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Innovation Generation: Roundtable on STEM and Entrepreneurship in K-12 (Summary Report)

In recent years, Canada’s Public Policy Forum has undertaken several initiatives on the theme of innovation. In our discussions and conversation on this topic, many leaders emphasized the importance of...

Date: Friday June 27, 2014

Skills, Training and Lifelong Learning

Training for working Canadians is scarce, and the people who most need it are the least able to get it. As global competition and technological change increase, Canada needs to create effective and inclusive systems of training, which are essential for innovation, growth, employment and good incomes. In this report, Daniel Munro looks at Canada's strengths and weaknesses, training models from around the world, and suggests improvements to lifelong learning systems.

Date: Friday March 29, 2019

Food Innovation in Canada’s North: The case for a social enterprise cluster

Our Task Force conducted a preliminary study of the feasibility of an Arctic Food Innovation Cluster in Canada. The intent of such a cluster is to advance increased access to affordable, culturally informed, healthy food across northern regions. The cluster’s secondary objective is to foster further innovations within the North’s commercial food production industry via new food production methods (e.g., full utilization of harvested fish), value chains, and/or governance models. This would, in turn, boost local economic development opportunities within these northern communities.

Date: Thursday March 7, 2019

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

Dr. Kamran Khan: To fight global infectious diseases, he prescribes a dose of big data

ingredients for innovation but worries that they can be too cautious. “Innovation is not only a nice-to-have, it’s a need-to-have, and on the innovation pathway, a bit of risk-taking is...

Date: Wednesday May 23, 2018

One-on-One: Navdeep Bains and John Manley on innovation

VIDEO: Diversity, talent, immigration and picking winners are all keys to a better innovation culture in Canada, minister says Notable quotes Talent “should be our number one focus.”Bains called it...

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016

Crop innovation in the Canadian Prairies: Report of the Breadbasket 2.0 initiative

This report details the outcomes of the Public Policy Forum’s recent Breadbasket 2.0 initiative on agricultural innovation policy in the Canadian Prairies. The Forum convened a series of roundtable discussions...

Date: Monday December 2, 2013

A formula for turning ideas into products

from IBI spurred Santerre to develop an on-campus incubator called the Health Innovation Hub that teaches health science and biomedical engineering grads and early-career scientists the fundamentals of starting innovation...

Date: Wednesday May 24, 2017

Growth Summit II: Five Takeaways

...the past 25 years. The message was clear: if Canadian companies don’t get serious about investing in innovation, research and development and engaging in so-called innovation superclusters, significant economic growth...

Date: Sunday April 23, 2017

From the classroom to the boardroom

involved a lot of sacrifice, but at the same time I never really questioned if it was worth it.” To learn more about the Governor General’s Innovation Awards, visit

Date: Wednesday May 24, 2017

From the barn to the bench

of these initiatives forward, hopefully long after I retire. That’s the kind of legacy that I hope to enjoy.” To learn more about the Governor General’s Innovation Awards, visit

Date: Wednesday May 24, 2017

First Nations Finance Authority (Ernie Daniels, CEO): By fixing finance rules, First Nations can invest in themselves

The First Nations Finance Authority is being honored as a Governor General Innovation Award recipient on May 23 for their ground-breaking innovative funding regime that reduces borrowing cuts and provides interest rate security for First Nations communities across the country.

Date: Wednesday May 23, 2018

TOP TAKEAWAYS | The day in 5 minutes

...Johnston brought his enthusiasm and encouragement for Canadian innovation to the summit. Promote a culture of innovation Canada needs to foster a culture of innovation that celebrates — even boasts...

Date: Thursday October 13, 2016

Innovation in government: Conversations with Canada’s public service leaders

We engaged nearly 100 public leaders in one-on-one conversations about the challenges facing Canada’s public service, the measures being undertaken to innovate, and the obstacles to change. We...

Date: Thursday May 19, 2011

PANEL 2—Canada’s emerging innovators face funding, talent and culture gaps

...Ottawa Opening remarks:Michael Denham, President & CEO, BDC Panelists: Breanne Everett, CEO, Orpyx. Governor General’s Innovation Award recipientRaymond Laflamme, Executive Director, Institute for Quantum ComputingMarty Reed, President & CEO Evok...

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016

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