See Alberta Tomorrow in action:
- See the current landscape in 30+ areas in Alberta
- Draw your own plan for Alberta and see the potential outcomes!
The Canada Tomorrow initiative, led by Alberta Tomorrow is a project that aims to develop customized educational landuse simulators that account for regional differences throughout Canada. These free, online, interactive educational tools, designed with Canada’s students and teacher’s needs in mind, will create a collective education of sustainability planning and a deepened awareness of the human impacts on our local communities across Canada. Using GIS and satellite imagery, the tool will help everyday Canadians understand our impact on the land and the need for youth to design and sustain a future for our shared ecosystems.
Modeled after the highly successful Alberta Tomorrow, Canada Tomorrow will have individual customized simulators for all of Canada’s Province and Territories. Watch these videos to get an idea of how Alberta Tomorrow, the original simulator, has been used in classrooms across Alberta.
To get an idea of how the simulator works, try the Alberta Tomorrow version.
By 2025, the Canada Tomorrow initiative aims to:
You can help us achieve our goal to keep these resources free for students! Your support will help us expand our technology across Canada.
Our Vision is an informed society that actively Fosters Sustainable Futures
We do this by influencing change through our educational simulation software. The original Alberta Tomorrow simulator was designed by Dr. Brad Stelfox and Matthew Carleson in 2005. Modeled after the professional ALCES Online landuse simulator, this original version has evolved into Alberta Tomorrow V 6.0. Alberta Tomorrow has been used extensively since that time by students and teachers interested in creating sustainable futures for our province.
The simulator is critically reviewed and bias neutral. The continued development is overseen by a board of directors comprised of representatives of industry, education, non-profits and government.
The simulator is:
Using the simulator gives my students real life exposure to real life decisions...all at their fingertips. Thank you for enriching my students learning environment.
Through using the simulator, students developed a background knowledge in industry and land-use and have become impassioned about how to consider a variety of perspectives when making decisions for our province's future.
Our generation doesn't think about how our actions will affect the future environment. I learned that we have to balance the environment and the economy.