We are a foresight and knowledge organization within the federal public service. Through scanning and foresight we anticipate emerging policy challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing and complex world. This work supports medium-term policy development by the Government of Canada.

Canada and the Changing Nature of Work

Canada and the Changing Nature of Work

One of the more disruptive features of the emerging digital economy is the rise of virtual workers. Online work platforms enable individual workers to advertise their skills and find short-term contracts with employers all over the world – creating a global digital marketplace for labour.

MetaScan 4 - The Future of Asia: Implications for Canada

MetaScan 4 - The Future of Asia: Implications for Canada

Over the next 10–15 years, the world will experience two influential sources of change: the rise of Asia and the accelerating advancement of digital technologies.This study uses strategic foresight methods to examine the potential surprises and disruptions that could result as these two forces collide and interact to shape the future of Asia and the world.

MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies

MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies

Emerging technologies are laying the groundwork for decades to come, with major impacts anticipated in every aspect of our lives.

Weak Signals Inventory

Weak Signal Inventory

As part of Horizons foresight effort, we conduct regular, ongoing environmental scanning to identify weak signals of possible change that have the potential to disrupt our current systems. Check out the evergreen inventory of weak signals across a broad range of fields organized by category (social, technology, economy, environment, governance and security).

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