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Research

Apr 30, 2019

Distributed Energy Resources

April 30, 2019

The role of regional planning, new benefit-cost methodologies and the competitive landscape

What does the advent of distributed energy resources (DERs) mean for electricity systems in Ontario and beyond? Our latest report offers a comprehensive analysis of the opportunities and challenges presented by DERs, and analyzes what utilities and regulators should do in response. Read More

Apr 02, 2019

Rethinking Municipal Finance for the New Economy

April 2, 2019

While ongoing economic and employment trends are constraining government revenues globally, municipalities in Canada face additional challenges due to their unique governance and fiscal context. Read More

Mar 29, 2019

Committing to Action

March 29, 2019

Next Steps for Canada’s Evidence Ecosystem

How to ensure that social policy decisions are consistently and effectively guided by the best possible evidence? Mowat NFP’s latest report crystalizes the lessons learned from the Innovation in Evidence conference and related research and convening activities to tackle this challenge. Read More

Mar 22, 2019

Canada: Pulling Together or Drifting Apart

March 22, 2019

2019 Survey of Canadians

Are Canadians pulling together or drifting apart as a nation? This is the focus of the first report analyzing the findings of the Confederation of Tomorrow 2019 Survey of Canadians. Read More

Mar 19, 2019

Combining School & Work

March 19, 2019

An update on postsecondary student employment in Canada

Postsecondary students have been increasingly combining education and employment as a way of enhancing skills and not only as a way of managing costs. This Mowat note summarizes what descriptive statistics from Statistics Canada’s most recent Longitudinal and International Survey of Adults (LISA) data tell us about students’ work experiences while in postsecondary education. Read More

Feb 28, 2019

Maximizing the Gains from Sharing

February 28, 2019

An Analysis of National and International Best Practices

In 2017, the International Organization for Standardization initiated an international discussion on the potential development of national or international standards for the sharing economy, and identified 10 principles to guide such work. This report identifies and summarizes innovative national and international best practices, as well as challenges, in incorporating these principles. Read More

Feb 13, 2019

Untapped Pool or Leaky Pipeline?

February 13, 2019

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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