Digital equity: Spotlighting Canada’s divide

Published on: Nov 23, 2021

What is digital equity? We define the term as "a state where all people and organizations can fully benefit from the digital technology necessary to succeed in the digital economy."

Why is this issue important to Deloitte? The story told by the data is clear: the digital transformation of Canada's economy and society has not been equitable. That puts us at real risk of not just deepening social and economic disparities, but also holding back Canada's competitiveness on the global stage. If the country's performance across these indicators remains constant or worsens by 2030, we'll see more inequality across society, SMEs that are unable to grow in the digital world, and businesses of all sizes that are unable to compete internationally.

In the Future of Canada Centre's latest report, Digital equity: Spotlighting Canada's divide, addresses the following:

  • Introduces our framing of digital equity
  • Outlines how it will improve our society
  • Assess the country's current performance

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