Since joining Mowat in 2015, Jordann has contributed to a variety of projects on fiscal federalism, the sharing economy, and the impact of technological innovation on Canada’s labour market and social programs. Prior to this, she spent two years working in the financial sector and ran a pro bono policy consulting firm for non-profit organizations in the GTA. Jordann holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Toronto, and an Honours degree in International Development Studies from the University of Guelph.
Defining and engaging community in Ontario’s community benefits initiatives
Canada’s governments are investing billions of dollars in large infrastructure projects. If done well, this investment can generate significant social, economic and environmental value as well as empower communities to shape their own future – but only if communities are meaningfully engaged in all stages of the process.More
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
The “gap” is a dollar figure that seeks to measure a province’s aggregate net fiscal contribution or benefit vis-à-vis the rest of the federation. The federal government collects financial resources from its myriad revenue sources.More
A portable benefits scheme for all Canadian workers
Imagine it’s the year 2067.
Fifty years from now, what it means to work and have a career has changed entirely and Canada’s labour market is nearly unrecognizable. Innovation and investment have left the economy booming and labour productivity has hit a record high, but almost no one works in the once-standard nine-to-five form of employment.More
Exploring standards-based solutions in a changing marketplace
In this report, commissioned by CSA Group to launch their new CSA Group Research Program, the Mowat Centre discusses the growth of the sharing economy and explores the potential for the use of standards-based approaches in the governance of this sector.More
Ontario’s Persistent Net Contribution to the Federation
Ontarians have consistently contributed more to the federal government in total tax revenue than they have received in federal spending in return. Using newly-updated StatsCan data, this report undertakes a quantitative analysis of the elements of the federal government’s revenue raising and spending practices to identify which of those elements lead to net contributions or benefits to the federation, with a particular focus on Ontario. More
Recently, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau elicited strong reactions by suggesting Canadians need to get used to precarious employment because it’s the new normal. But the reality could be much worse.More
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
Chapter From OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2016
In this research contribution for the OECD's Tourism Trends and Policies 2016, the Mowat Centre discusses the growth of the sharing economy, considers what it means for the tourism sector and assesses key policy implications.More