Creating space for transformative conversations
The Nine New Realities:
Issues Facing Canada in the International Arena
Before the deliberative regional dialogues were held, Canada’s World conducted preliminary research on the new realities facing Canada in the international arena, which included:
- an online dialogue in the Canada’s World Facebook group;
- 14 roundtable sessions;
- interviews with over 200 Canadians;
- and, a poll of Canadian attitudes towards international policy, led by Environics.
Based on the research, the Canada's World Advisory Committee selected nine new realities — issues that will define Canada’s role in the world in the next 10 to 15 years — as themes to focus the citizens' dialogues.
In order to provide dialogue participants with the tools to discuss these topics, the cross-Canada team produced discussion guides on each of the following nine new realities: