WHY POSSIBLE CANADAS?
Canada is at a critical junction. As we approach our 150th birthday in 2017, we are facing many steep challenges, from reconciliation with Indigenous Canadians to the future of our resource-dependent economy to our responsibility to the world’s refugees ― issues that strike at the heart of this nation’s identity.
Yet, public dialogue about tough issues is too often divisive, knee-jerk and siloed. Too frequently the agenda is set by negative political campaigns sparring for votes. We, regular people, need to take back control of the message. More than ever before we need everyone to contribute to a constructive conversation about our future.
Possible Canadas is our response to this challenge. A partnership of diverse organizations, this is a space to engage in these important conversations. Join us in asserting civil society’s role in determining the future of Canada.
What do you want Canada to be?
This is the question 10 student journalists posed to their campus communities. They interviewed hundreds of students on 10 campuses, then produced in-depth investigations into how Canada could start to realize these visions. What did they learn? That despite all the stereotypes of disengaged Millennials, young people have a lot to say about the future of our country.
What will it take for Canadians to succeed in creating a good future?
In interviews with 56 insightful Canadians, Possible Canadas probed issues including the future of natural resources, pluralism and our place in the world. What Canadas are possible? How will the ways we think and act affect the future we will have? What is needed of us?