Canada 2020 Series | Crisis to Resilience

Canadian policymakers are in the midst of one of the most important legislative cycles in a generation. As all levels of government grapple with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the choices our policy leaders make now will have a lasting impact on our ability to create a more resilient future. 

That is why Canada 2020 is launching a new media series called Crisis to Resilience. Our goal is to understand the thinking, trends, ideas and pressures that are shaping our collective response to this moment of crisis, and how we can build greater resilience in our society, environment, institutions and economy.

Over the next two months, we will be convening a series of discussions with policymakers from all levels of government as well as community, business and thought leaders to explore different dimensions of Canada’s turn towards recovery: improved connectivity, robust infrastructure spending, resilient trade and supply chains, environmental sustainability, and support to the most vulnerable.

Events are free and open to the public, and will be streamed live on Canada 2020’s Youtube channel, Facebook and Zoom platform. Subscribe to Canada 2020’s YouTube channel to watch our events.

Keeping Canada Connected – November 12, 2020

As the pandemic continues to transform our lives, a lack of reliable internet access is both a hindrance to far too many Canadians and a barrier to Canada’s economic progress and prosperity. Keeping Canada Connected will explore how we can leverage this moment of crisis to make generational improvements to connectivity infrastructure.

Getting the Infrastructure Spend Right – November 25, 2020

Canada’s long-term growth and resilience will depend on its ability to make transformational and sustainable infrastructure investments across the country. Getting the Infrastructure Spend Right will discuss investment strategies and new technologies focused on building more inclusive, connected and resilient communities.

Turning Point for Small Business – December 4, 2020

Central to Canada’s long-term economic recovery efforts is the health of Canadian SMEs. As a second wave of the pandemic threatens the survival of thousands of main street businesses across the country, Turning Point for Small Business will discuss the tools available for Canadian SMEs to weather the storm and set themselves up for long-term growth.

Indigenous Economic Reconciliation – December 10, 2020

This pandemic has exacerbated systemic inequities, resulting in a steeper road to recovery for vulnerable populations and Indigenous communities. This year’s Indigenous Economic Reconciliation event will focus on the urgency to develop innovative approaches to expanding economic and educational opportunities with Indigenous communities across Canada.

Canada’s Energy Transformation – December 16, 2020

Canadian policymakers are restructuring our public policy, regulatory and international approach towards Canada playing a progressive role in the global fight for a more sustainable future. Canada’s Energy Transformation will explore the shifting global energy market, Canada’s place within it and how different stakeholders across the sector are meeting the challenge.

Subscribe to The 2020 Network podcast feed, presented by Interac, for our new Crisis to Resilience podcast series, hosted by Canada 2020’s Alex Paterson.