In recent years, Canada’s Public Policy Forum has undertaken several initiatives on the theme of innovation. In our discussions and conversation on this topic, many leaders emphasized the importance of building capacity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as well as developing an entrepreneurial mindset from an early age.

To explore the value of STEM and entrepreneurship education, the Forum convened an intergenerational roundtable in Toronto on May 21st, 2014. Bringing together key stakeholders from across sectors, it provided a platform for sharing diverse perspectives on developing the next generation of innovators. While STEM and entrepreneurship were the starting points, the discussion examined broader issues, highlighting the need for a fundamental shift in how we define innovation and its implications for education.

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