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Canada in 2030

 

What do you think childhood in Canada will be like in 2030?

Generation 2030 is a project about imagining possibilities for the futures of children and youth in Canada. Using a process called Foresight, we are trying to uncover the ideas and behaviours that will influence well-being for all children and youth in Canada in 2030.

What kind of futures do we want for Canada’s children? What can we do now to make Canada the best place for children and youth for Generation 2030? What aspirations and outcomes will matter to all of Canada’s children?

Why 2030? 

Generation 2030 is driven by the work of UNICEF Canada, who are looking to raise Canada to number one on UNICEF's global index of child and youth well-being by the year 2030. Wondering where Canada sits on the index today? Want to know more about this project?


FOUR VISIONS OF THE FUTURE

As part of this process, we created four scenarios of childhood in Canada in 2030. They're named after the role of children in each scenario - The Silent Child, The Child Citizen, The Youth Uprising and The Childhood Grind.  Click on each vision to learn more about childhood, about work and society, and to hear a story from a child's perspective in that scenario. 

  The SILENT CHILD   In this imaginary future, kids have to follow rules all the time. They are not curious and have little control over their lives. Adults do not want kids to be creative or different.   Read more about The Silent Child future.

The SILENT CHILD

In this imaginary future, kids have to follow rules all the time. They are not curious and have little control over their lives. Adults do not want kids to be creative or different.

Read more about The Silent Child future.

  The child citizen   In this imaginary future, kids are treated like adults. They have jobs, go to school, and even get to vote and make laws. Everyone is encouraged to be different and unique.   Read more about The Child Citizen future.

The child citizen

In this imaginary future, kids are treated like adults. They have jobs, go to school, and even get to vote and make laws. Everyone is encouraged to be different and unique.

Read more about The Child Citizen future.

  the youth uprising   In this imaginary future, kids are not treated fairly. They run companies and have adult responsibilities, but cannot vote or make decisions like adults. Kids are starting to work together to make the country more fair.   Read more about The Youth Uprising future.

the youth uprising

In this imaginary future, kids are not treated fairly. They run companies and have adult responsibilities, but cannot vote or make decisions like adults. Kids are starting to work together to make the country more fair.

Read more about The Youth Uprising future.

  The childhood grind   In this imaginary future, kids have to work hard and compete against each other. They are always trying to get better and stronger. Adults worry that kids won’t get a good job if they don’t work hard.   Read more about The Childhood Grind future.

The childhood grind

In this imaginary future, kids have to work hard and compete against each other. They are always trying to get better and stronger. Adults worry that kids won’t get a good job if they don’t work hard.

Read more about The Childhood Grind future.