, economics, law and accounting.

The event will take place at The Lord Elgin Hotel (Lady Elgin Room), which is located at 100 Elgin Street, Ottawa. The cocktail reception will provide one drink per person and hors d’oeuvres.


The event is free for YCIF members and $10 for non-members.  Space is limited – members and non-members can register at

As tickets will be verified at the door, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions with respect to membership status.

Please note that YCIF Ottawa's speakers’ series events are typically twice oversubscribed, and there will be limited non-member tickets available for this event as well.  Please register early to confirm your ticket. 

About Mr. Len Edwards

Len Edwards is a strategic adviser in Gowlings' Ottawa office.  Len has extensive international experience in the areas of international commerce, trade policy and political affairs, and in dealing with foreign environments, particularly in the Asia-Pacific.
Len has an impressive career in the public sector including most recently as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. During the same time period, he acted as the Prime Minister's personal representative for the G-20 and G-8 Summits.

Prior to this position, Len was the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, the Deputy Minister of International Trade. Concurrently, he was Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Commissioner of the Northern Pipeline Agency, and a Director of Export Development Canada.

Len was also the Assistant Deputy Minister, Asia and Pacific and Canada’s senior official to the Asia-Pacific economic cooperation (APEC) organization. He was the Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea as well as the Canadian Ambassador to Japan.
Over the years, Len's also held additional key foreign positions representing Canada in Geneva, Brussels (a NATO position), Turkey, and Vietnam.

About Young Canadians in Finance

Young Canadians in Finance provides Canadians working in the private and public financial sectors an intimate network that enables them to take leading roles in finance and economics.  We promote the collaboration and education of our members to achieve a greater collective success and build a more competitive Canadian financial system.

Young Canadians in Finance currently has over 600 members in our chapters in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, New York, Washington (D.C.), and London (U.K.). For more information regarding membership, please visit

For pictures from past Ottawa Chapter events, featuring speakers Wayne G. Wouters, Clerk of the Privy Council, Doug Hyndman, Chair and CEO of the Canadian Securities Transition Office, and Tiff Macklem, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, among other great events, please visit:

For more info, please contact 

Please feel free to circulate this invitation. 


YCIF Ottawa Executive