It’s never too early (or too late) to brainstorm talent for your next event. Check out our suggestions for some important national days, celebratory months and other events/holidays:


  • January: National Trivia Day (Jan 4); Presidential Inauguration (Jan 20); Bell Let’s Talk Day (Jan 28)
  • February: Valentine’s Day (Feb 14); Black History Month (Canada & USA)
  • March: International Women’s Day (Mar 8)
  • April: April Fools’ Day (Apr 1); Financial Literacy Month (Canada & USA)
  • May: Mental Health Week (May 3-9)
  • June: Pride Month; Indigenous Peoples Month
  • July: Canada Day (July 1); Independence Day (July 4)
  • August: Black Business Month
  • September: International Literacy Day (Sept 8); Hispanic Heritage Month
  • October: Indigenous Peoples Day (Oct 14); Cyber Security Month
  • November: Global Entrepreneurship Week; National Home Care & Hospice Month
  • December: Holiday Season! Surprise your team with celebrity drop-ins



Nik Badminton – World-Renowned Futurist
Chantal Hebert – National Affairs Writer for The Toronto Star
Bob Woodward – Legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist
André Picard – Health Reporter & Columnist


Anthony N. Morgan – Racial Justice Lawyer & Educator
Jesse Lipscombe – Co-Founder, #MakeItAwkward
Jeannine Carter – Former Head of Diversity Engagement, Facebook
Mark Groves – Relationship Expert

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Melissa Sariffodeen – Co-Founder & CEO of Ladies Learning Code
Ann Makosinski – CEO of Makotronic Enterprises
Devon Brooks – Co-Founder, BloDry Bars
Arlene Dickinson – Canadian Entrepreneur Icon

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Daymond John– Star of ABC’s Shark Tank
Chantel Chapman – Founder, Trauma of Money
Shannon Lee Simmons – Founder, New School of Finance
David Chilton – The Wealthy Barber


Ben Nemtin – The Buried Life
Jesse Thistle – Bestselling Author, From the Ashes
Corey Hirsch – Former NHL Goalie
André Picard – Award-Winning Health Writer


Harrison Browne – First Transgender Professional Athlete
Priyanka – Contestant on Canada’s Drag Race Season 1
Brock McGillis – First Openly Gay Male Hockey Player

Jesse Thistle – Indigenous Activist
Mary Walsh – Canadian Comedian
Colin Mochrie – Actor, Whose Line Is It?
Shaun Majumder – Gemini Award-winning Actor


Ross Simmonds – Canada’s #1 Digital Marketer
Omar Johnson – Former VP Marketing, Apple
Dambisa Moyo – Global EconomistSeptember:

Harnaryan Singh – National Bestselling Author, “One Game At A Time”
The Rebel Mama – Co-Authors, “The Rebel Mama’s Handbook for (Cool) Moms”
Molly Bloom – Author of “Molly’s Game” – now a motion picture
Brian Solis – Author of “Lifescale”


Ben Makuch – National Security Correspondent, VICE
Eddy Robinson – Indigenous Speaker & Educator
Gabrielle Scrimshaw – Indigenous Leadership Expert
Sage Paul – Leader in Indigenous Fashion

View all Indigenous Speakers here.


Patrick Lee – Co-Founder of Rotten Tomatoes
Zahra Ebrahim – Co-Founder of Monumental
Robert Herjavec – Founder, The Herjavec Group


Paul Bissonnette – Co-Host, Spittin’ Chiclets
Jessi Cruickshank – Beloved Media Personality
Adam Growe – Host, Cash Cab Canada
Sage Paul – Leader in Indigenous Fashion