A Summer of Skills Next
NEW RELEASE | As the future of work continues to evolve, so too do the skills that Canadians will need to succeed. Over the summer, the Public Policy Forum, the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University and the Future Skills Centre will release six new reports to identify the most important issues currently impacting skills policymaking.
Understanding the Nature and Experience of Gig Work in Canada
SKILLS NEXT | Gig work & gig workers are on the rise, fuelled by technology that makes this form of work more easily accessible. What does this mean for Canada’s labour market and how should we respond? Understanding how workers enter, navigate and experience the gig economy is a critical component to better understanding what policies are required to best protect and support them. This report explores what we know, and what we need to know, about the nature of Canada’s gig economy and the experiences of its workers.
Podcast: Ep.20 Systemic racism in Canada and how we can #DoBetter
A series of three major concurrent and overlapping crises, one about health, about the economy and about race, diversity and inclusion has brought society to a troubled place. Many of us have been forced to challenge our own roles. Edward Greenspon is joined by The Honourable Ahmed Hussen to examine the fight against anti-black racism in all its forms, to ensure a future of justice and equality.
Mapping the Landscape: Indigenous Skills Training and Jobs in Canada
SKILLS NEXT | Indigenous businesses are growing and — importantly — creating employment for others. Further, self-employment and entrepreneurship is increasing. If there is an opportunity for the next generation, and for current adult workers, to leapfrog into the future of Canadian work, it may very well be through Indigenous-led business.
Podcast: The Future of Energy: Re-stabilizing an Industry
Ep. 19 | The Public Policy Forum has been working with stakeholders in the Canadian energy sector to find ways to achieve our climate targets. The Energy Future Forum's mission is to develop practical measures that will help Canada meet or exceed our 2030 emissions targets on the way to a NetZero future and strengthen an innovative economy, deepen shared prosperity and enhance national unity. In this episode, Edward Greenspon is joined by Mark Little, President and CEO of Suncor Energy to discuss energy and climate in the time of a pandemic.
Meet this year's Action Canada cohort
Welcome the 15 Fellows making up the 2020/21 Action Canada cohort. This year’s Fellows will also have an opportunity to work directly on policy solutions for rural and urban dimensions of the future of work in a post-pandemic world.
New North Star II: A Challenge-Driven Industrial Strategy for the Age of Intangibles
Intangibles are the new basis for competition, and the U.S.-China tech “cold war” is changing assumptions about global commerce and geopolitics. Authors Sean Speer, Robert Asselin and Royce Mendes make the case for a bold policy response to adapt to these geo-economic trends: a challenge-driven industrial strategy that will give Canada a competitive edge as it rebuilds post COVID-19.
Lessons in Resilience: Canada's Digital Media Ecosystem and the 2019 Election
Canada's 2019 federal election provided a unique opportunity to investigate mis/ disinformation. The Digital Democracy Project looked at 12 threats to citizens' online sources of information to uncover how resilient Canadians' are in the face of disinformation. Read the main findings to better understand polarization and about online media bubbles in which Canadians live.
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