The future we want. What does it look like? What will it take?

In an increasingly competitive global economy, with growing environmental concerns and levels of inequality, British Columbians need to start working together to promote the wellbeing of our province and its residents. Recognizing this, SFU Public Square’s 2013 Community Summit focused on the theme: Charting A New Course For BC’s Economic Future.

The Our Future, Our Voice Youth Forum kick started the 2013 Community Summit: Charting BC's Economic Future.

Designed for youth, by youth, the forum was a chance to grapple with economic issues, make new connections, and contribute to a Citizen’s Agenda for BC’s Economic Future.


SFU Surrey Campus, 5th floor


Sat, 28 Sep 2013 10:00 AM

The forum was recommended for those between the ages of 16 and 25, however anyone identifying as a youth was welcomed.

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The forum agenda included:

Remarks by SFU President Andrew Petter

Breakout activity: Navigating the BC Economy

Presentation by Matt Hern

Lunch and Conversation Tables

Conversation tables were hosted by representatives from business, government, law enforcement, academia media, the non-profit sector and more!

Dialogue Session: Charting BC’s Economic Future

Dialogue results will inform a Citizen’s Agenda for BC’s economic future and were displayed graphically at the Orpheum Theatre on October 3 

Decision Makers Panel

Participants had the chance to ask questions of decision makers representing the federal, provincial, and local levels of government.



Our Future, Our Voice was moderated by Kai Nagata.