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 hosted six weeks of virtual #UnexpectedSolutions from October 20th to November 27th, 2020. From live demonstrations to interactive seminars and fireside chats, we tapped 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? #UnexpectedSolutions featured seven unique streams of content, now available on demand. Find out more.

These are complex challenges, but we face them together. 

#UnexpectedSolutions brought 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 harnessed the momentum for change already in progress in cities. By bringing together people, ideas, platforms and innovations from across sectors, we addressed 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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#UnexpectedSolutions featured six weeks of thought-provoking keynotes, inspiring small workshops with industry leaders and creative networking opportunities. You can access this content on our Community Solutions Network.

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