We’re at a singular time in human history. Digital technology and a connected citizenry let us rethink every aspect of government. There’s tremendous potential to dramatically improve the lives of everyone, increasing engagement and dialogue while streamlining bureaucracy.
Yet most discussions of technological advancement are either demonized as a job-stealing, privacy-violating terror, or seen as a panacea that will rescue us all from ourselves.
We believe there’s a middle ground—a way forward that shapes technology to benefit us, building the kind of society we want, atop it.
With proper stewardship, technology can make the lives of all Canadians better.
In the immediate future, it can streamline the way Canada governs, improving antiquated processes and updating how citizens and the government interact at every level. In the long term, we can reimagine what’s possible for us as a nation, anticipating pitfalls while putting the best innovations to work.
This conversation has to start now. We’re creating FWD50 as a place for it to happen. And we want you to join us.