Balancing the environment, resource use, climate change impact and the economy is no easy task. Nor is it only a problem for just one province or territory in Canada.

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.

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!


Add Excitement To Your Classroom With Free Lesson Plans and Online Tools

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.

Key Features

Using the simulator, you and your students can:

  • View videos and discover the potential benefits and impacts of different land-uses and land-use practices in your area
  • Improve your understanding of your area’s ecosystems and environmental resources
  • See what’s happened in your area in the last century, and see what it might look like 30 years from now
  • Develop your own plan for your area’s future
  • Track and share water quality and land-use observations with other classes throughout your area
  • Create and submit reports with project findings


Lesson plans are currently available for:

  • Upper Elementary

  • Middle School

  • Junior High

  • High School

  • Social Studies

  • Science

  • Geography

  • Earth & Life Sciences

Try It Now

To get an idea of how the simulator works, try the Alberta Tomorrow version.

Join Us

Join Us

Be part of shaping the future

By 2025, the Canada Tomorrow initiative aims to:

  • Expanse our reach to over 500,000+students across Canada
  • Develop an Indigenous Module
  • Develop a Covid 19 Module

You can help us achieve our goal to keep these resources free for students! Your support will help us expand our technology across Canada.

Canada Tomorrow

About Canada Tomorrow

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:

  • peer reviewed by qualified scientists,
  • endorsed by environmentally focused non-profit organizations, industry and government, and
  • teacher tested!

Alberta Tomorrow is a registered charity

Canada Tomorrow is an initiative of the Alberta Tomorrow Foundation, a registered charity. Meet our board of directors and sponsors.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Alberta Tomorrow Executive Director:
Jennifer Janzen