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  • Untapped Pool or Leaky Pipeline? Female Involvement in the ICT Sector

    Untapped Pool or Leaky Pipeline? Female Involvement in the ICT Sector

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  • A Different Ontario: Immigration

    A Different Ontario: Immigration

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  • TLDR: The horizontal collaboration toolkit

    TLDR: The horizontal collaboration toolkit

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February 13, 2019

Untapped Pool or Leaky Pipeline?

Female Involvement in the ICT Sector

There are fewer women than men in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professions in Canada. What drives this trend? Why is this a policy problem, and what can be done to address it? This report, the first from the Research Initiative on Education and Skills (RIES), tackles these topics.
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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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TLDR

The horizontal collaboration toolkit

The horizontal collaboration toolkit

In an era when the most significant challenges facing many governments, such as climate change and homelessness, require coordinated responses from multiple departments, the ability to coordinate across organizational boundaries is critical to success.
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How to get community benefits agreements right: Engage and empower

How to get community benefits agreements right: Engage and empower

Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) for major government-funded infrastructure projects have been gaining momentum in Canada in 2018.
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Media

Sunil Johal on the future of work following the Oshawa GM plant closing

Sunil Johal on the future of work following the Oshawa GM plant closing

Mowat's Policy Director Sunil Johal discusses the announced closing of the Oshawa GM plant in the context of broader economic shifts such as increasing automation and technological disruption, and explains why Canada's current skills training system is not ready to address the new reality.
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Mowat Opinion

Government departments are organized vertically, but solving big societal challenges requires horizontal collaboration. Three case studies show it can be done.

Government departments are organized vertically, but solving big societal challenges requires horizontal collaboration. Three case studies show it can be done.

When the Mowat Centre recently asked public servants to identify the greatest challenges they face, most did not name big societal challenges like homelessness and climate change. Rather, the overwhelming majority pointed to the difficulties associated with working “horizontally”: that is, across departmental boundaries within government.
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