LG Visionaries Prize

6 cities. 36 visionary ideas. Book your tickets.

We are delighted by the number of submissions we have received for the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize. Your essays and videos are currently being reviewed. We would like to extend our deepest thanks to you for sharing your vision with us: it is ideas like yours that will ensure a bright future for Ontario.

You will be notified on or before April 15, 2017, as to whether you have been named one of the 36 finalists.

In the meantime, we would be honoured if you would be our guest at one—or more!—of our upcoming events.

Best of luck to all!

The Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize


Our events in Kingston (Governance: Tuesday, September 19, 2017) and Brampton (Social Cohesion: Thursday, September 28, 2017) are RSVP only, so please send your ticket requests with your full name to [email protected].

For all other events, you can secure your seats here:

Reconciliation, Thunder Bay
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Event link: https://lgvp_thunderbay.eventbrite.ca

Inclusive Prosperity, Windsor
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Event link: https://lgvp_windsor.eventbrite.ca

Environmental Stewardship, Waterloo
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Event link: https://lgvp_waterloo.eventbrite.ca

Scientific and Technological Innovation, Toronto
Monday, October 2, 2017
Event link: https://lgvp_toronto.eventbrite.ca


Piya Chattopadhyay is the host of CBC Radio’s Out in the Open, an adventurous and wide-ranging program that each week explores one timely topic and how it affects regular people. Dedicated to tackling challenging issues, the show encourages us to have difficult and crucial conversations.


Laurie Robinson
Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister on Indigenous Issues, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

Environmental Stewardship
Edward Burtynsky
Photographer, Officer of the Order of Canada

Steve Paikin
Anchor of TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Social Cohesion
Sanjay Khanna
Futurist, Thought leader

Inclusive Prosperity
Annette Verschuren
Former president of Home Depot Canada, CEO of NRStor Inc.

Scientific and Technological Innovation
Ilse Treurnicht
CEO of MaRS Discovery District

Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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