What We Learned: Brave New Work Round Up
PPF's flagship Brave New Work project is wrapping up by rounding up the perspectives and insights of over 20 of the people who contributed to the project over the years. We ask them what they learned about the future of work, and what they recommend needs to be done next.
PPF’s Growth Summit Roundtables
Join us on October 19 for this public webinar. For the first time ever, PPF’s premier growth conversation will be a truly pan-Canadian event, spanning coast to coast. The Growth Summit Roundtables will comprise a series of closed-door roundtable discussions across the country followed by a public webinar.
Public Trust and Multisectoral Collaboration During the Pandemic
October 26 | Join the Hon. Bob Rae, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations (UN), at PPF’s annual Fall Dinner. We'll showcase two case studies, a keynote speaker, and a panel that will explore the topic of collaboration between different levels of government and other sectors during a global crisis.
Rhetoric vs. Results: Shaping Policy to Benefit Canada’s Middle Class
Canada’s standard of living has been slipping: Between 1945 and 1976, parents could expect that their children would make twice the salary they did but today’s parents would be waiting 400 years for that to happen. Despite a professed desire to help the middle class, governments have done very little to do so; they fail to address this issue at their peril. This paper by PPF Fellow Don Wright provides several ways to fix the problem.
Toward a National Adaptation Strategy
The Public Policy Forum convened a roundtable discussion on June 16, 2021, to look at the development of a national adaptation strategy in Canada that spans disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation domains. The participants represented a range of public- and private-sector perspectives on the key challenges that need to be addressed to push towards greater resilience and adaptation and confront the challenges of climate change. The conversation also looked at the need to set clear time-bound targets and performance measures and ensure these are grounded in Canada’s Emergency Management Strategy.
We Want Real Partnership: UNDRIP Gives Us the Means
In April 2020, the Energy Future Forum convened a plenary session on the critical importance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and full Indigenous participation and ownership in Canada’s energy development. The following is a blended transcript edited for clarity and conciseness of Indigenous economic leaders Alicia Dubois, Tabatha Bull, Mark Podlasly, J.P. Gladu and Kim Baird. These leaders spoke about their vision for economic reconciliation, the challenge of access to capital and the opportunity UNDRIP presents to catalyze economic development by making real partnership a prerequisite for any project to move forward in Canada.
Report 6: Three Areas in Which Pandemic Management Could Have Been Better
Members of Canada’s political class should on balance receive at least a passing grade for their management of the pandemic, and Canadians should be both proud and worried about policymakers’ performance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The three areas in which they could have done better include: keeping schools open, using technology to combat the pandemic, and prioritizing vaccine targeting.
Meet the 2021/22 Fellows
Action Canada and PPF are proud to announce the new cohort of Fellows who start their Fellowship in June 2021.
How can a mission-oriented approach to innovation policy help harness Canada’s strengths and resources to solve our most pressing collective challenges?
In the wake of COVID-19, Canada has an opportunity to reorient its innovation policy to maximize economic, social and environmental benefits. Through this project, the Public Policy Forum and Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship will chart an ambitious and practical road map for harnessing Canada’s innovation potential to drive economic growth and respond to our most pressing collective challenges.
Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression: Harms Reduction
PPF has been researching online hate and other harms alongside the future of journalism since 2016. The hate-motivated murders of a Muslim family in London, Ontario this week are issues examined in the recent report, Harms Reduction, of PPF's Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression and the related findings of the Citizens Assembly on Democratic Expression.
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