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Dec 06, 2018

I read the Terms of Service, so that you don’t have to

December 6, 2018

Whenever I open my computer these days, another website wants me to agree to their new terms of service agreement (TOS). Blame it on the European Union (EU), specifically its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a law that came into force in May that tightens privacy protections.
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Dec 05, 2018

Countries must protect workers from technological disruptions. Here’s how.

December 5, 2018

As heads of the world’s leading economies gathered in Buenos Aires for the Group of 20 summit last week, one of their key areas of focus was the future of work, with a particular emphasis on training and skills in the digital era. Read More

Nov 28, 2018

Sunil Johal on the future of work following the Oshawa GM plant closing

November 28, 2018

Mowat’s Policy Director Sunil Johal discusses the announced closing of the Oshawa GM plant in the context of broader economic shifts such as increasing automation and technological disruption, and explains why Canada’s current skills training system is not ready to address the new reality. Read More

Nov 27, 2018

GM’s closing is a warning shot: Canada’s not ready for the age of disruption

November 27, 2018

General Motors’ move to cease production at its Oshawa plant at the end of 2019 will put more than 2,500 people out of work. The company’s increased focus on electric vehicles, cited as a main reason for this decision, is part of a broader economic shift. Read More

Nov 26, 2018

The role of procurement in ending long-term drinking water advisories in First Nations communities

November 26, 2018

Access to safe drinking water was recognized by the United Nations General Assembly as an essential human right in 2010. Nonetheless, at least 66 First Nations communities across Canada remain without safe drinking water, a situation that has lasted, in some cases, for as long as two decades. Read More

Nov 26, 2018

Analysing megatrends to better shape the future of tourism

November 26, 2018

In this new research contribution written for the OECD, we deepen our previous analysis of the megatrends affecting the future of tourism. Read More

Nov 20, 2018

Innovation in Evidence Conference Recap

November 20, 2018

Thank you to all attendees of the conference. Conference presentations (where available) are below: Read More

Nov 15, 2018

Innovation in Evidence Conference

November 15, 2018

Join us on November 15th and 16th for a conversation with international leaders and innovators in evidence-informed policymaking together to share emerging trends, discuss lessons learned, and provide fresh insight into the challenges facing policymakers, practitioners, researchers and academics in their quest to determine ‘what works’. Read More

Nov 15, 2018

Evidence that Works

November 15, 2018

Building the Canadian evidence infrastructure for social policy

Canadian governments and their service-provider partners are tackling increasingly complex social problems. Effective solutions will depend on how well they can identify what initiatives are and are not working, and how well the most promising ones can be adapted and scaled up. Read More