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19 Jul 2017

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Delivering Benefit

July 19, 2017 | By and

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. Read More

13 Jul 2017

Policy on a Patio

July 13, 2017

With patio season upon us, let’s celebrate Ontario’s 150th!

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06 Jul 2017

From fail-safe to safe-to-fail

July 6, 2017

Creating a Ministry of Failure in Canadian government

Failure is not an option for government. Public dollars are at stake. Political leaders expect perfection in program design and policy thinking to preserve their re-election hopes. Civil servants hoping to move up the career ladder are loathe to admit mistakes. Yet, if governments don’t fail sometimes, how can they successfully tackle the cross-cutting, complex issues that increasingly bedevil society?
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29 Jun 2017

Let’s get in the game

June 29, 2017

Revitalizing Canada’s sport sector

Canadians certainly have a passion for sport. Not only for the sake of entertainment: many of us – 85 per cent to be exact – feel that participation also has the potential to build stronger communities. Therefore, it was appropriate when Governor General David Johnston declared 2015 the “Year of Sport” in Canada. Read More

29 Jun 2017

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Future jobs: How we’ll earn a living 150 years from now

June 29, 2017 | By

Canadians have seen the world of work rapidly reshape itself around them in the past 30 years. Globalization, technological change, declining unionization rates and new business strategies are among the forces that have combined to create a labour market characterized by stagnant wages and eroding job quality. Read More

27 Jun 2017

Video: What if you could take your benefits package with you?

June 27, 2017

Sunil Johal chats with Peter Armstrong about a portable benefits plan for Canadian workers. Read More

27 Jun 2017

What if you could take it with you?

June 27, 2017

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. Read More

22 Jun 2017

Mowat Centre Request for Supplier Qualifications: Polling/Survey Research Services

June 22, 2017

Background and Purpose

The Mowat Centre is requesting quotes from suppliers to deliver polling/survey research services in support of a research project focused on the values and attitudes of Canadians related to a number of public policy issues. This study will provide up-to-date, rigorous and balanced evidence on Canadians’ attitudes toward one another, their country and a rapidly shifting global political context. It will assess whether and how Canadian attitudes have shifted along with, or in response to, recent global events. Read More

22 Jun 2017

Video: Bold Ideas – Making post-secondary education available at no cost to all Canadians

June 22, 2017

In the latest release in Mowat’s Bold Ideas series, Buzzfeed’s Elamin Abdelmahmoud proposes making post-secondary education available to all Canadians – at zero cost. Read More

20 Jun 2017

Many happy returns

June 20, 2017

Sharing your tax data could be a gift to equality for Canada’s 150th

What if we could all know what everyone else made and how much income tax they paid? What if we did so by making public certain information from the income tax returns of all Canadians? Read More