Search Results for: Future of Work

CONDITION CHRONIC: How Improving Workplace Wellness Helps Canadians and the Economy

Canada must do more to both reduce the incidence of chronic disease and to appropriately accommodate those already living with chronic disease. While governments, employers and advocacy organizations have good intentions and are undertaking helpful initiatives, the challenge is immense and it requires a well-informed, broad, integrated response.

Date: Friday September 29, 2017

Independent and Accountable: Modernizing the Role of Agents of Parliament and Legislatures

In this report, the Public Policy Forum (PPF) analyzes the current and evolving role of agents at the federal and provincial levels to provide recommendations on how oversight and guidance in the administration of policies can be improved while maintaining their autonomy within Canada’s Westminster system.

Date: Thursday April 26, 2018

Three ways to reduce anxiety about the future of work

Rapid change in how we work can stoke fears of a jobless future, but these key policy changes can help turn anxiety into opportunity.

Date: Thursday January 24, 2019

Canada’s Associations See What’s Trending in the Future of Work

From new ways of approaching lifelong learning to recognizing that technology is not the only driver of workplace change, representatives of Canadian associations shared their perspectives on the changing nature of work and how workers and employers are affected.

Date: Monday April 1, 2019

Brave New Work Newsletter #2

In this second newsletter: New report on big gaps in Employment Insurance, emerging leaders share principles for inclusion that we should all follow, and we learn how disrupting the career ladder creates challenges to gender equity.

Date: Monday May 6, 2019

Brave New Work Newsletter #1

In this first edition of our Brave New Work Newsletter: A new report on the strengths and weaknesses of Canada's training systems, what Canada’s associations see trending in the future of work, and students imagine how Canadians would learn if universities and colleges no longer existed.

Date: Monday April 1, 2019

The future of work is a gender equity issue

Job displacement could disproportionately push women out of the workforce in Canada's jobs future. Women fill many of the lower-paid, often precarious jobs and if contingent work becomes more common it will entirely disrupt the notion of a career ladder - and leadership positions are already dominated by men.

Date: Monday May 6, 2019

Using Foresight to Explore the Future of Work

What happens when university students imagine how they would learn if universities and colleges no longer existed? As part of PPF’s Brave New Work project, we invited students from the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs at Carleton University to do a foresight exercise on the future of learning, skills and access. They had some fascinating ideas.

Date: Monday April 1, 2019

Building a Dynamic Future: The Next Generation of Public Service Talent

...flexible work arrangements that support employee productivity without undermining workplace culture and departmental outcomes. Find opportunities to integrate new technologies that foster workplace collaboration and improve operational efficiency. Create mechanisms...

Date: Wednesday June 7, 2017

How do we build an inclusive future of work?

Emerging leaders from the Banff Forum gathered to discuss: Who is missing from Canadians' dialogue about our brave new world of work? They came up with a clear set of guiding principles and recommendations for policymakers.

Date: Friday May 3, 2019

Why the future of work may be the most pressing issue of our time

Today’s technological revolution holds out tremendous promise to improve our lives and work, writes PPF's President and CEO Edward Greenspon, but we must ensure its opportunity is available to all, and that policy softens the downsides of the disruption it causes. Join our Brave New Work project to be part of the solution.

Date: Tuesday June 18, 2019

Facilitating the Future of Work Through a Modernized EI System

Gaps in Canada’s Employment Insurance program are already leaving too many workers behind as gig work, part-time jobs and self-employment grow. EI needs to be modernized now to support Canadians as they transition to an economy and labour market disrupted by technology and automation.

Date: Wednesday May 1, 2019


...National Governance Principles to improve the quality and transparency of decision-making and a national Infrastructure Performance Measurement Framework, including a national skills plan to identify which projects and practices worked...

Date: Tuesday October 11, 2016

Public Policy Forum and TD Bank Group announce multi-year Future of Work strategic partnership

During the April 12 Testimonial Dinner, TD Bank Group's Norie Campbell announced a three-year initiative with PPF to advance a pan-Canadian policy dialogue on the changing nature of work.

Date: Tuesday April 17, 2018

Bringing New Voices to the Table: Re-thinking On-reserve Housing in Canada

...leaders with experience in participatory community consultation, and with a vast network of contacts in First Nations communities. The PPF worked with Michelle Sault, Principal Consultant with CornerStone Concepts, to...

Date: Monday February 27, 2017

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