Canada’s future prosperity is threatened by increasingly intense global competition, an aging population and weak productivity growth. The solution to these challenges is to boost our country’s capacity to innovate. Innovation is the key to improving Canadians’ standard of living and quality of life.

Under the umbrella of the Coalition for Action on Innovation, co-chaired by The Honourable John P. Manley and Paul Lucas, leaders from Canadian business, academia and supporting communities have developed an action plan to make Canada an innovation leader.