LG Visionaries Prize

How would YOU make Ontario better?

The Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize wants you to identify the challenges that Ontario will face and the opportunities that will emerge over the next 50 years—and then share your plan of action for the province.

What’s the prize?

How will it work?

Who is eligible to enter?

When is the deadline?

What if I want to know more?

Head Judge

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.

Panel Judges

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

Event Dates

McGillivray’s Landing, Fort William Historical Park
Thunder Bay, September 13, 2017

Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Queen’s University
Kingston, September 19, 2017

Inclusive Prosperity
The Capitol Theatre
Windsor, September 21, 2017

Environmental Stewardship
Centre for International Governance Innovation
Waterloo, September 26, 2017

Social Cohesion
The Rose Theatre
Brampton, September 28, 2017

Scientific and Technological Innovation
Isabel Bader Theatre
Toronto, October 2, 2017

Award Reception
Queen’s Park
Toronto, October 3, 2017

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