When: September 29th 2015
Where: Upper Library, Massey College
Snacks & Refreshments at 5:30pm; Panel Begins at 6:15pm
Featuring Linda Weichel, VP-Initiatives of CivicAction, and Visiting Scholar Brett House, Sanjay Khana and Hugh Segal. A respondents panel including Massey’s first Kierans-Janigan Visiting Scholar, Evelyn Forget, and Junior Fellows Maripier Isabelle and Émilie Nicolas, will provide further perspectives on Canada’s resiliency imperative.
The Resiliency Imperative:
Preparing Canada for Complex Risks and Threats
Abstract: Given the limited resources available to address the evolving risk environment and threat landscape, there’s an imperative to look at high impact steps Canadians can take at multiple levels – municipal, provincial, national, and international – to make Canada and the world better able to absorb current and future disturbances, adapt to them, and re-organize to ensure continued improvements in the distribution and quality of human well-being. This round table, which coincides with a relatively new municipal administration in Toronto, the recent release of Ontario’s 2015 budget following a credit-ratings downgrade, the tabling of the delayed 2015 Federal budget, and just ahead of a planned October federal election, will draw multiple perspectives from thinkers, planners, and the doers to discuss and set a feasible agenda for preparing Canada for the complex risks and threats that lie ahead. The discussion will focus specifically on identifying practical measures in public policy, institutional strategy, and finance that could be taken to make Canada more economically and socially resilient.