Jaime Watt

EXECUTIVE Chairman and Founder

Navigator Ltd

Jaime Watt is the Executive Chairman of Navigator. Widely regarded as Canada’s leading high stakes communications strategist, he is a trusted advisor to boards of directors, business and professional leaders as well as political leaders at all three levels of government across Canada. Jaime has led ground-breaking election campaigns that have transformed politics because of their boldness and creativity.


Jaime has also been involved in corporate governance education and thought leadership throughout his career and regularly provides expert opinion in challenging governance situations. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Directors Education Program, jointly developed and administered by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is also a guest lecturer for a variety of Rotman School programs, and the Ivey School of Business at Western University.


Currently, Jaime chairs the board of OCAD University. As well, he serves on the board of University Health Network, CANFAR and the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. He is a past president or chair of the Canadian Club of Toronto, the Albany Club, Casey House – Canada’s pioneer AIDS hospice, Canadians for Equal Marriage, Canadian Human Rights Campaign and Canadian Human Rights Trust among others. Additionally, he is the Chair Emeritus at the Literary Review of Canada, and a past director, trustee or governor of many organizations including the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, Stratford Festival, TD Bank Private Giving Foundation, Clean Water Foundation, Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, and the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington D.C.


Jaime appears often as a public affairs commentator in the media. He is a regular contributor to all CBC platforms across Canada. He also writes a weekly column for The Toronto Star and is a Policy Magazine contributing writer.

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Agenda: Day 1 Oct 5, 2020

Agenda: Day 2 Oct 6, 2020

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The More Things Don’t Change, The More More They Stay The Same?

Now that an ‘unnecessary’ election that had polls at a virtual tie between the Liberal and PC parties at the end is over, what’s next? Join us for this critical briefing recapping the election results overall, and specifically what this will mean to the future of a Health and Life Sciences Strategy for all Canadians to benefit from. Dialogue with your peers and expand your political acumen from an expert in Canadian politics and a long-time industry insider to:

  • Better understand how the Coronavirus Delta variant, rapid changes in vaccine information and other pandemic factors may have influenced election results and what that indicates for future funding opportunities;
  • Expand your organization’s potential in whatever role the health and life sciences industry can play in a post-pandemic economic recovery for Canada;
  • Position your organization in the best light possible for a future of profitable growth and favourable consumer opinion.

Benefit from an insider’s perspective at this can’t miss session!