Our sesquicentennial is a time for Canadians to come together, look ahead and continue to work towards a more innovative, inclusive and prosperous future.
Budget 2017 presents an opportunity for Canada to position itself as an international centre for discovery and innovation, to invest in our youth, to advance reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and to establish ourselves as global champions of pluralism and diversity.
Canada’s universities have a crucial role to play in realizing these ambitious goals. Universities transform lives, strengthen communities, and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our country and world.
Some 300,000 students will graduate from Canada’s universities in 2017. During their studies they’ll have acquired skills, knowledge and learning opportunities that will do much to shape their future contribution to Canada.
Our universities are committed to working with the federal government, businesses and communities to ensure Canada’s youth are well-equipped to help build a more innovative, inclusive and prosperous country.
Budget 2017 is Canada’s sesquicentennial budget. It’s our opportunity to support a bold and ambitious vision for the future. Let’s make it count.
Our recommendations for Budget 2017 encompass three strategic areas:
- Driving innovation through discovery
- Mobilizing Canada’s talent
- Developing tomorrow’s Indigenous leaders