Canada 2067 Learning Roadmap: Key Recommendations

In a time when most Canadian youth disengage from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies before high school graduation, we need to better prepare them for a future where disruptive technologies and changes in the labour market will reward highly skilled workers. Thousands of Canadians contributed to the development of the Canada 2067 Learning Roadmap – a set of key recommendations to ensure Canadian youth will be prepared to contribute and thrive in an ever more complex and technologically intensive world.

To learn more about the dynamic conversations about the future of science learning in Canada, take a look at the summary of our National Leadership Conference or Youth Summits.

The recommendations of the Learning Roadmap will also support Canada’s commitment to meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #4 – ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all. Learn more.

How we teach:

Teachers have the opportunity to participate in professional development at least once per year in areas related to STEM.
Teachers and community partners across regions are linked together, forming dynamic professional learning communities.
Implement competency and inquiry-based curricula and initiatives to help teachers develop the necessary skills to instruct STEM and encourage critical inquiry.

How we learn:

Take advantage of new information and communications technologies (ICTs) to transform teaching and learning into an interactive and student-centred experience.
Provide appropriate training, support and resources for teachers to implement these approaches.
Evolve post-secondary education entry requirements to recognize and value students who have engaged in innovative approaches to learning.

What we learn:

All students graduate high school with at least one senior level interdisciplinary STEM course.
All students engage in hands-on learning opportunities with partners outside the school at least once per year.
Number of students enrolled in STEM-related fields in post-secondary education increases each year.

Who's involved:

STEM learning community partners align their programs with the Canada 2067 recommendations and work together to provide hands-on learning opportunities that are accessible to all students.
Industry aligns 20% of community investment goals in education to support the achievement of Canada 2067 recommendations.
Governments commit at least 1% of STEM research budgets to support the achievement of Canada 2067 recommendations.

Where education leads:

Students access information about STEM education and future careers in daily school curriculum and hands-on learning opportunities in the community.
Links between STEM learning in the classroom and experiential learning in the community are improved.
All parents have access to information and support about STEM education and future careers.

Equity and inclusivity:

Improve student participation in STEM courses by gender, culture, socio-economic background and region.
STEM education evolves to address the specific needs of Indigenous students and to incorporate other world views.

Developed through a year-long effort that convened stakeholders, gathered insights and reviewed global policy initiatives, the Canada 2067 recommendations look towards the bicentennial year when today’s teens will be considering their retirement. The detailed Canada 2067 Learning Roadmap and supporting documents can be found below: