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Canada's World

Canada's World program page

Canada’s World was a non-partisan initiative housed at Simon Fraser University's Centre for Dialogue and designed to articulate a new vision for Canada’s role in the world. The project was the most comprehensive citizen’s consultation on Canadian foreign policy in history, engaging more than 10,000 Canadians in-person and 200,000 Canadians online.

Based on interviews with over 200 Canadian thought leaders and other research, Canada's World selected nine themes that would define Canada’s role in the world in the next 10 to 15 years to focus the citizens' dialogues. It then produced a series of bilingual, peer-reviewd discussion guides to support these discussions:


1.     Climate Change / Changements Climatiques
2.     The Communications Revolution / Révolution des Communications
3.     Conflict is Changing / Conflits en Changement
4.     Global Inequality / Inégalités Globales
5.     Rising Powers / Puissances Emergeantes
6.     International Law / Droit International
7.     Indigenous Rights / Droits des Autochtones
8.     Diversity Matters / Importance de la Diversité
9.     The Power of Cities / Pouvoir des Villes