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As a founding chapter of CABE, OEA has served political and business economics professionals in the nation’s capital for more than 45 years. With a focus on economic and public policy, OEA offers members a  program of distinguished speakers, events and workshops, in addition to our flagship annual spring policy conference jointly hosted by OEA and CABE.

What We Do

At the core of everything we do are the goals of keeping our membership and guests informed and engaged on issues of current and future policy, and giving them the opportunity to learn, communicate, network and build relationships.

  • Monthly Speaker Series – Members enjoy a discount to our monthly series of presentations, generally presented during lunch hours.
  • OEA – Bank of Canada Workshops – A series of 4 workshops per year for members to learn more about the latest Monetary Policy Report.
  • Mentoring Events – Recent graduates and students have the opportunity to meet and engage seasoned professionals familiar with the political and economic environments in the Capital Region.
  • Annual Awards of Distinction – The OEA recognizes the contributions of distinguished economists. A members-only awards reception, past honorees include former Prime Minister Paul Martin and Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge.
  • The OEA/CABE Spring Policy Conference – Held annually for over 30 years, this conference is renowned in business and political circles as a must-attend event.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 264, Station B
Ottawa ON K1P 6C4

Where We Are Growing

Serving More Professional Communities
Economic and political policy affects us all and OEA seeks to serve professionals and businesses in a wide range of sectors.

The Conduit Between Business & Government
We are uniquely positioned in the nation’s capital to bring together and improve understanding between two worlds that often work differently from each other.

Increasing Awareness
We perform a very important role in Ottawa and we want more of our colleagues and associates to take advantage.

Dec 10 2021
2021 Ottawa Economics Association Award of Distinction
Hybrid - Rideau Club and livestreamed 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bolanle Alake-Apata Labour Market Information Council Bolanle Alake-Apata President
jean_francois_larue ESDC Jean-Francois LaRue Past President
profile Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Andrew Wong Treasurer
Brigette Walenius Global Affairs Canada Brigette Walenius Corporate Secretary
Emile Franco Retired Emile Franco Director of Operations
Aimeric_Atsin IFSD Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy Aimeric Atsin Director of Communications
profile Labour Market Information Council | Conseil de l'information sur le marché du travail Steven Tobin Director of Membership
profile KPMG David Nguyen Director of Events / Deputy Treasurer
Nina Gorman Department of Finance Canada Nina Gormanns Director of Student and Young Professional Events
profile Bank of Canada Russell Barnett Member-at-Large
profile Dany Brouillette Member-at-Large
profile The Conference Board of Canada Tobi Fakorede Member-at-Large
joseph CABE/OEA Joseph Macaluso Member-at-Large
profile Hooria Raza Member-at-Large
stephem-tapp Canadian Chamber of Commerce Stephen Tapp Member-at-Large