Feeding the World 2050

In this hypothetical scenario, the Niagara Region has become a center for agricultural innovation and excellence. Local agricultural producers are working in tandem with agri-food entrepreneurs to add value to existing products and processes, creating new jobs and driving economic growth to the region, while contributing to a global sustainable food future. New partnerships are […]

The Recession is Here

Canada faces something it hasn’t experienced in 68 years: A recession without the United States in the same boat. This hypothetical scenario about a Canadian recession sends shocks waves across the country equal and in other ways greater in magnitude to the Financial Crisis that shook the U.S. in 2008. The recession has forced the […]

Experience Matters

Twenty Valley is being discovered because of its wealth of lovely, simple pleasures. The Southern Ontario gem is wooing visitors with great gastronomy and even greater wine. In the last few years, Twenty Valley has become a weekend alternative for Torontonians who don’t want to spend half their weekend stuck in traffic getting to Muskoka cottage […]

Community in Transition

The following future scenario highlights one possible future for growing the cannabis industry in Lincoln. In this scenario, the Lincoln’s ‘Open for Business Campaign’ attracts new cannabis producers. Two new production facilities have opened up, creating a wealth of new job opportunities and attracting talent worldwide to the greater Niagara region. Cannabis producers are facing […]

Crisis Into Opportunity 

In today’s real fake news about the future, a torrential and record-breaking rainfall swells Lake Ontario causing massive floods and damages across shoreline communities in Niagara. Entire communities are evacuated, government resources are strained, and the highly anticipated opening of Pruhommes Landing is a wash. In the aftermath of the crisis, the region forms the […]