For your information – Please see a news release below from StartUp Canada. They are coordinating a series of regional forums to support the federal government's current consultations in building the Innovation Agenda. The findings will be announced in November 2016. Please note that a forum will be held in Toronto (October 31) in addition to a digital town hall (November 3).

We hope that you will be able to participate in one of the forums offered, Lori Seeley, FedNor

Startup Canada is calling on Canada’s most creative and entrepreneurial citizens for ideas on how to build a nation known for its ingenuity and innovation; wherein entrepreneurialism and creativity are core to what it means to be Canadian; and wherein Canadian inventions, stories, and content are shared proudly around the world. 

What does a creative and entrepreneurial Canada look like to you? What steps need to be taken to make this vision a reality? Join the conversation below to define and design a creative and entrepreneurial Canada.

In partnership with Google Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), we’ll share the findings during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November 2016 as part of a national strategy to elevate the role of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in Canada’s cultural, economic and social prosperity.

The schedule for the Ontario forums is as follows:

  • Toronto, ON, October 31, 2016;
  • Digital Town Hall, November 3; and,
  • Waterloo, ON, November 9, 2016.

To get more information about this initiative and to find out on how to participate, please visit