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Be a part of writing the next chapter in Canada’s energy story.

We are going to be speaking with all Canadians who have an idea or thought to share, including Indigenous peoples, stakeholders and experts.

We are also going to have a discussion with you right here on this space!

Over the next several months, there are many ways that you can join the conversation:

Need some context?

If you’d like to know more about Canada’s energy systems and the emerging global trends in policy and technology that influence them, download our context paper. This paper, prepared by NRCan energy experts, will provide background on energy use in Canada, the current policy environment, the Generation Energy process, and some key questions to consider as you participate.

Keep coming back!

We will be listening to your voices as we develop and post new and exciting content. Everything we hear across the country will come together on this platform. The ideas you submit on this website or to our email will be made publicly available. At the end of this process, we will post a final report that will help inform Canada’s future energy policy and ensure that it will reflect the core values and perspectives of Canadians.

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Generation Energy Process

Launch: Join the conversation and learn more about how Canada Makes, Moves, and Uses energy.

Dialogue: Share your opinions, insights and ideas on our website and through social media #genenergy

Feedback: “What we’ve heard” from you will be highlighted and documented.

Forum: Over 500 experts, stakeholders and Canadians will gather to discuss, explore and debate the core themes and innovative ideas.

Report: Your input, ideas, and proposed future policies will be consolidated to inform Canada’s energy future.

Post Generation Energy: The Government of Canada will continue to work with partners and Canadian to shape a low-carbon energy future for Canada

Launch Date: April 21, 2017

Forum Date: October 11-12, 2017



1. What does Canada’s energy future look like in the long-term?

2. What generational goals should we strive to achieve and what values should guide us?

3. What are the pathways and guide-posts along the way?

Host your own energy conversation

We want Canadians to have the opportunity to join Generation Energy in articulating a vision for Canada’s energy future. Canadians from coast to coast to coast are sharing their ideas, and bringing their communities together to talk about how we meet our climate change goals while ensuring Canada’s energy sector continues to thrive.

If you’d like to host an event in your community, we’d like to help. Below you’ll find materials to help you plan your Generation Energy discussion.