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Explore Future Scenarios in Canada

The 2018 IPCC report warns the world has just a decade to take “unprecedented” action to cut carbon emissions and hold global warming to a moderate, but still dangerous and disruptive level. This will require rapid and far-reaching transformation, one of such scale and magnitude that has no historical equivalent. The time is ripe for the federal government to step up and move Canada towards a low-carbon economy and sustainable society. But what kind of changes are necessary?

We created an interactive scenario explorer that depicts likely outcomes from different development paths, based on degrees of institutional and social change explored during our Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3) project. Comprised of three scenarios—incremental, reformative, and transformative change—it illuminates the different ways our institutions, communities, and societies could develop and operate in the face of global climate change.

Changing the Conversation

We develop meaning and purpose through sharing our stories and in conversations

Some believe we have yet to begin the necessary conversations, while others argue there have been ongoing discussions over many decades that have not been heard. Some stories, such as growth have become so dominant, they have eliminated space about other perspectives. Changing the conversation is about re-enlarging public space and re-engaging different generations in virtual real-time e-Dialogues.

This intergenerational space is an experimental opportunity to rethink and reframe modern day challenges relevant to Canadian communities, to co-create innovative and scalable solutions. Governed by the principles of Socratic dialogue, this space hosts virtual real-time e-Dialogues and lead virtual peer-to-peer learning exchanges. It is also a repository for learning, best practices, tools and methodologies—a collaborative space to join or start a conversation.

Solutions Agenda


The Climate Imperative


Revitalizing the Social Sector


The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.