The 2023 Better Canada Youth Forum
Join a national youth dialogue to shape the future for a better Canada
A better future starts with Canada’s youth. The day before business leaders, economists and government officials meet to review Canada’s first report card on progress towards a better future, youth from coast to coast will gather to give their input on what a better Canada means to them.
Aligned with Telfer’s Vision for a Better Canada, this national youth forum will convene post-secondary students from across Canada. You are invited to join a bilingual dialogue on what factors and strategies will help shape a better Canada. Participants will be able to join and contribute either in person or online. Telfer is working with national youth partner AIESEC Canada to bring together student leaders from over 25 universities for this hybrid format event.
The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa is committed to building a better Canada, and is a research partner for the Coalition for a Better Future. On March 6, Telfer will convene a national youth dialogue in conjunction with the imminent launch of the Coalition’s latest Scorecard on Canada's Progress. This inaugural Better Canada Youth Forum will connect business leaders with post-secondary student leaders from across Canada (25+ universities and other institutes) to discuss how to continue building a better Canada and a better future.
Discussions will evaluate key metrics that determine Canada’s success and how youth can shape their own future and build a better Canada. Dialogue will centre on six themes and three central goals: winning globally, living better, and growing sustainably.
• 9:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Registration and virtual event space start-up
• 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Hybrid Introductory Panel on Canada’s Way Forward
• 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: Overview of the Scorecard’s Metrics by the Telfer Research Team
• 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Facilitated Breakout Student Dialogue on Shaping Our Future (in-person and online audiences)
• 12 p.m: Online Event Ends
• 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Lunch and Networking Session for In-Person Participants
This event is organized in partnership with:
We are participating in #SDGWeekCanada March 6-10! We’re proud to be one of the many institutions across Canada developing #SustainableDevelopment programming, which includes this event, for this campaign.