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  • Evidence that Works: Building the Canadian evidence infrastructure for social policy

    Evidence that Works: Building the Canadian evidence infrastructure for social policy

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  • Portraits 2017: Economic Security and the Social Safety Net

    Portraits 2017: Economic Security and the Social Safety Net

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  • A Different Ontario: Income & Employment

    A Different Ontario: Income & Employment

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  • Research Initiative on Education + Skills

    Research Initiative on Education + Skills

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  • Conversation with conference speakers: Canada’s evidence-informed policymaking

    Conversation with conference speakers: Canada’s evidence-informed policymaking

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November 15, 2018

Evidence that Works

Building the Canadian evidence infrastructure for social policy

Canadian governments and their service-provider partners are tackling increasingly complex social problems. Effective solutions will depend on how well they can identify what initiatives are and are not working, and how well the most promising ones can be adapted and scaled up.
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A Different Ontario

This series of reports takes a close look at data from the 2016 Census to chart the most important trends and to discuss their implications for policymakers. Many of the Census results, such as those related to aging or diversity, have been widely reported. But a closer look at the data reveals both trends that have been overlooked and important nuances that merit more attention from policymakers and the public.

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Call for Proposals

RIES is seeking research projects regarding the state of skills and skills development in Canada within three areas of focus: equity, the future of work, and what skills matter. The research reports generated from this competition, 15-20 pages in length, are expected to make fresh contributions to policy research and policy development. An honorarium of $7,000 will be provided to successful applicants.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, November 9th 2018, 4 PM EST.

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TLDR

Peering Into The Future: Key Takeaways

Peering Into The Future: Key Takeaways

Many capable leaders serve on non-profit boards. They are aided by a voluminous literature and many training opportunities on effective governance, and by numerous efforts to define effective governance models, functions and frameworks.
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Prescribing Federalism: Key Takeaways

Prescribing Federalism: Key Takeaways

The federal government is deciding how to proceed on national pharmacare. Whatever path it chooses, federal action on pharmacare will need to carefully consider its interactions with an existing landscape of provincial programs.
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Media

Sunil Johal on compensating workers displaced by disruptive technology

Sunil Johal on compensating workers displaced by disruptive technology

Ridesharing services are disrupting the taxi industry, and now the City faces a $1.7 billion lawsuit. But who is responsible for lost jobs and lost incomes when technology disrupts an industry? Sunil Johal, policy director of the Mowat Centre, explains.
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Mowat Opinion

What the rise of the trillion dollar tech company means for policymakers

What the rise of the trillion dollar tech company means for policymakers

The ascent of Amazon and Apple into the trillion dollar valuation club is a landmark corporate achievement. Together, these two firms are worth as much as the annual gross domestic products of Spain and Switzerland combined. But, beyond the accolades, what does the rise of these digital titans mean for policymakers?
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