Canada, like other countries around the world, is in flux. Technological disruption will have a profound effect on the workforce, as well as on the public services Canadians depend on. Meanwhile, climate change, shifting demographics and evolving social values are having an impact on the well-being of citizens and how they interact with one another.

How policy-makers stay on top of emerging public policy trends and plan for this disruption is a key question for Canada now and in the years to come. In this feature series, based on the Public Policy Forum’s report Canada Next: 12 Ways to Get Ahead of Disruption, scholars, think-tank leaders and former public servants share their ideas on a range of topics on how to make policy nimble and responsive in an age of great uncertainty.

Photo: Storm clouds loom over Richmond, BC. The Canadian Press, by Darryl Dyck.