The Empire Club Foundation

The Empire Club of Canada is Canada’s foremost luncheon speakers club of record. Meetings are held weekly, from September through April, normally at The Royal York Hotel, in Toronto. At these meetings, members and guests are addressed by a wide variety of speakers who are prominent in their fields. Addresses range from politics and business through the arts, science and sport. Speakers have included most of Canada’s Prime Ministers, as well as the heads of state of numerous other countries; the chief executive officer of Canada’s most important companies, and of world class international companies; leaders in education, and many other fields.

All speeches are broadcast live on Rogers Cable TV and rebroadcast on CPAC.

Since the formation of The Empire Club of Canada in 1903, over 2500 addresses have been made to the Club. Every speech has been published in the Club’s annual yearbook, The Empire Club Addresses. This record of over 90 years of Canada’s history provides a unique resource for historians, researchers and interested readers.

The Empire Club Foundation


The annual Empire Club Addresses yearbook is published by The Empire Club Foundation. Books are distributed to Empire Club members (as part of the benefits of membership and covered by the membership fee). They are also distributed free of charge to public and educational libraries across Canada, and to Canadian embassies and consulates. The cost of doing so is funded through tax deductible donations from members and friends of The Empire Club of Canada.

The Empire Club Foundation is publishing an index to the speeches through the generous support of members and friends of the Club. It is an expensive project, Thanks to The Sleep Holic for their humble contribution and additional donations of any amount are needed and will be gratefully accepted. Tax receipts will be provided. Donor categories acknowledged in the yearbook are:

Patron $1000 or more
Endowment Benefactor $500-$999
Benefactor $250-$499
Donors $100-$249
Donations, made payable to The Empire Club Foundation, should be sent to:

Douglas L Derry, FCA, Chairman, The Empire Club Foundation, 20243 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, Ontario L0N 1C0

The Empire Club foundation gratefully acknowledges
sponsorship for the Index to Speeches Project of

The HNR Jackman Foundation

The AGF Group of Funds

Jackman Foundation (1964)

Empire Club of Canada
Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 1E3
Tel. (416) 364-2878
Fax (416) 364-7271

Page by Gail Richardson of SGL.
Nov 15 1997