Canada in Space

Space Advisory Board Website Now Available

Innovation, Science and Economic Development has posted a new website for the new Space Advisory Board (SAB). It includes the consultation paper we previously published and the cities and dates the SAB will be visiting over the course of the next month. They are listed below. 

The website states that “as a part of the Government’s Innovation and Skills Plan, the Space Advisory Board will engage with Canadians to develop a new vision for Canada’s space sector and define key elements of a strategy that will be launched this summer. The Board input will inform the strategy, which will focus on using space to drive broader economic growth and innovation, while inspiring the next generation of space scientists.”

Multiple sources tell SpaceQ the new Space Strategy has been written but that these consultations will be reflected in the final Space Strategy paper to be published in June after Cabinet approval.

Space Advisory Board Roundtable Schedule

  • Ontario Region – Ottawa, April 21, 2017
  • Atlantic Region – Halifax, April 28, 2017
  • Quebec Region – St. Hubert, Week of May 1, 2017
  • Prairie and the Northern Region – Winnipeg, Week of May 8, 2017
  • Pacific Region – Vancouver , Week of May 8, 2017
  • Ontario Region – Toronto, Week of May 15, 2017

Invitations to selected members of the space community for each city will be sent out in due course. If however you wish to be present at any of the roundtables, then you have the option of contacting any member of the SAB and requesting so.

ISED is also accepting feedback on the consultation paper directly. You can email them at [email protected] before May 16, 2017.

Updated: 4:23 p.m. EDT.

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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