REPORT: For a bigger,
bolder Canada

LONG-TERM THINKING.
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Century Initiative envisions a Canada at scale, with 100 million people in 2100 working together to achieve our shared potential. We see a Canada that’s a global leader, celebrating ambition and innovation, fully leveraging its talent and diversity, and offering an example to the world of broadly shared prosperity.

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Century Initiative Statement Regarding the Federal Government’s Economic Update

TORONTO, July 08, 2020 – The Century Initiative issued the following statement in response ...

Creating the country we want for future generations: National Post

Century Initiative CEO Lisa Lalande and Board Chair Mark Wiseman highlight the need for ...

Photo Credit: Heather Davidson-Meyn, Fun Love Photography

Welcoming our New CEO: Lisa Lalande

The Century Initiative is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Lalande to Chief ...

A Long-term View of Canada’s Demographics

Century Initiative | Oct 07, 2016

The Conference Board of Canada (CBOC) recently released a report, A Long-term View of Canada’s Demographics: Are Higher Immigration Levels an Appropriate Response to Canada’s Aging Population? The report explores how increasing immigration can offset the negative economic implications of Canada’s aging population. …

Immigration: How a Bigger Canada Benefits Us All

Tom Milroy | October 10, 2016

Canada has always thrived in periods when our population has grown considerably. Every time our population has boomed, so too has our economy. That’s why today, a cross-section of engaged citizens from across Canada…

36M


Current Pop

53M


Projected Pop 2100

100M


Target Pop 2100

New Conversations Inspire Proactive Planning for the Future

Century Initiative | July 09, 2018

New Brunswick is the only province in Canada to see a decline in population, according to the 2016 census. Its population declined by 0.5% from 2011-2016, while Canada’s population overall rose…