Meet the 2023 Future Fellows
Get to know the 2023 cohort of Future Fellows and learn about their individual projects.
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7GenCities: imagining and building communities for the future that embed Truth & Reconciliation
7GenCities will bring people together to engage in transformative thinking and action towards future city and community building, as well as Earth stewardship.
The future of Canada’s social safety net
This project will examine the current state of Canada’s social safety net, its connection to our sense of who we are as Canadians, and its role in facing the emerging challenges of the 21st Century.
The Prismatic Project seeks to centre Indigenous and Black perspectives through the lens of Indigenous futurist and Afrofuturist art, community engagement and futures games to shift the conversation about and composition of climate action in Canada.
This project aims to address the gap between non-Indigenous Canadians’ understanding of reconciliation and the worldbuilding work being led by Indigenous communities today. It will do this by developing an online course that draws on the concept of ancestral accountability to support foresight practitioners in creating space to imagine brighter, equitable and distinctly Indigenous futures across what is currently known as Canada.
Democratic leadership that builds trust
This project will gather evidence on how leaders can be supported in fostering social and political trust, as well as feature discussion on enduring, emerging and foreseeable threats to political trust in the future.
Happily ever after: a hopeful view of Canada’s future from Gen Z and Gen Alpha
Happily Ever After intends to produce a counter-narrative to the dominant negative stories we’re told about the future. Through a nation-wide public scholarship project, which will visit all ten provinces and the Yukon, the project will ask young people what their future lives would look like if the current challenges we are facing were to improve.
The potential of hyperlocal online spaces to rebuild trust, establish truth, and weather crises through collective problem-solving
Hyperlocal online communities are growing. This project explores how to build capacity for individuals and organizations to use hyperlocal online spaces more inclusively and to find ways to ensure that they are used to weave communities together and positively impact the future of civic life in Canada at a local level.