Imagining Canada’s Future

Imagining Canada's Future

Research for a better tomorrow.

SSHRC’S Imagining Canada’s Future initiative positions the social sciences and humanities as essential to addressing complex societal challenges facing Canadians, to the greater benefit of Canada and the world.

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Future Challenge Areas



What new ways of learning, particularly in higher education, will Canadians need to thrive in an evolving society and labour market?

What effects will the quest for energy and natural resources have on our society and our position on the world stage?

How are the experiences and aspirations of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada essential to building a successful shared future?

What might the implications of global peak population be for Canada?

How can emerging technologies be leveraged to benefit Canadians?

What knowledge will Canada need to thrive in an interconnected, evolving global landscape?


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Knowledge Synthesis Grants

How will Canada continue to thrive in an interconnected world and evolving global landscape?

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The Storytellers: Talking about Canada's Future Challenge Areas


Ideas shape our future. What’s next?

SSHRC’s annual Storytellers contest challenges postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future for the better.


Hear from a few past Storytellers finalists:

Video: Manon Jolicoeur

Manon Jolicœur shows how kids in New Brunswick are going “From skates to books”
Université de Moncton

Video: Jessica Jacobsen-Konefall

Jessica Jacobsen-Konefall explores First Nations new media art in Winnipeg
Queen’s University

Video: Ryan Katz-Rosene

Ryan Katz-Rosene asks if high-speed rail can ever be green
Carleton University



Contact

For more information contact: ifca-sica@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca