The Canadian Institute (CI) is the founding company of the global C5 Group. Canadian owned and operated, CI is responsible for the creation of over 1,700 conferences since its inception in 1985.


Based in Toronto, we are both a conduit and stimulus to cutting edge thinking and market trend development. We act as a barometer for Canada’s ever-evolving industrial and professional landscape, serving a vast array of sectors including Oil/Gas, Pharma/Healthcare, IT, Public Sector, Legal and Financial Services.


We have forged close ties with industry specialists, lawyers and other professionals within each community. Our annual flagship conferences include:

  • Regulatory Compliance for Financial Institutions
  • Shutdowns Turnarounds Superconference in Calgary
  • Superconference sur la Construction in Montreal


Over the past three decades, we have been guided by our core philosophy: growth and success occurs when the power of people and the power of information come together. We have developed new ways for our communities to engage, network and problem solve. And, crucially, we also listen. We seek out feedback and dialogue. We listen to the market and we evolve our formats, topics, speakers, and interactions based on delegates’ needs.


The Canadian Institute has become a byword for rigorous quality. We are still working with clients today who attended, spoke or sponsored 30 years ago.