1. Restrict working week

    A big idea by: Kathleen Matthews-Ward

    Restrict the working week to 35 hours as France has done to share the work around. Even better, reduce it further and require a component of voluntary work as well.

  2. Obvious but not seen

    A big idea by: Geoffrey Warrener

    There is only one thing you can do in a city office - you cant weld a tank, shoe a horse, construct, disassemble or manufacture. The only thing you can do in an office is exchange information I can exchange information from my home office

  3. Help the unemployed and retirees

    A big idea by: Roberta Cava

    In Canada, every employee and employer pay into a fund that employees can use if they become unemployed, go on maternity leave, or are taking an apprenticeship program. Also, both the employer and the employee pay into their Canada Pension Fund.

  4. They Got it All Wrong

    A big idea by: Graham Paterson

    All employment is related to the nation's economy, and the way the economy fuctions is based on outmoded ideas and concepts fronm the 19th century that are still used today.

  5. They Got it All Wrong

    A big idea by: Graham Paterson

    The concept of a nation's economy is the basis and controlling factor for all employment in the nation. The way the economy functions is based on outmoded and incorrect assumptions dating back to the 19th century. This needs to be corrected.

And the winners are...

Here are the winners and shortlisted ideas.

The Energy Crisis

The Future of Work

Housing Affordability

Thriving Kids