Generation 2030
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Open Foresight

Open Foresight

 

We want to hear from you!


We want to understand what might happen that will affect kids in the future, and we want to think about how we can help kids live their best lives, no matter what that future holds. 

Our Open Foresight project invites Canadians to tell us what matters to them about the future, and how they think children and youth might be affected by these changes. 

Open Foresight includes asking lots of people about the future, about what they think will change, and what changes they notice are happening today. We put all the answers together to get a better sense of what matters to Canadians, and how we, as people, are thinking about childhood in the future. 

We asked and you answered!

So far, we've heard from Canadians of all ages, from BC to Quebec, who have shared their thoughts and ideas about the future with us!

Here's a summary of the themes we have heard so far:

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What 3 things do you think will change the most about how we live in 2030?

The top themes we have heard so far include:

  1. Job/wages/Financial stability

  2. Technology (especially for Education)  

  3. The environment

What 3 things do you think will change the most about how we connect in 2030?

The top themes we have heard so far include:

  1. Less Social Interaction

  2. Family 

  3. Education 

  4. Social Inequity/equity 

“A culture of sustainability. Kids in 2030 will be born into an age where we will no longer be able to run and hide from climate change and it’s imminent impact. They will become the change makers.”
— Open Foresight Respondent
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What 3 things do you think will change the most about how we feel in 2030?

  1. Health/Wellness   

  2. Less Social Interaction

  3. Food/Nutrition

What 3 things do you think will change the most about how we play and learn in 2030?

  1. Leisure

  2. Outdoor play

  3. Education 

  4. Technology

“Nature: the ability to play freely in nature is in danger. There are fewer places close to children that are unspoilt natural and beautiful. They will learn to interact with nature from a city-centric perspective. Nature is a place they will go visit, but not a place they will know well and be surrounded by. “
— Open Foresight Respondent
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What 3 things do you think will change the most about how we Belong in 2030?

  1. Less Social Interaction

  2. Equity, Power and inclusivity 

  3. Technology 

  4. Family

“I believe that family structure will be most important for kids in Canada in 2030 because the idea of a “normal” structured family is already changing in present day. In 2030 the regular family may only have one child, or may have none at all with the world’s growing population.”
— Open Foresight Respondent