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Joanne Cave

Joanne is a part-time Researcher for Mowat NFP, bringing her expertise in policy advocacy, impact evaluation and systems change. Located in Edmonton, Joanne is currently completing a J.D. at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. She previously worked with the Government of Alberta and Caledon Institute of Social Policy on a range of social policy issues, including poverty reduction, early childhood development, gender equity and ageing populations. In her role with the Government of Alberta, Joanne contributed to the development and implementation of Alberta’s Social Policy Framework in 2013, which continues to be a guiding document for the Alberta Public Service. Joanne is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar while completing her Masters in Comparative Social Policy and Masters in Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government. Her graduate thesis focused on the role of policy networks in the transfer of social impact bonds from the United Kingdom to the United States.

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February 6, 2018 | Joanne Cave, Tracey Gyateng, Lisa Lalande, Tris Lumley

Collaborating for Greater Impact

Building an Integrated Data Ecosystem

The latest report from Mowat NFP’s Enabling Environment series analyzes how charities, funders, governments and academic institutions can create a more enabling environment for data collection, analysis and sharing for the charitable sectors in both Canada and the UK. More
October 13, 2017 | Lisa Lalande, Joanne Cave

Measuring Outcomes in Practice

Fostering an enabling environment for measurement in Canada

There is growing recognition that the social and economic challenges affecting individuals and communities are highly interconnected. Measuring Outcomes in Practice, a new report from Mowat NFP’s Enabling Environment series, argues that to address the root causes of these challenges in a systematic way, the charitable sector must shift from measuring outputs to measuring outcomes. More
September 19, 2017 | Joanne Cave, Kent Aitken, Lisa Lalande

Bridging the Gap

Designing a Canadian What Works Centre

As demand for evidence-based policymaking increases at all orders of government, Canada must build capacity to generate and mobilize evidence. This paper explores the concept of What Works Centres, independent and non-partisan organizations structured to create, collect and curate evidence on public policy challenges and the success - and failure - of government and community-based interventions. More
June 1, 2017 | Duncan Farthing-Nichol, Lisa Lalande, Joanne Cave

Turning a Corner

Laying the Groundwork for Charity Regulatory Reform in Canada

Mowat NFP's new release, the second in its Enabling Environment series, aims to set the stage for the design of a new legislative framework governing the charitable sector in Canada. More
April 12, 2017 | Lisa Lalande, Joanne Cave

Charting a Path Forward

Strengthening and Enabling the Charitable Sector in Canada

Charitable and nonprofit sector modernization has been the subject of much recent debate and discussion in Canada. The federal government has signalled significant interest in renewing its relationship with the sector. More
October 27, 2016 | Lisa Lalande, Joanne Cave, Rajesh Sankat

Unpacking Impact

Exploring Impact Measurement for Social Enterprises in Ontario

With support from the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG), Mowat NFP developed this report to examine the concept of common impact measurement frameworks and standardization globally, and identify specific opportunities to strengthen impact measurement practices for the social enterprise ecosystem in Ontario. More