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Pathways to Sustainable Access to Innovative Medicines for Canadians

This report is the culmination of a project that engaged Canadians in roundtable discussions about access barriers, the role of real-world evidence in system improvement, and how to move the healthcare system forward. Participants’ recommendations on reducing barriers to access, strengthening data and evidence and finding balance in our healthcare system.

Date: Friday April 20, 2018


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


Bringing Innovation to Life: Innovation-Based Growth In Canadian Life Sciences

Canada’s economic future will be driven by globally competitive companies working at the forefront of knowledge and technology. These companies are built on innovation and skills, cornerstones of economic growth and prosperity. Canada enjoys significant advantages in these areas, but must not be complacent as countries around the world are driving their own economic growth through significant investments in research, innovation and skills.

Date: Wednesday January 3, 2018


Healthcare at Our Fingertips: Enabling the Digital Health Environment that Canadians Deserve

Canadians are already adopting digital- and data-driven solutions to improve their health, but their healthcare system lags far behind. Canada’s governments must adopt innovation, consumer-driven models and new regulatory frameworks in order to improve health outcomes for all.

Date: Tuesday January 8, 2019


Applying science to delivering mental health programs

health by distance?” asks McGrath, a clinical psychologist who is vice-president of research at the IWK Health Centre, a research hospital in Halifax. McGrath, chair of the board of Strongest...

Date: Wednesday May 24, 2017


McGrath & Lingley-Pottie: Applying science to delivering mental health programs

...innovators and support innovation in our public institutions.” — PATRICK McGRATH “We have to regard our research health centres and systems as hotbeds for innovation in health,” he says. “We...

Date: Tuesday May 23, 2017


Ontario Digital Inclusion Summit – Summary Report

PPF hosted Ontario's first Digital Inclusion Summit back in February. Now, the summary report is available with key takeaways from the event that sparked a larger conversation on making the internet work for all.

Date: Tuesday May 29, 2018


Partners in Reconciliation: Recognizing and Respecting Indigenous Health

The conference focused on healing, culturally competent care and the social determinants of health. Read the conference summary and watch video of the sessions.

Date: Friday October 6, 2017


Move over Oscars, we’re announcing our 2019 policy stars

We're pleased to announce all five of our honourees for our 2019 Testimonial Dinner honourees, for their dedication to public service and strengthening our democracy and its institutions.

Date: Thursday January 31, 2019


Opioid Addiction Treatment in 2019

Canada can stem the tide of the opioid crisis. Among Canadians, there is hope that hastening access to treatments that work, learning from and scaling up best practices, and continuing coordinated efforts between all stakeholders will positively impact the pathways to treatment services - beyond just overdose treatment. This report discusses opportunities for policy makers to engage on harm reduction, equitable access to treatment and support, and collaboration and coordination following a PPF roundtable on opioid misuse in December 2018.

Date: Thursday March 14, 2019


Legitimacy in Reconciliation: A Path Forward

Indigenous youth had clear ideas on how to find the legitimacy needed for reconciliation at the Public Policy Forum's (PPF) Nov. 29 unconference in Regina. This report highlights their six recommendations. In August 2017, the Centre for Public Impact approached PPF to be a part of a global project that explores What is legitimacy? How is it achieved and preserved? How does it manifest in different parts of the world? PPF brought together 21 young Indigenous people to discuss if the Government of Canada has the legitimacy to deliver on its commitment to Indigenous Peoples and how it can work to build the trust and transparency required.

Date: Tuesday May 15, 2018


PPF Atlantic Summit 2018

The Public Policy Forum’s 2018 Atlantic Summit is the first major initiative in a 3-year project. From 2018-2020 we will conduct research, engage communities and decision makers, and work to support the momentum building behind the Atlantic Growth Strategy. The focus of our first year has been on demographics and the role of immigration as one approach to attract, and keep, the talented people who make Atlantic Canada home.

Date: Thursday May 24, 2018


A House Undivided: Making Senate Independence Work

...national report on mental health, “Out of the Shadows at Last: Transforming Mental Health, Mental Illness and Addiction Services in Canada.” It led to the creation of the Mental Health...

Date: Thursday September 22, 2016


The Values Proposition: Building a Stronger Canada through Values-Based Sport

This report summarizes what we heard during five roundtables held through spring 2018 and which explored actions and policies aimed at ensuring values-based sport is an intentional and fundamental part of the Canadian sport system, from playground to podium.

Date: Wednesday August 8, 2018


Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Precision Medicine

As researchers and business leaders move quickly to explore and exploit an ever-growing field of artificial intelligence opportunities, policy-makers – recognizing AI’s far-reaching implications - seek frameworks to assess and regulate them. These reports examine issues and suggest frameworks for AI’s impact on transportation of people and goods, and on how we predict, identify and treat disease.

Date: Monday December 10, 2018


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