The most important takeaway from last year is that we are a resilient species. For all the job loss, business closures, loneliness and heartbreak, we also learned that people can do incredible things if they are committed and given the chance. This should be our mantra for 2021 – it is our path to recovery. Canada can recover from the pandemic only when more Canadians can participate in economic expansion. We have the talent, but organizations need to work together to ensure that people have the foundation and skills to succeed in building the economy.