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Mar 07, 2019

Come federal budget time, spare a thought for Canada’s unprincipled transfers

March 7, 2019

The federal government will issue its 2019 budget on March 19th. As always, the majority of federal spending will come in the form of transfer payments to Canada’s provinces and citizens. And the question of the fairness of these transfers is bound to arise. Read More

Mar 04, 2019

Creating a Positive Sharing Economy: Lessons from Amsterdam and Seoul

March 4, 2019

Just under a year ago, car-sharing service Car2Go suspended operations in Toronto, frustrating the 80,000 Torontonians who used the service. The company blamed its departure on the city’s parking regulations, which it says are too restrictive for its “free-floating” car-share model. 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 25, 2019

Senate Presentation: Create a ‘one-stop-shop’ for the Charitable Sector in Government

February 25, 2019

How to reposition the government-social sector partnership in Canada when nonprofits’ vary in size, scope, mission, funding, subsector & location? Mowat NFP’s Lisa Lalande presents to the Senate’s Special Committee on the Charitable Sector. 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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Feb 08, 2019

Government departments are organized vertically, but solving big societal challenges requires horizontal collaboration. Three case studies show it can be done.

February 8, 2019

When the Mowat Centre recently asked public servants to identify the greatest challenges they face, most did not name big societal challenges like homelessness and climate change. Rather, the overwhelming majority pointed to the difficulties associated with working “horizontally”: that is, across departmental boundaries within government. Read More

Jan 22, 2019

The horizontal collaboration toolkit

January 22, 2019

In an era when the most significant challenges facing many governments, such as climate change and homelessness, require coordinated responses from multiple departments, the ability to coordinate across organizational boundaries is critical to success. Read More

Jan 17, 2019

Breaking the Inertia

January 17, 2019

Repositioning the Government-Sector Partnership

The social sector is a key strategic partner to Canadian governments as they seek to address big challenges like poverty or climate change. Read More