For a Bigger, Bolder Canada: A Century Initiative Dialogue

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SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

580 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

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Canada’s population is rapidly aging and our fertility rate has seen a massive decline since 1960. At the current trend, Canada will only have about 50 million people by 2100. This means higher costs for healthcare, income security, and senior support with a smaller workforce to pay for those costs. In order to secure Canada's future prosperity we need to start working now to get to 100 million Canadians by 2100. Century Initiative has launched its report with its recommendations on building the national supports we need to reach this goal, and is organizing conversations across the country to raise and build cooperative networks to move forward together. Join us on November 25 at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue to learn more and share your perspectives on how we can build a bigger, bolder Canada.

About the Report
For a Bigger, Bolder Canada offers a vision of our country in 2100 as prosperous, inclusive and influential, building on its strengths and fulfilling its potential. It is by no means inevitable that we will get there. The future we desire will require a willingness among Canadians to bring a long-term lens to our biggest current challenges, meeting them with bold, forward-looking policies and significant investment to match. Canada is physically vast with a relatively small and aging population. Our long-term success depends on our ability to scale our population to 100 million Canadians over the course of this century while ensuring that infrastructure development, social programs and public support for this expansion keep pace. This as an ambitious but vital national challenge, one that if successfully met can make Canada an even better place to live, and an example to the world. This report offers a framework for thought, discussion and action around 10 issues that must addressed now if Canada is to achieve the scale needed for longer term prosperity.

About the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue creates real-world impact for society’s most pressing challenges by using dialogue and engagement to co-create solutions, exchange knowledge, support community-engaged learning, and to build the capacity of others in the knowledge and practice of dialogue.

Learn more about the Century Initiative and read the report here: www.centuryinitiative.ca

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SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

580 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

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