84th annual Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs’ Summer Conference ““Are we Failing Our Future? Time for a new deal between generations”, that will be held on August 7-9, 2015, in Orillia, Ontario, Canada.
In Canada, the allocation of scarce resources - both monetary and natural - is increasingly a source of tension. From pensions to health care, more dollars are spent on Canadians in later life than in any other age bracket. Yet the idea of generational accounting includes much more than dollars. Environmentally, socially, politically, morally, we are the products of our parents’ choices, and we are making decisions today that will affect our children and grandchildren. Who really owes what to whom? Are today’s youth being set up to fail? And what -if any - ar e our responsibilities and obligations to future generations? The 84th annual Couchiching Conference will challenge the usual conclusions and expand the future possibilities, question assumptions and inspire conversations that will resonate for decades to come.