2021 Schedule

Join us for The Summit. A space and a place to connect across sectors. Each month, discover new approaches, tools and wisdom you need to adapt and accelerate solutions for your own community.

From May through to September, join us for monthly sessions from May through October to create space to build, reflect, and adapt to the changing situations in our communities. From October 13th – 15th, we will host our final showcase: an interactive convening that dives into the best of city building.

The Summit Schedule

All schedule times listed in EST. 

May 19

Pertinent conversations about Canada’s evolving housing and infrastructure priorities.

10:00 AM EST

Welcome & Opening Ceremony

Wyandot Elder Taǫmęˀšreˀ/Catherine Tammaro, Geoff Cape, Founder and CEO, Evergreen, and Helen Burstyn, C.M., Board Chair, Evergreen

Future Cities Canada: The Summit is a monthly virtual event series. From affordable housing to our civic commons, the Summit will explore how resilient cities interact and connect with each other.

Join us for this special launch event featuring opening remarks from the founder and CEO of Evergreen, Geoff Cape, and an opening ceremony offered by Elder Catherine Tammaro, Taomesre, Wyandot Small Turtle Clan FaithKeeper. This launch event will offer insights into what’s to come, and it will ground our series in gratitude and open-heartedness. 


Canada in 2050: Infrastructure Planning for a Green & Inclusive Future

In this session, we’ll explore the implications and promise of – as well as possible approaches to — the Canadian Government’s recently-announced National Infrastructure Assessment. This once-in-a-generation undertaking aims to identify Canada’s evolving infrastructure needs and priorities, and use an evidence-based approach to plan for an inclusive, net-zero future. 

1:00 PM


Housing Supply Challenge Second Round Pre-Launch

A conversation with CMHC President & CEO, Romy Bowers, CMHC VP Innovation, Steffan Jones, and Brigit Knecht, Senior Manager Innovation at CMHC

Join CMHC’s new President & CEO Romy Bowers in a conversation with VP of Innovation Steffan Jones and Senior Manager Brigit Knecht, as they discuss the Housing Supply Challenge and its second round, Getting Started: Pre-development Processes. 

With up to $40M in funding available, the Getting Started round seeks solutions that will address barriers to housing supply by improving pre-development processes for housing that is affordable. Following the conversation, there will be a detailed presentation about the round, as well as an opportunity to ask questions.

Register now to find out how you can participate to bring forward and implement innovative solutions that address the barriers to housing supply. 

Looking Ahead

June 23

June 23 sessions to be announced soon. Stay tuned!

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