The Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize
The Lieutenant Governor's Visionaries Prize was announced in September 2016 by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and is being administered in partnership with the Walrus Foundation. The prize was created to give Ontario's most creative thinkers a forum for tackling the challenges that Ontarians and Canadians will face over the next 50 years--and to give them a chance to present their solutions in front of a panel of the province's thought leaders. Learn more about the prize and the finalists here.
Since the announcement of the prize, Ontarians from across the province have submitted ideas in six categories: Reconciliation, Governance, Inclusive Prosperity, Environmental Stewardship, Social Cohesion, and Scientific and Technological Innovation. This fall, these finalists--six from each category--will present their ideas at public events in six cities across Ontario; their visionary ideas reimagine police reform, housing, sustainability, and other pressing issues. Our Brampton event theme is Social Cohesion, and you can reserve your ticket here. Judges Piya Chattopadhyay and Sanjay Khanna, along with the Lieutenant Governor herself will be in attendance.
Finalists will showcase their visions in front of an audience that will include policy makers, industry leaders, and a panel of expert judges. Audience members will play a crucial role: they'll help choose the category winner through a round of live voting. At each event, a winner will be declared--all six category winners will receive $2,500, a spread in the pages of The Walrus magazine, and recognition from the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.