Drawing on public and private sector partners, The Pluralism Project is consulting diverse stakeholders at home and abroad to explore the economic impacts of pluralism and global connectivity. The initiative released policy recommendations in early 2017 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It examined issues such as the links between pluralism and economic competitiveness and innovation, policies that encourage student and labour or professional mobility, employment as a tool for promoting social cohesion, and the role of global networks and experience in trade and investment.

The goal of the Pluralism Project is to impact positive policy change to foster and support global connections informed by the experiences and knowledge of stakeholders, and to generate an informed public debate.


Momani, B. and Stirk, J. 2017. Special Report “Diversity Dividend: Canada’s Global Advantage.” Centre for International Governance Innovation and The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

Momani, B. and Stirk, J. 2016. “In a highly competitive world, is diversity Canada’s advantage?” The Global and Mail. March 28.

Klimbovskaia, A. and Momani, B. 2016. “How can we reinforce Canada’s pluralism model? Hard numbers” OpenCanada. May 10

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