Policy Horizons Canada uses foresight to help the federal government build stronger policies and programs in the face of an uncertain future.
This paper explores how a suite of emerging and maturing technologies are enabling changes in the economy. It proposes that business operations can be described using one or more of 14 basic human activities. Each one represents a unique combination of characteristics including one or more of four scarcities: temporal, spatial, absolute, or artificial.
Policy Horizons’ Director General, Kristel Van der Elst, explores significant areas of change, and how the potential outcomes of those changes may alter our strategic landscape and systems.
Covid-19 drew attention to seniors and other high-risk populations who are affected by social isolation and loneliness. It also challenged conventional public health advice that these populations should participate more in community life by attending museums, choirs, clubs and other in-person activities.