Lieutenant Governor's Visionaries Prize

The Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize!

Are you Ontario’s most innovative thinker?

The Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize wants to elevate Ontario’s profile in our country and the world by recognizing you—our most creative thinkers. This is your opportunity to identify and address the challenges that Ontario will face over the next 50 years, and we are open to it all: from evolving environmental pressures to the future of governance in the 21st century.

This prize is about the public good. If you are selected, you will get the chance to present your idea to an audience of government, business, and innovation sector heavyweights.

How will it work? Submit an essay (maximum 800 words) or video (maximum 2 minutes) containing a visionary idea in one of six categories (or all six if you so choose!) about the future of the province and a matter of important public policy. Up to 6 finalists in each category will be chosen.

If you are selected as a finalist, you will present your idea in front of a judging panel and live audience in one of six Ontario locations in September 2017. At the end of each event, a winner will be declared. The events will be free and open to the public.

Click here for the complete rules and regulations. Submissions close in March 2017.

Categories, dates, locations


Thunder Bay, September 13, 2017


Kingston, September 19, 2017

Inclusive Prosperity

Windsor, September 21, 2017

Environmental Stewardship

Waterloo, September 26, 2017

Social Cohesion

Brampton, September 28, 2017

Scientific and Technological Innovation

Toronto, October 2, 2017

Award Reception at Queen’s Park

Toronto, October 3, 2017

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