Surveying Canadian Values for the Next 150
Voice Your Values at our Canadian Values Café Conversation
How much do we differ in what we want for Canada across gender, generations, regions, ethnicities? In a rapidly shifting global context what values do we want to be reflected in the future of Canada? As Canadians, we pride ourselves on being “unique.” But what does that really mean?
The Canadian Values Alliance, in conjunction with Royal Rhodes University and Environics, is leading a survey to understand the current environment when it comes to defining Canadian culture. We are also asking Canadian to describe the values they want to see Canada embrace going forward.
However, in order to truly understand what Canadian Values look like in day-to-day practice we are arranging a number of café-conversation workshops across Canada.
These Values Cafés are sessions that will be hosted from Halifax to Vancouver. A Values Café is an interactive space for you and other community members to share thoughts and ideas about your values and the values that you want to see shaping the future of your community and your country.
Values Café participants will contribute not only their value priorities, but also the meaning of those values in everyday life. For example, when participants indicate that caring for the elderly is important, what does this really look like?
These gatherings will be led by trained facilitators associated with the Canadian Values Alliance. They will manage the process and ensure that views and values themes will be gathered and included in the national values story.
Are Canadians leaders and entrepreneurs in Ottawa ready to have their voices heard?
Carol Ring and Tara Sutorius