CBC/Radio-Canada, in partnership with VIA Rail Canada and Community Foundations of Canada, sparked the national conversation about Canada's upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation with the CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW conference series, in collaboration with other national organizations. They are:

National Collaborators:
Association for Canadian Studies Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Co-operative Association Canada Science and Technology Museum
Canadian Museum of Civilization Canadian War Museum
Federation of Canadian Municipalities Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation / Arts Nation
Heritage Canada Foundation Historica-Dominion Institute
imagiNation150 Calgary Institute for Canadian Citizenship
Institute of Public Administration of Canada Library and Archives Canada
Luminato Manifesto Community Projects
MASS LBP National Arts Centre
National Association of Friendship Centres National Capital Commission
Prince Edward Island 2014 Segal Centre for Performing Arts (Montreal)
Trans Canada Trail United Way of Canada
The Vimy Foundation The Walrus Foundation
YMCA Canada