Canada Beyond 150

Canada Beyond 150

Policy for a diverse and inclusive future
Championed by the Privy Council Office and delivered by Policy Horizons Canada

Our Canada Beyond 150 experience is complete. Thank you to all the participants and contributors who made this an unforgettable year!

Back in June 2017, we gathered a Canada-wide group of federal public servants for a ten-month program to support leadership and skills development, and drive culture shift across the public service.

Our participants worked hard to learn skills in foresight analysis, design thinking, and engagement, and explored five themes with the help of internal and external experts. Some of the participants shared their experiences on the Canada Beyond 150 blog. You can read all about it in their final reports on Reconciliation, Feminist Government, Sustainable Development Goals, Open and Transparent Government, and Socio-economic Inclusion, which includes the Future of Work, Capital and Debt, and Future of Wellbeing.

Canada Beyond 150 benefited from the support of Michael Wernick, the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, who had this to say about the program:

“I’m impressed by Canada Beyond 150’s approach and results, as well as the passion of the new public servants who took up the task. As a test kitchen for policy development and the public service of the future, I am hopeful that this project will have a lasting impact on the public service and influence our policy thinking in the years to come.”

You can read about our experience running the program, the lessons we learned, and more in our magazine.

Canada Beyond 150 may be over, but our participants are just getting started. Follow us on Twitter @CanadaBeyond150 or the conversation using #CanadaBeyond150.

About Canada Beyond 150

Canada Beyond 150: Policy for a diverse and inclusive future will convene a Canada-wide group of new public servants working in various capacities to participate in a ten-month professional development program designed to support leadership, and skills development, as well as drive culture shift across the public service.

Participants will experiment with new approaches and tools to support open policy making. They will share what they learn with colleagues across the public service.


Read the magazine to learn more about the program’s goals, the toolkit used, and the lessons for the broader public service.