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Jamie Van Ymeren

Since joining Mowat in 2014, Jamie has contributed to a variety of research projects in areas related to information and data, new funding models and measurement and evaluation capacity. Much of this work has focused on how these types of policies can be used to strengthen and modernize the relationship between government and partners in other sectors.
Before Mowat, Jamie was at Ipsos Reid and has previously worked as a policy researcher at both the provincial and municipal level. She holds a bilingual Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from York University.

More from this author

October 11, 2017 | Jordann Thirgood, Scott McFatridge, Mercedes Marcano, Jamie Van Ymeren

Decent Work in the Green Economy

As Ontario and other provinces move toward a greener economy, policymakers should consider the implications of these changes on employment opportunities, and particularly opportunities for decent work. Decent Work in the Green Economy, a new report from the Mowat Centre and Smart Prosperity Institute, explores this challenge. The report identifies where workers might be vulnerable to disruption, and considers where policy intervention may be beneficial. More
July 19, 2017 | Jamie Van Ymeren, Sara Ditta

Delivering Benefit

Achieving community benefits in Ontario

This report examines the key success factors for designing effective community benefits requirements for large transit infrastructure projects and how their success can be monitored, tracked and measured – particularly for targeted training and recruitment initiatives. More
October 20, 2016 | Lisa Lalande, Jamie Van Ymeren, Alexa Greig

Change Work: Summary & Promising Practices

Moving Decent Work Forward in the Not-for-Profit Sector

This report is a summary of the Change Work report that was published in November 2015 and includes six promising practices that NFPs can draw on when considering how to implement or advocate for decent work in their places of employment. More
July 13, 2016 | Jamie Van Ymeren, Jordann Thirgood, Michael Morden

Will Pokémon Go forever change the face of government?

Here at Mowat, we talk a lot about the policy implications of disruptive technologies and ideas. In recent years, we’ve written about how policymakers can prepare for shifting realities and changes on the horizon. More
November 25, 2015 | Jamie Van Ymeren, Lisa Lalande

Change Work: Full Report

Valuing decent work in the not-for-profit sector

This report explores the concept of decent work and its potential for the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. More
April 6, 2015 | Mowat Centre, Sunil Johal, Jamie Van Ymeren

Mowat Centre presents on Social Finance to House of Commons Standing Committee

On March 26, 2015, Mowat Centre Policy Director Sunil Johal and Policy Associate Jamie Van Ymeren provided expert testimony to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Their remarks focused on social impact bonds, outcomes-based funding and the role governments can play in providing an enabling environment and supportive infrastructure for social finance and innovative program delivery. These are their opening remarks. More
February 20, 2015 | Jamie Van Ymeren

An Open Future

Data priorities for the not-for-profit sector
The latest Mowat NFP Sector Signal examines the open data opportunity for the NFP sector and outlines the conditions that must be considered and developed in order to effectively meet the sector’s data needs. More
August 25, 2014 | Andrew Galley, Elizabeth McIsaac, Jamie Van Ymeren

From Investment to Impact

The NFP Experience with Social Impact Bonds
Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a new funding tool that uses private capital to fund preventative social interventions. More