David Forrest works with businesses, governments, and communities challenged by problems that can only be resolved by collaborating across traditional boundaries. His Integral Strategy™ approach has helped to create new partnerships in the innovation system, health care, education, transportation, energy, environment, resource management, community development, and economic development. Challenges have been as diverse as creating age-friendly communities, increasing local food security, enhancing the effectiveness of the health system, defining cancer research programs, improving the delivery of post-secondary professional education, implementing open government, expanding regional economic opportunities, and innovating in response to climate change.
Forrest is a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada. He is an Advisory Board member at the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) at the University of Ottawa; and is a member of the World Future Society and other futures organizations. He curates www.innovationwatch.com, an online magazine on trends and innovation.