About Us

imagiNation 150 (i150) is a group of Calgarians who care about the future of our nation.

Our inspiration came from the challenge that Canada be a “smart and caring nation” that was issued by our Patron, the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston.

As we approach one of the most significant milestones in our history, imagiNation 150 wants Canadians to look at where we’ve been and to dream audaciously about where we could go and how we’re going to get there.

Established in 2011, We see the 150th birthday as an ideal opportunity to celebrate AND as a time to re-energize our sense of enthusiasm, ownership and responsibility for our communities and our country. We want to shift the tone of public conversation away from division and difference towards optimism, shared opportunity and personal accountability.

We also want reputational benefit for Alberta; for the province to be seen by the rest of Canada as being populated by citizens, institutions and corporations that are concerned about and contribute to the whole nation.

We are in a convivial relationship with all levels of government; but do not seek public funding nor are we affiliated with any political perspective.