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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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Latest research

November 22, 2016 | Sunil Johal, Jordann Thirgood

Working Without a Net

Rethinking Canada’s social policy in the new age of work

This report explores the implications of new technologies on Canada’s economy and labour market and the adequacy of current social programs and policies supporting workers. More
August 19, 2016 | Sara Ditta, Michael Crawford Urban, Sunil Johal

Sharing the Road

The Promise and Perils of Shared Mobility in the GTHA

This report makes a series of recommendations for building a robust and flexible transportation system that can effectively respond to the emergence of “shared mobility” in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. More
August 8, 2016 | Mark D. Jarvis

Creating a High-Performing Canadian Civil Service against a Backdrop of Disruptive Change

The latest from Mowat in our ongoing Shifting Gears research partnership with KPMG, this paper takes a hard look at Canada’s federal civil service. More
April 21, 2016 | Nevena Dragicevic, Sara Ditta

Community Benefits and Social Procurement Policies

A Jurisdictional Review

This report reviews community benefits and social procurement policies from around the world and analyzes the successes and challenges of the varied approaches. More
March 9, 2016 | Sunil Johal, Noah Zon, Jordann Thirgood, Jane Stacey

Policies for the tourism sharing economy

Chapter From OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2016

In this research contribution for the OECD's Tourism Trends and Policies 2016, the Mowat Centre discusses the growth of the sharing economy, considers what it means for the tourism sector and assesses key policy implications. More
February 10, 2016 | Noah Zon, Sara Ditta

Robot, Take the Wheel

Public policy for automated vehicles

Automated vehicles present a potentially revolutionary change to the way that we move people and goods. At the current pace, they could be ready for public roads on a wide scale within five to ten years. More
August 24, 2015 | Nevena Dragicevic

Anchor Institutions

This report looks at the current landscape and economic potential of Anchor strategies in Ontario, and analyzes five key issue areas related to their development in the province. More
August 24, 2015 | Andrew Galley

Community Benefits Agreements

This report examines the structure of Community Benefits Agreements and the process for developing them in Ontario. It describes leading examples, the current policy landscape, and related strategic considerations. More