Facebook is where people go to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. What started out as a way for college students in the United States to stay in touch is now used by over 2 billion people around the world, including 23 million Canadians. The decisions we make at Facebook affect the way people find out about the world and communicate with their loved ones.

It goes far beyond us. As more and more of our lives extend online, and digital technologies transform how we live, we all face challenging new questions — everything from how best to safeguard personal privacy online to the meaning of free expression to the future of journalism worldwide. We debate these questions fiercely and freely inside Facebook every day — and with experts from around the world whom we consult for guidance. We take our responsibilities seriously and are accountable for our impact and influence.

The Facebook Canada Hard Questions Roundtable is an initiative designed to take these conversations offline and gather in person feedback from Canadians and our partners and stakeholders.