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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 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

Dec 19, 2018

Three ways public servants can break down silos and collaborate horizontally

December 19, 2018

Governments around the world are struggling to solve urgent problems like homelessness and climate change. While the size and complexity of these problems makes them hard to tackle, the fact that they also cut across traditional organisational boundaries further enhances the challenge. Read More

Dec 11, 2018

Abandoning Silos: Key Takeaways

December 11, 2018

The big and increasingly complex problems faced by governments around the world do not fit neatly into the internal structures by which governments have divided and organized themselves. As a result, many governments are struggling to respond effectively.
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Dec 11, 2018

Abandoning Silos

December 11, 2018

How innovative governments are collaborating horizontally to solve complex problems

The complex challenges that governments at all levels are facing today cut across long-standing and well-defined government boundaries and organizational structures. Solving these problems therefore requires a horizontal approach. This report looks at how such an approach can be successfully implemented. Read More

Sep 27, 2018

Peering Into The Future: Key Takeaways

September 27, 2018

Many capable leaders serve on non-profit boards. They are aided by a voluminous literature and many training opportunities on effective governance, and by numerous efforts to define effective governance models, functions and frameworks. Read More

Sep 27, 2018

Peering into the Future

September 27, 2018

Reimagining Governance in the Non-Profit Sector

Governance is one of the most challenging and complex issues in the non-profit sector. It is typically regarded as something that boards do, and problems with governance are usually understood as problems with board performance. Read More

Feb 20, 2018

Conversation: Automation and the future of work

February 20, 2018

New technologies may lead to millions of job losses in Canada and governments here are not as prepared for change as they are in other countries. Sunil Johal discusses automation and the future of work in Ontario. Read More

Feb 06, 2018

Collaborating for Greater Impact

February 6, 2018

Building an Integrated Data Ecosystem

The latest report from Mowat NFP’s Enabling Environment series analyzes how charities, funders, governments and academic institutions can create a more enabling environment for data collection, analysis and sharing for the charitable sectors in both Canada and the UK. Read More