What We Do

Canada 2020 is Canada’s leading, independent, progressive think-tank working to redefine the role of the federal government for a modern Canada.
We do this by hosting events, producing original research, and starting conversations about Canada’s future. Our goal is to build a progressive community of people and ideas that will move and shape governments in the future.

Foreign Policy for the Future

Dear Prime Minister,

Congratulations on your election (or re-election). You deserve a rest, but regrettably you will not get one, because now you must govern. During the campaign, your attention was focused on the daily battle for votes, but now the future stretches before you. Your most important task—like that of all your predecessors—is to create the conditions in which Canadians and Canada can thrive, now and in the years to come.

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Photo & Video: Justin Trudeau at Canada 2020

Canada 2020 is Canada’s leading, independent, progressive think-tank working to redefine the role of the federal government for a modern Canada. We do this by hosting events, producing original research, and starting conversations about Canada’s future. Our goal is to build a progressive community of people and ideas that will move and shape governments in […]

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Setting the New Progressive Agenda, Canada 2020’s new eBook

Canada 2020’s new eBook Setting the New Progressive Agenda is now available. Download it for free right now on Canada20202.ca. Edited by Robert Asselin, our Vice President of Policy & Research, our book covers – in detail – what we think our country needs right now: bold and innovative policy prescriptions for a more progressive Canada.

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Original research, commentary and insight from Canada's leading, independent, progressive think-tank.

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Contact Us

Canada 2020
210 Dalhousie Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 7C8
Canada

Tel: 613 789 0000
Fax: 613 241 4867
Email

Founders

  • Tim BarberCo-Founder

  • Susan SmithCo-Founder

  • Tom PitfieldCo-Founder

Staff

  • Andrew BalfourDirector, Public Affairs

  • Alex PatersonCommunications & Program Coordinator

  • Robert AsselinVice President, Policy and Research

  • Don LenihanSenior Associate, Policy and Engagement