Town Hall: Digital Transformation to Scale Public Awareness for Sustainability (creating a digital action plan)

A national, online dialogue series to gather brilliant ideas on digital action for sustainability targets from all peoples living in Canada.



Canada’s Sustainable Future – Creating a Digital Action Plan

Future Earth, Sustainability in the Digital Age, and the Canadian Science Policy Centre invite you to participate in a two-hour virtual town hall on the theme of “Digital Transformation to Scale Public Awareness for Sustainability.”

This is the first town hall in our National Dialogue Series: Canada’s Sustainable Future – Creating a Digital Action Plan, a project created to raise awareness and generate ideas from diverse perspectives on how digital innovations can help Canada accelerate progress toward the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

When is Town Hall #1?

Wednesday September 22, 2021 at 1-3PM (EDT) via Zoom. Registration is free.

What is the topic for Town Hall #1?

The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a focus for global action on clean water, climate, good health, equity, and well-being. For Virtual Town Hall #1, we want to explore the challenges and opportunities of using digital innovation to bring attention and energize our communities around the SDGs and to connect all peoples in Canada with the natural world. Strengthening our personal connection to nature is a first step toward building awareness of what we could lose by not paying attention to our natural environment. With new digital tools to gather data about our physical and social environments, to share information and crowdsource solutions, what could a sustainable future in Canada look like?

Who will participate in Town Hall #1?

We have an incredible line-up of speakers for this virtual town hall:

Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, CM, PhD, FRSC – Founder & President, Let’s Talk Science

Roda Muse – Secretary-General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO

Qi Wang – Director of Strategic Policy and Planning at the Canada Council for the Arts

Jeff Wilson – Executive Director of Brilliant Labs

Dr. John Colton – Professor, Head of Community Development, Acadia University

Ryan Oliver – Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Pinnguaq Association

We are also counting on you to participate and spark dialogue on this important topic!

The event is finished.


Sep 22 2021


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm