What must be done today to build a Canadian battery metals industry that will be a significant contributor to Canada’s long-term prosperity? This report argues that to seize its enormous opportunities in the battery metals value chain, Canada needs a bold national strategy, roadmap, and action plan. The report lays out clear timetables and targets for electric vehicle, battery, and metals production and an action plan designed to achieve them. The action plan also aims to help create an integrated Canadian battery supply chain, leverage foreign investments into homegrown capacity, and build a vibrant innovation and industrial ecosystem. It argues that the midstream is the linchpin of the supply chain and that initial efforts should focus on the chemical production processes needed to produce battery active material from Canadian critical minerals.