THE GOALS OF OUR PROCESS
Canada's World was first and foremost about engaging citizens in a dialogue that moved beyond rhetoric and examined key international policy themes from a basis of common information. Canada's World aimed to inspire Canadians to formulate and advance their own future-oriented vision for Canadian international policy.
Our specific goals were to:
? Create a broad and inclusive collaborative initiative that involves citizens, organizations, individuals, businesses and institutions active internationally.
? Engage Canadians who have not traditionally participated in foreign policy initiatives and increase their knowledge of Canadian international policy.
? Design and deliver a national dialogue process that empowers citizens to deliberate, formulate and advance options for Canadian international policy and is seen as a model for citizen engagement and deliberation on public policy issues.
? Develop a new story of Canada in the world that reflects the historical experiences, values, assets and interests of Canadians.
? Build the capacity of participants to communicate the new story to government, the media and other international policy actors.