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Accelerating solutions to create more resilient cities where all can thrive. 

During this time, the most pressing issues that cities and communities face – housing affordability, climate change, social equity, mental wellness, income inequality, access to nature – are intensified.

We know it is of utmost importance to bring leaders and innovators from across sectors to tackle these issues and share the inspiration, optimism and tools needed to create a more resilient and sustainable future, together.

As a convener, Future Cities Canada is hosting six weeks of virtual #UnexpectedSolutions. From live demonstrations to interactive seminars and fireside chats, tap into tools, innovations, workshops and wisdom from across Canada and around the world.

Do you care most about climate change adaptability? Or is housing and infrastructure your area of interest? We’ll be delving into seven unique streams of content so you can explore what is most relevant to you. Find out more.

2020 is a year of change. This critical work starts with us and within our own organizations.

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These are complex challenges, but we face them together. 

#UnexpectedSolutions brings to together leaders and innovators from across sectors to connect and discuss the big, bold ideas that will reshape our cities.

Led by Evergreen, and hosted by Future Cities Canada, #UnexpectedSolutions is a collaborative platform that harnesses the momentum for change already in progress in cities. By bringing together people, ideas, platforms and innovations from across sectors, we address inequality and climate change, and their impact on our cities. 

Future Cities Canada is an initiative founded by Evergreen, McConnell Foundation, TD Bank Group, Maison de l’innovation sociale and Community Foundations of Canada. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

#UnexpectedSolutions features six weeks of thought-provoking keynotes, inspiring small workshops with industry leaders and creative networking opportunities. By joining in the conversation, you can expect to network with city builders who are breaking down the silos in how we shape our cities and diving deep into the bold, innovative city building work that is happening across the country.

It has. The in-person Future Cities Canada Summit 2020 has been cancelled, but important work is still being done to build cities where everyone can thrive. Evergreen and Future Cities Canada are gathering city builders virtually to move these important conversations forward for six weeks this fall.

Yes. One of the unique offerings is access to small hands-on break-out sessions. The program is scheduled to be available by October 5th with options to sign-up for specific sessions.

This event is free to attend.

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