It’s easy: pick the category that best suits your idea (you can submit in all 6 categories if you have different ideas for each!).
Reconciliation: Your ideas should be geared toward inspiring, supporting, and promoting the process of reconciliation with Indigenous people in Ontario (and Canada) and fostering—in the words of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada—“renewed relationships that are based on mutual understanding and respect.”
Ex. Tours of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford
Environmental Stewardship: Share your plans for encouraging the responsible use and protection of the natural environment through the development of conservation and sustainable practices that will help Ontario prepare for a greener future.
Ex. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
Inclusive Prosperity: For democracies to flourish, prosperity must be within reach of all of our citizens. A strong, inclusive economy promotes an optimistic and successful society—what do you propose we do to get there?
Ex. Basic-income programs
Governance: Our approaches to governance establish who has power, who makes decisions, how we can make our voices heard, and, most important, how those in positions of authority can be held accountable. What do we need to reform—and what do we need to protect—in order to help our political system thrive?
Ex. Ranked Ballot Initiative of Toronto
Scientific and Technological Innovation: Are we on the cutting edge? Investing in science and technology is essential for economic development and social progress. How can we identify, harness, capitalize on, and commercialize innovative ideas and make the most of our advancement in this sector? What will it take for Ontario to be one of the world’s foremost scientific and technological leaders?
Ex. Solar paint as the future of energy
Social Cohesion: Help us improve the ways individuals and groups participate in society. How can we learn to work and play well together, to deepen our connections with our communities, to treat those who are different from us with kindness, understanding, and respect?
Ex. Urban agriculture projects