2017 STARTS NOW CONVERSATION KIT

A guide to imagining Canada's 150th anniversary

In 2017, Canada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Across the country, organizations and communities have started planning how to celebrate this major national milestone.

To incubate and inspire ideas for celebrations, CBC/RadioCanada, VIA Rail Canada and Community Foundations of Canada have joined forces to launch 2017 STARTS NOW. This initiative is connecting Canadians and building momentum for 2017 from the ground up. Through 2017 STARTS NOW, a series of conversations are taking place at events, kitchen tables and boardrooms across the country. Canadians are getting together to look back at our rich history, reflect on the changes and challenges ahead, and explore ways to define ourselves in 2017 and beyond.

This kit will help to sustain this conversation and build momentum in communities and organizations across the country. Work through this guide with your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Your efforts will help bring 2017 celebrations to life.

Together, we can make 2017 a year to remember for generations to come.