What Canadians will need to succeed
As the future of work continues to evolve, so too do the skills that Canadians will need to succeed. The Future Skills Centre, Ryerson University's Diversity Institute, and the Public Policy Forum will release eight reports in January to identify the most important issues currently impacting the skills ecosystem in Canada. Read key takeaways in each report that will strengthen policymaking and build a strong foundation intended to help support further research.
Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide in Canada
Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow Project
In the coming year, PPF's Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow, Sean Speer will focus on urban and rural differences in Canada and how policymakers, business and community leaders, and the public can work to bridge the growing cultural, political and socio-economic characteristics of the urban-rural divide.
New North Star II
Canadian Industrial Policy Responses for the Intangibles Economy
More and more, Canada's competitiveness on the global stage will be determined by how well we respond to the rise of the intangibles economy. Building on the success of PPF’s April 2019 report A New North Star, Sean Speer and Robert Asselin are teaming up with CIBC Senior Economist Royce Mendes to take a deeper dive into the practical policy responses that will help Canada's economy sink, swim, or float to the top.
Digital Democracy Project
The Digital Democracy Project (DDP) is a joint initiative led by the Ottawa-based Public Policy Forum and the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. The project will study the media ecosystem in the run-up to and during Canada’s October 2019 federal election by monitoring digital and social media and by conducting both regular national surveys and a study of a metered sample of online consumption.
Policy Approaches To Harmful Content Online
Understanding and Addressing Impact
Hate that festers without intervention threatens public safety, and has tragic outcomes for the human rights and lived-experiences of all Canadians. Canada has developed a National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence and PPF put on two events to examine the impact of hate and intolerance online, and on approaches to prevention and remedy.
Government Digital Transformation: The Risk of the Status Quo
The Risk of the Status Quo
If Canada's government is committed to becoming digital-first, a focus needs to be on quantifying the risk of maintaining the status quo, as compared to the risks associated with digital transformation. This project aims to find out how risk is being perceived and managed by the government of Canada and governments globally.