Led by five of the province's most prominent business support organizations, #TransformSK is about answering one question: What must we do to ensure Saskatchewan is the best place in the world to live, work, play, and invest, for generations to come?
We've traveled across Saskatchewan gathering the best and brightest ideas — from entrepreneurs, academics, community leaders, and everyday citizens just like yourself. The input collected will help shape the development of shared blueprint and action plan for nurturing future prosperity.
A Generational Action Plan for Transformative Change
What is it all about?
Who is involved?
The #TransformSK initiative is led by five organizations representing key sectors of the Saskatchewan economy:
Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce;
Saskatchewan Construction Association;
Saskatchewan Mining Association;
Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan; and
Saskatchewan Manufacturing Council.
It is also proudly supported by:
The Upstream Economy
REGINA (April 24, 2017) – Today the #TransformSK partnership released its initial report, The Upstream Economy: A Generational Dialogue for Transformative Change. The report was developed as the group travelled thousands of kilometres and visited 14 communities to hold 60 consultation sessions with Saskatchewan citizens, businesses and non-profit leaders in late 2016 and early 2017.
The report contains 45 Calls to Action touching on a diverse range of issues critical to Saskatchewan residents from education, healthcare, and infrastructure to the economy, environment, and Aboriginal engagement. These issues are entirely based on feedback received through the in-person consultation process, formal submissions and online feedback.
The calls to action are viewed through the lens of eight Guiding Principles requiring that transformative dialogue be, among other things, outcomes-based, upstream-focused and data-driven. The report is intended to foster dialogue and ideas that can help build a stronger and more sustainable province in the long-term.
“Coming out of the recent economic downturn presents the best opportunity in a generation to re-think and re-shape the way we do things in this province," said Mark Cooper, Co-Chair of #TransformSK and President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Construction Association. Throughout the process #TransformSK found engaged citizens and concerned groups who were willing to have difficult conversations and honestly assess the directions we, as a province, can go and what challenges we will face in doing so. Everyone is aware that this process will not be easy — it will require courage and sacrifice.
“Making tough decisions is only worthwhile if we do our best to make the right decisions,” added Steve McLellan, #TransformSK Co-Chair and CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. “This process has been a splendid start but moving forward we will need everyone’s help.”
#TransformSK was formed by five prominent Saskatchewan business support organizations in response to the provincial government’s 2016 call for citizen engagement in the process of transformational change - new, innovative approaches to stimulate growth, protect long-term prosperity, and improve the quality of life for all Saskatchewan residents.
Click here to read the final report. Please read it, share it and help drive the dialogue forward.
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