Past Events

March 2020

Event Starts Friday March 13, 2020

Action Canada 2019/2020 presents The Future of Work

After a 10-month study of the future of work that started last June in Vancouver and saw the group travel to from Dawson City, YK to Bridgewater, NS and many places in between, this year’s Action Canada Fellows will present their final reports and recommendations. Each cohort of Fellows examines...

  • When

    Friday March 13, 2020
    8:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


February 2020

Event Starts Friday February 7, 2020

Nova Scotia Employer Consultation: Finding and Retaining Skilled Workers

Employers across Atlantic Canada are facing labour and skill shortages. Retention of young people and newcomers in the region remains a challenge, and many people who relocate elsewhere in Canada report jobs as a leading cause for their decision to move away. To truly understand the issues that Atlantic Canada is facing, PPF and Professor Tony Fang from Memorial University are conducting a roundtable discussion in Nova Scotia to learn about employer experiences and priorities regarding hiring and retaining skilled workers.

  • When

    Friday February 7, 2020
    12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • Where Nova Scotia

January 2020

Event Starts Monday January 20, 2020

New North Star II – Roundtable Vancouver

This closed roundtable discussion is part of a series of consultations that will feed into PPF’s latest work on Canadian Economic Competitiveness. Building off our April 2019 report A New North Star, we are now deepening the conversation to understand how the rise of an intangibles economy is affecting different industries...

  • When

    Monday January 20, 2020
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Where Vancouver

Event Starts Friday January 17, 2020

Investing in Mid-Career Professionals: The Future of Work for Employers

This is a roundtable discussion about investing in mid-career professionals: insights into up-skilling and re-training for the future of work from Canadian employers and business leaders. Mid-career workers have been recognized as a group facing challenges in the changing labour market and most in need of up-skilling and training opportunities....

  • When

    Friday January 17, 2020
    8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • Where Toronto, ON

Event Starts Monday January 13, 2020

Gender and the Future of Work

Join the Action Canada Fellows for a panel on the future of work through the lens of gender and the role of public policy with eminent public policy leaders: Hélène Laurendeau, Deputy Minister, Department of Canadian Heritage Rachel Wernick, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment and Social Development Canada Anne-Marie Hubert,...

  • When

    Monday January 13, 2020
    5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • Where École nationale de l'administration publique
    555, boul Charest E, Québec

December 2019

Event Starts Thursday December 12, 2019

Keeping PEI Prosperous: Employer Consultation on Finding and Retaining Skilled Workers

Employers across Atlantic Canada are facing labour and skill shortages. Retention of young people and newcomers in the region remains a challenge, and many people who relocate elsewhere in Canada report jobs as a leading cause for their decision to move away. The Public Policy Forum and Professor Tony Fang...

  • When

    Thursday December 12, 2019
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Where Charlottetown, PEI

Event Starts Wednesday December 11, 2019

Citizens’ Assemblies in Canada and Abroad: Inclusive governance for an age of polarization

One hundred and fifty randomly selected French citizens have recently been empanelled to advise their government on climate change, while in Scotland, 120 citizens are meeting over six weekends to consider their society’s future. Across Europe and North America, Citizens’ Assemblies and Reference Panels are helping to address growing mistrust...

  • When

    Wednesday December 11, 2019
    8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

  • Where PPF Boardroom
    1400-130 Albert St. Ottawa, ON

November 2019

Event Starts Wednesday November 27, 2019

New North Star II – Roundtable Toronto

This closed roundtable discussion is part of a series of consultations that will feed into PPF’s latest work on Canadian Economic Competitiveness. Building off our April 2019 report A New North Star, we are now looking to deepen the conversation and understand how the rise of an intangibles economy is affecting...

  • When

    Wednesday November 27, 2019
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Where Toronto

Event Starts Thursday November 21, 2019

Keeping New Brunswick Competitive: Roundtable Consultation with Employer Perspectives on Finding and Retaining Skilled Workers

Employers across Atlantic Canada are facing skills shortages and are turning to newcomers to fill job vacancies. Yet retention in the region remains a problem, and many people who relocate elsewhere in Canada report employment as a leading cause for their decision to move away. Decision makers are striving to...

  • When

    Thursday November 21, 2019
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Where Planet Hatch, Fredericton, NB
    50 Crowther Lane, Fredericton NB, E3C 0J1

Event Starts Tuesday November 19, 2019

PPF Fall Dinner 2019 | Stuck in the Corner: The U.S.-China strategic rivalry and how Canada plays it

Canada already knows what it’s like to be caught between the wills of these two Great Powers. How do we manage their fraught relations? How do we cause the minimum damage to our economy and sovereignty, while standing up for what we believe is right? These are questions we will address with Dr. Graham Allison, one-time Assistant Secretary of Defense and founding dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, at our annual Fall Dinner — Nov. 19 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.

  • When

    Tuesday November 19, 2019
    5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Where The Shaw Centre
    55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

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