Our core team is going to be in Vancouver this week at the ICLEI Canada Livable Cities Forum (Day 2 at 11:15am). We really hope we”ll get to meet at least some of you in person! You can register here.

In this session, delegates will learn about urban resilience and livability through an interactive session in which participants analyze case study experiments. Cities for People will explore how to support and scale promising innovations through collaboration, exchanges and the sharing of knowledge and learning across Canada and beyond. This session will include dialogue on opportunities to foster the reach and impact of such innovations through an individual’s own work and through connecting with Cities for People to co-create better cities.


Vanessa Timmer, Executive Director, One Earth

Tracy Casavant, Executive Director, Light House Sustainable Building Center

Mark Anto, Program Coordinator, Centre d’écologie urbaine de Montréal

Shawn Van Sluys, Executive Director, Musagetes Foundation

Janice Astbury, Co-Coordinator, Cities for People

Jayne Engle-Warnick, Co-Coordinator, Cities for People (Moderator)
We want a country in which:

  • public, private and social sectors are engaged in active efforts to close the gap between the socioeconomic wellbeing of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
  • the public sector, private investors and philanthropists separately and collaboratively deploy financial capital to create positive social and environmental impact
  • social innovation is an integral part of Canada’s innovation ecosystem, enabling civic institutions to co-create policies, initiatives and programs that enable citizens to contribute a diversity of skills and perspectives to Canadian society
  • public, private and civil society sectors act collaboratively and courageously to advance human thriving and address shared challenges
  • humans’ social and economic footprint is in balance with the natural ecosystems that sustain life.