Individuals can't fix the broken generational system alone.
Individual young people may try to hack the broken system by working harder, saving more, delaying having a family, delay starting their own home, but their efforts – however heroic – can’t fix the root causes of these problems.
Individual retirees may aim to help their kids and grandchildren by contributing to a down payment, providing child care, or helping to cover costs, but their efforts—however well intentioned—can’t fix many harmful elements of the legacy being left by the aging population.
Fixing the broken generational system requires policy change. And policy change requires a groundswell of people pushing for solutions.
Why join us?
Because we provide high-quality, non-partisan data and analysis that you can count on, because our university-community collaboration means that we’re rigorous and hard to discredit.
And because we don’t just focus on the problems. We have lots of evidence-based solutions for housing affordability, family affordability, climate change, and fairer budgets for all generations that promote wellbeing from the early years onwards.
Because talking to other people about our work, and the importance of generational fairness, is a simple but powerful act of citizenship.
Because evidence alone isn't very powerful. Evidence needs a posse demanding that policy makers act on it. When you join our posse, you dial up the volume one more notch, helping political leaders hear that we need a Canada that works for all generations.
Because there’s so much more to democracy than voting; and politics in between elections matters for achieving the goal of generational fairness. Allowing frustration to drive you to opt out can never be a winning tactic, no matter how tempting.
Because these documents shape all other public policy, and hold the keys to fixing the broken generational system. It doesn’t matter who you vote for, so long as you are voting informed about the policies that promote wellbeing for all ages, from the early years onwards.
Because reasonable and respectful debate is an important part of changing a system in which many people have a stake – and we welcome it!