This year’s Symposium is entitled “Canada 2050: Visions of the Future”. It aims to explore how Canadian public policy decisions today will impact crucial issues in the future, such as inclusiveness, diversity, growth, and innovation.

The Symposium will have a lunch-time Keynote Address from Doug Saunders, author of Maximum Canada: Why 35 Million Canadians are Not Enough.

Throughout the day, there will be a series of panels discussing these questions in relation to specific topics. The topics for the panels are: The Future of Work, The Future of Cities, Immigration and Population, and Canadian Resources. We hope this cross-section of panels will allow us to reflect on how far Canada has come and stimulate discussion on the direction we want Canada to go.

The event program is now available here.

Symposium Overview

8:00 am ||| Registration and Breakfast |||

8:45 am ||| Opening Remarks: Massey, Munk |||

9:00 am - 10:15 am ||| Canada’s Future Population |||

10:15 am - 11:30 am ||| The Future of Canada’s Cities |||

11:30 am – 12:15 pm ||| Lunch |||

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm ||| Keynote Speaker: Doug Saunders |||

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm ||| The Future of Canada’s Resources |||

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm ||| The Future of Work in Canada |||

4:00 pm ||| Closing Remarks |||