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Intergovernmental Economic & Social Policy

The Mowat Centre’s research on intergovernmental economic and social policy looks at issues that matter to Ontarians and to Canadians through the lens of our federal system. Canada’s federal character shapes the economic and social policies that are essential to Canadians’ prosperity and well-being. Our research is focused on informing strong debates and sound decision-making on public policy for our federation. This includes a strong emphasis on Ontario’s unique place in the federation.

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June 16, 2017 | Andrew Parkin, Erich Hartmann, Michael Morden

How to Build a Skills Lab

A new model of institutional governance in Canada

To better align the skills of Canada’s workers with the needs its of employers, significant shortcomings with respect to labour market information need to be overcome. More

Government Transformation

The Mowat Centre’s government transformation research stream examines how governments can improve their ability to deliver high-quality public services and public policy, even in times of fiscal constraint. Our publications are intended to help facilitate informed, strategic, long-term decision-making in Canada.

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July 19, 2017 | Jamie Van Ymeren, Sara Ditta

Delivering Benefit

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. More

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The not-for-profit (NFP) sector is an essential driver of Ontario’s economy and society. Its resilience has emerged as a critical issue for Ontario’s future. In 2012, Mowat established a research hub to look at the NFP sector and to provide evidence-based research and analysis on systemic issues facing the sector in Canada, with a particular focus on Ontario.

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September 19, 2017 | Joanne Cave, Kent Aitken, Lisa Lalande

Bridging the Gap

Designing a Canadian What Works Centre

As demand for evidence-based policymaking increases at all orders of government, Canada must build capacity to generate and mobilize evidence. This paper explores the concept of What Works Centres, independent and non-partisan organizations structured to create, collect and curate evidence on public policy challenges and the success - and failure - of government and community-based interventions. More

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Mowat Energy is a research hub that provides independent, evidence-based research and analysis on systemic energy policy issues facing Ontario and Canada.
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August 2, 2017 | Mowat Centre

Emerging Energy Trends: Conference Outcomes Report

Regulatory Responses to Ontario’s Energy Future

On May 29, 2017, Mowat Energy hosted an international conference exploring the future of energy in Ontario. This outcomes report is a comprehensive rendition of the proceedings of the conference which includes a detailed description of the discussions that occurred and the panel responses to the very helpful questions from the floor. In addition, links to the Conference Agenda and Speaker Bios, and a video of the entire conference are included in the Appendix. More