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Canada at 175

Imagining a better Canada for all

At Deloitte, we’re proud to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and reflect on everything the country has achieved. But we also think this year’s national anniversary is a great time to think seriously about what we can do, as a country, to become the best place in the world to live and work in the next 25 years.

With this ambition in mind, last year we launched Canada at 175, a multiyear initiative to study the issues at the heart of Canada’s future success and provide a perspective on our path to prosperity. As part of this initiative, we’ve already produced two provocative reports about Canada’s future.

The future belongs to the bold explores the need for Canadian businesses to be more courageous. We surveyed 1,200 leaders across the country to better understand the state of courage in Canadian organizations. The results were startling. At a time when Canada needs its businesses to be bolder than ever, only one in 10 Canadian companies is truly courageous.

Canada at a new crossroads: 25 years later is a discussion paper designed to spark frank conversations about the choices we face as a country—and the trade-offs we must make—to ensure Canada has the best chances at future prosperity. The report also examines our progress on the recommendations of the original 1991 Canada at the Crossroads report by Martin, Armstrong, and Porter. Monitor Deloitte’s Jonathan Goodman presented the paper at the April 2017 Public Policy Forum Growth Summit, and we’ll explore it further in an upcoming post.

Canada at 175: More to come soon

We’re hard at work on the next pieces in our Canada at 175 series. In the fall, we’ll share our perspective on the future of workplace inclusion—a key element in making nearly courageous Canadian companies truly courageous.

We hope you’ll join us on our journey to Canada’s 175th. And keep an eye on this space to stay up to date on our latest findings and future plans.

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