The Future Challenges Initiative is a year long discussion using a futures approach to help get a window into how we can prepare ourselves and our students for an uncertain present. It is designed to explore key challenges facing society, and their potential impacts and implications for education. Through a Speaker Series, an Open Course in October, and institute in February 2023 we will work towards a discussion paper to be delivered at the end of June 2023. The initiative will start its work by using the Future Challenge Areas identified by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).