Anticipate Explore Experiment: The Journey of Policy Horizons Canada

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Policy Horizons Canada

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2015-12

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Blueprint 2020 Report 2015

Policy Horizons Canada (Horizons) anticipates emerging policy issues by exploring the future, and through this future focus, helps build a more innovative, collaborative and high-performing public service. Horizons uses strategic foresight to identify possible disruptions across a range of policy areas, contributing to more robust policy making. We collaborate extensively with public servants and global experts to generate insights, build capacity for long-term thinking and support policy discussions and linkages that would not otherwise occur. We experiment with new policy approaches (behavioural insights), techniques (design thinking) and workplace tools (including telepresence robots!) to improve the creation and sharing of ideas. The current era is characterized by an unparalleled level of global change and complexity. Navigating these times will require ongoing commitment to the spirit of rapid innovation, fluid collaboration and continuous improvement that Blueprint 2020 embodies and inspires.

Horizons is proud to be part of a dynamic network of innovators across the public service contributing to the Blueprint 2020 vision.