Millions of Canadians live and work abroad. Many of these Canadians are highly skilled and connected to the world’s fastest growing economies. In an interconnected world, these people are in a unique position to help build our economy. Expatriates are not a loss to our national economy; rather, they are an untapped resource, lost to Canada because we do too little to harness their skills. How can we change this? A dialogue will be host in Toronto next January to discuss the potential economic benefits of connecting to Canadians abroad, and strategies to do so.