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.
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
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
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
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