If you could change Canada for the better, what would you do?

This was the question we posed to our newsroom as we prepared for the launch of The Huffington Post Canada's Impact section, a space dedicated to humanitarian news, causes and ways to give back.

There is, of course, no one answer to this question -- it could mean anything from creating a "license" to get credit cards, as one of our editors put it, to making it easier for those who live in southern Canada the opportunity to explore the North.

Impact is a place to get inspired, to share ideas and find those who may already be carrying out some of the items on your bucket list. We're looking forward to having Canadians get motivated and showcase their own

Here's what The Huffington Post Canada editors would do to change Canada for the better. What are your ideas? Let us know in the comments below, email us at Canada@huffingtonpost.com, or tweet us (@HPCaImpact) with #changecanada to inspire a nation:

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  • Voting Booth

    If I could #ChangeCanada, I'd ensure every Canadian knew just how important their vote is to our democracy <b>-Brodie Fenlon, Senior News Editor, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Countrywide Daycare

    If I could #ChangeCanada, I'd made daycare a national responsibility so single mothers would have the opportunity to provide for their families. <b>-Sarah Kelsey, Style Editor, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • 'Licenses' For Credit Cards

    Canadians owe more than ever and it's probably because it's easier than ever to put yourself into debt. Credit card companies are at shopping malls, airports, and college campuses trying to get more of us to sign up with the promise of points, gifts and low rates. But how many of us actually know what any of this stuff means? Or what the negative impacts are of not paying off your credit card? One simple way around this is a credit card licence, a short course or quiz that everyone has to take before receiving their first credit card. We're not trying to stop Canadians from going shopping or buying amazing deals on eBay. We just want to make sure that you're knowledgeable, and responsible when you sign that little strip on the back and head to the mall. <b>-Ron Nurwisah, Community Manager, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Clear Government

    If I could #ChangeCanada I would make sure the government is transparent and held accountable. No more omnibus bills with hidden agendas, no more five-question maximums from the Prime Minister and no abuses of civil liberties swept under the rug. Canada is a democracy, and every citizen should be able to take part in, and understand the way the country is run. <b>-Devon Murphy, Associate Blogs Editor, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • News Browsers

    If I could #ChangeCanada, I'd deliver a newspaper to every door and give people time enough to read it <b>-Brodie Fenlon, Senior News Editor, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Classes, Not Bars

    If I could #ChangeCanada, I'd spend the money on building new prisons on after-school programs for youth instead <b>-Brian Tien Trinh, Editorial Intern, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Get Up North

    If I could #ChangeCanada, I would make it easier for southerners to experience the North. What you don't know, you don't value, and this will become key as our North becomes more strategically important. <b>-Ilona Biro, WalletPop.ca Editor</b>

  • Proportionate Boardrooms

    According to a 2011 report by the Conference Board of Canada, it will take about 151 years before the proportion of men and women at the management level to be seen as equal. Women make up at least 50 per cent of our country's population, if I were to #ChangeCanada, we need to see these numbers reflected in offices. If we as a country had a larger focus on female role models or give young girls the opportunities to learn about management for example -- we can achieve equal representation in politics and business -- and not take 100 years to do it. <b>-Arti Patel, Associate Lifestyle Editor, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Energy Givers

    I would add a large, across-the-board tax on gasoline and direct the money toward research and development at universities and corporations. Creating a higher benchmark price for energy will give Canadian businesses the certainty they need to invest in new solutions. As long as gas prices continue to fluctuate wildly from high to low, our citizens and corporations won't do what is needed to start the process of kicking fossil fuels. <b>-Michael Bolen, Politics Editor, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Polar Bear Promotion

    If I could #ChangeCanada, I'd make the national animal a polar bear -- they're the martyrs of global warming and by promoting them, we'd bring more attention to the causes of environmental degradation. <b>-Sarah Kelsey, Style Editor, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • More Home Ec

    It might sound like a small thing, but I think to #changecanada, we need to bring back home economics classes and have them run consistently throughout the school years. So many kids -- so many adults! -- today don't know how to do basic things like cook, sew or do small repairs around the house, and teaching all kids these tasks will not only ensure both genders are receiving the lessons, they'll hopefully be able to pass it on to their own children as well. <b>-Rebecca Zamon, Living Editor, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Language Skills

    If I could #changecanada, I'd make sure our government provided adequate resources for all new immigrants to learn English so they could more easily integrate <b>-Angelina Chapin, Blogs Editor, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Homegrown Talent

    I would like to see Canada invest more money in its filmmaking and television creation. While we are already a hotspot for US and international productions, we seem to have difficulty highlighting and supporting our own homegrown talent/creatvity. Yes, we know about Degrassi, and yes, Cronenberg's films get a lot of buzz, but what about the hundreds of other projects that barely get any recognition? The only way to encourage our country's imaginative brilliance is to support our Canadian talent and innovation in the arts. This means more grants, subsidies and scholarships. <b>-Chris Jancelewicz, Entertainment Editor, AOL Canada/The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Change Our Heroes

    If I could #ChangeCanada, I'd make individuals who go abroad and create change -- like Stephen Lewis or Romeo Dallaire -- national heroes. <b>-Sarah Kelsey, Style Editor, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Rural Healthcare

    If I could #ChangeCanada, I'd improve access to health care for people in rural and remote areas, so that they don't need to leave their homes and families to receive the treatments they need. Even though the vast majority of Canada's land is rural, people in these areas have poorer access to health services than those in urban centres, and many have to travel large distances for treatment. We need to provide incentives for health care workers to practice in rural areas and we need to construct treatment centres that provide services such as chemotherapy and psychotherapy in these areas. <b>-Maya Hamovitch, Impact Intern, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Teach Kids To Code

    We've all seen them; kids barely able to read but able to play around on their iPads or tweak their mom's laptops. Many of today's kids see technology as completely natural and prosaic. Lets show them how these things work. Schools are supposed to teach basic skills to our children: reading and writing, math, science, how our government works. Teaching kids how to program would show them how one of the most important building blocks of our society works. It would demystify technology and who knows, might even help the country spawn the next Bill Gates? <b>-Ron Nurwisah, Community Manager, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Boost Creativity

    If I could #changecanada I would create a program to boost our creative talents within our borders, so that people like DSQUARED2 and Jeremy Laing wouldn't have to leave the country to gain international recognition. A heightened appreciation for creative industries would create jobs and show the next generation there are many options for careers.. We have amazing talent living within our country but it is rare that they are given any attention outside the country. <b>-Meredith Gillies, Style Intern, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Vote To Represent

    I would #changecanada by instituting proportional representation so that the majority of Canadians actually have a voice in our democratic process. With our current first-past-the-post system, a majority government can rule with absolute power despite being installed with a minority of votes -- and, in fact, are usually elected thanks to vote-splitting by those with ideological opposing views. Canada prides itself on compassion and fairness, and our electoral system could use more of that. <b>-Joshua Ostroff, Senior Music Editor, Spinner.ca</b>

  • Take The Train

    If I could change Canada I would make train travel cheaper. An average Via Rail ticket is too expensive for most, and if prices were more affordable, more Canadians would be able to see each corner of our great country. It's efficient, eco-friendlier than cars or planes, and just has that old romantic feeling, wouldn't you say? <b>-Devon Murphy, Associate Blogs Editor, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Cultural Immersion

    If I could #ChangeCanada, I would break down the communication barrier between French and English Canada. Why do we know so little about what's going on in that province - culturally, politically, socially? <b>-Ilona Biro, WalletPop.ca Editor</b>

  • Gun Control

    If I could #ChangeCanada, I'd listen to people affected by gun violence -- and I'd give them a voice in determining control policies for the country. <b>-Sarah Kelsey, Style Editor, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Visibility For All Illnesses

    If I could #ChangeCanada, I'd eliminate stigma and discrimination towards people living with invisible illnesses and disabilities. Stigma and discrimination towards such conditions as mental illness are rampant, and prevent people from getting jobs, finding housing, and maintaining friendships. There needs to be a large-scale public education campaign so that everyone understands and supports these people. <b>-Maya Hamovitch, Impact Intern, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Safety For All Women

    Statistics show one in four North American women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. If I could #ChangeCanada for the better, I would challenge this norm. I would confront the misconception that women somehow 'ask for it.' I would walk home at night and not worry. <b>-Jacqueline Delange, Associate Editor, AOL Canada/The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Corporate Charity Time

    If I could #ChangeCanada, it would be law for all employers to give their employees a week off with pay to volunteer at a charity of their choice. This would allow Canadians do take a break from their everyday lives to do their part either domestically or internationally. <b>-Dawn Cuthbertson, Associate Homepage Editor, AOL.ca</b>

  • Post-Secondary School For All

    If I could #ChangeCanada, I would make post-secondary education free (that is, covered through general tax revenue) because your parents' finances should not determine how well you do in life. Also, countries that heavily or fully subsidize education tend to have more resilient labour markets and a higher quality of life. <b>-Daniel Tencer, Business Editor, The Huffington Post Canada</b>

  • Extend A Proper Welcome

    If I could #ChangeCanada, I would create extensive programs to ensure that new immigrants to Canada could settle here and easily become part of a community, instead of suffering from isolation that's often common when attempting to build a new life in a new country, away from your network and all the resources you know. I would attempt to reduce the double or triple duty that many well-educated new Canadians must work to make ends meet by implementing attractive incentives for big business to invest in the training and upgrading programs. I would equip the engineers, scientists and professors that are languishing in our taxi cabs, patrolling our mall perimeters, and cleaning our hallways, with means to make the most of their education and build on their existing skill sets. I would ensure that women new to Canada understand that their lives are valued and their rights are protected. <strong>-- Lisa Yeung, Managing Editor, HuffPost Canada Lifestyle and Impact</strong>