Rick Smith

President, Canadian Climate Institute

Rick Smith has spent 25 years leading non-profit organizations that are dedicated to improving public policy through the creation and communication of the best research and evidence. Most recently the Executive Director of the Broadbent Institute, he has worked with a wide variety of stakeholders on a diverse range of issues with a consistent theme of reconciling economic, social, and environmental priorities. Rick is a noted expert on the human health effects of pollution and has co-authored two best-selling books on the topic. He holds a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Guelph and lives in east end Toronto with his wife and two sons.

Speaker Sessions

Climate Proofing Canadian Homes, Infrastructure & Communities: A Dialogue with Hon. Sean Fraser

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The Honourable Sean Fraser Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, Government of Canada
Celyeste Power President and CEO, Insurance Bureau of Canada
Rick Smith President, Canadian Climate Institute
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