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PPF’s new Atlantic newsletter tracks immigration and employment

Atlantic Canada faces profound demographic changes that challenge its future prosperity and economic sustainability. With a new email newsletter, the Public Policy Forum will keep you up to date on our three-year research project on immigrant retention and labour market revitalization in the region and share other timely research and articles.

Date: Thursday December 13, 2018


Developing Canada’s Digital-Ready Public Service

Canada’s public service has charted an ambitious information management and technology strategy, and talent is one of its pillars. Finding innovative approaches to attracting, developing, and retaining the best and brightest requires rethinking many traditional assumptions and harnessing new approaches. What can be done to attract a skilled and diverse workforce?

Date: Friday March 8, 2019


PPF Announces Cyber Security Expert Satyamoorthy Kabilan as New Vice-President of Policy

The Public Policy Forum welcomes Satyamoorthy Kabilan, also known as Kabi, as the new Vice President of Policy. He is a scientist, entrepreneur and internationally recognized expert in cyber security, emergency management and national security issues.

Date: Friday August 24, 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


Drew Fagan

...For the government of Ontario, Drew was Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport with responsibility for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. Previously, he was...

Date: Friday January 12, 2018


Eric Axford

...Alberta School of Business and the University of Western Ontario Ivey Energy Policy Management Centre. Eric has a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Calgary and...

Date: Thursday November 15, 2018


Getting ahead of disruption is key to our future: An introduction to Canada Next

Decision makers in all fields face intense challenges to keep up with geopolitical transformation, the sweeping innovations of the digital age, the impacts on work sparked by artificial intelligence, and the catastrophic effects of climate change. Edward Greenspon and Drew Fagan introduce the challenges that Canada Next addresses.

Date: Monday January 7, 2019


For Acadians, newcomers are economic saviours but linguistic threats

The Acadian shore of Nova Scotia is one of many rural areas of Atlantic Canada betting its future on immigration. But even French-speaking newcomers aren’t a solution to preserving the area’s Francophone heart.

Date: Thursday June 6, 2019


Marshalling Incubators to Build Global Companies

...the area of innovation policy, explored in this report. In June 2015, the ERA-Can+ partners hosted a symposium on Trans-Atlantic Innovation in Toronto, Ontario [1]. The symposium, organized into three...

Date: Wednesday March 1, 2017


New PPF report calls for caps on political donations to third parties

...in Ontario, to account for advertising blitzes on the eve of fixed election dates, and that transparency of third party activities be enhanced, including disclosure within 24 hours of the...

Date: Wednesday March 14, 2018


Sunil Johal

Sunil Johal is Policy Director at the University of Toronto’s Mowat Centre. He is frequently invited to advise governments and international organizations about disruptive technologies and regulatory and policy issues. In February 2019, he was named Chair of the Expert Panel on Modern Labour Standards by the federal Minister of Labour. PPF is proud to welcome him as a Fellow.

Date: Tuesday June 11, 2019


Toward Food Security in Canada’s North

...organized a series of round table discussions in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Ontario to identify current successes and remaining gaps in overcoming food insecurity in northern Canada, with a...

Date: Thursday November 5, 2015


Putting down roots: How community gardens help immigrant retention

Cultural food security is key to how and whether immigrants take root in their new home. In Halifax, Common Roots Urban Farm was the only source of some traditional foods for newcomers, but the community garden was shut down and no one knows where – or if – it will rise again.

Date: Wednesday December 12, 2018


Peter Loewen

Peter Loewen is a Professor in the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is interested in how politicians can make better decisions, in how citizens can make better choices, and how governments can address the disruption of technology and harness its opportunities. PPF welcomes him as a Fellow.

Date: Tuesday June 11, 2019


Jonathan Perron-Clow

...He has also been a reporter for a variety of community newspapers in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. A graduate of the MA in Political Science program at Carleton University and...

Date: Friday November 10, 2017


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