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Future of Democracy Series: Helping Governments Meet Future Challenges


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to force governments across the world to react quickly and adapt to the rapidly evolving needs of their citizens. In Canada, it has required us to build new tools and technologies to help Canadians stay informed, to work collaboratively across all levels of government and to roll out support services to keep our citizens protected throughout the ongoing crisis. It also evoked a national conversation on changes to individual behaviours, public trust, support for government, and a whole-of-society approach to solve problems together.

This illuminating event will examine lessons learned so far from the initial COVID-19 pandemic response efforts and how these observations could be applied by governments to tackle future global challenges.

By being exposed to the behind the scenes of what worked and what did not, participants will gain useful insights that can be applied by policy-makers to related policy efforts and initiatives.

Video: Future of Democracy Series: Helping Governments Meet Future Challenges

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  • Peter Loewen, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Associate Director Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
  • Heidi Tworek, Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in International History and Public Policy, University of British Columbia


Taki Sarantakis, President, Canada School of Public Service

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