A celebration of Politics, Policy, and the Change-Makers making it happen

 Are you a wonk? Do you have a passion for public policy, politics and change-making?

The Ryerson Leadership Lab invites you to attend Wonk Prom 2019 and join friends (19+) from across the country for a night of networking, music and celebration. Wonk Prom begins when the Public Policy Forum (PPF) Annual Testimonial Dinner ends - extending the biggest party in Canadian public policy and politics.

Not attending the Testimonial Dinner? Not a problem! Wonk Prom is open to any and all political and policy wonks and change-makers.

Any additional proceeds from this event will support student study trips through the Ryerson Leadership Lab.



Over the past four years, Wonk Prom has brought together young and emerging policy players, leaders and change-makers on the biggest night in Canadian politics. MASS LBP introduced the world to Wonk Prom in 2015 and kept the party going strong in 2016, before handing over the reins to the Samara Centre for Democracy in 2017 and 2018. Following last year’s record-setting celebration, with over 500 wonks in attendance, the Ryerson Leadership Lab is proud to pick up the torch and host Wonk Prom 2019!

About the Ryerson Leadership Lab:

The Ryerson Leadership Lab is an action-oriented think-tank based at Ryerson University that develops leaders and solutions to make progress on our most pressing civic challenges. Through leadership development, policy activation and civic engagement, we are building a new generation of skilled and adaptive leaders and change-makers, at all ages and stages, to build a more trustworthy, inclusive society.


The Ryerson Leadership Lab would like to thank the following sponsors who have helped make Wonk Prom 2019 possible.

Presenting Sponsor


Partner Sponsor


Beverage Sponsor

Gift Sponsor

Live Entertainment Sponsor




Steam Whistle Brewing Roundhouse

255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3M9