On November 16, 2011 the Atlantic Council, Thomson Reuters, the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and the Embassy of Canada hosted a day-long conference to look at the actions and tools Canada used to so successfully weather the financial crisis.

Entitled The Finance Crisis: Lessons Learned from Canada and the Way Forward, the event brought together business, government, and policy experts to analyze Canada’s path through the crisis, outline the next steps for global financial regulatory reform, and look at prospects for global economic growth.

This paper summarizes the day’s main themes and conclusions in order to provide policymakers, industry executives, and thought leaders important lessons from Canada’s experience.