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  • Confederation of Tomorrow 2.0: Agenda Announced

    Confederation of Tomorrow 2.0: Agenda Announced

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  • Policy in a Pub:<br />Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit

    Policy in a Pub:
    Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit

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  • TLDR: How can we ensure that decent work will be available in the green economy?

    TLDR: How can we ensure that decent work will be available in the green economy?

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  • Mowat NFP: Measuring Outcomes in Practice

    Mowat NFP: Measuring Outcomes in Practice

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  • Decent Work in the Green Economy

    Decent Work in the Green Economy

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Latest Research

October 13, 2017 | Lisa Lalande, Joanne Cave

Measuring Outcomes in Practice

Fostering an enabling environment for measurement in Canada

There is growing recognition that the social and economic challenges affecting individuals and communities are highly interconnected. Measuring Outcomes in Practice, a new report from Mowat NFP’s Enabling Environment series, argues that to address the root causes of these challenges in a systematic way, the charitable sector must shift from measuring outputs to measuring outcomes. More
October 11, 2017 | Jordann Thirgood, Scott McFatridge, Mercedes Marcano, Jamie Van Ymeren

Decent Work in the Green Economy

As Ontario and other provinces move toward a greener economy, policymakers should consider the implications of these changes on employment opportunities, and particularly opportunities for decent work. Decent Work in the Green Economy, a new report from the Mowat Centre and Smart Prosperity Institute, explores this challenge. The report identifies where workers might be vulnerable to disruption, and considers where policy intervention may be beneficial. More
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Confederation of Tomorrow 2.0

On December 11-13, 2017 in Toronto, the Mowat Centre will mark the 50th anniversary of Confederation of Tomorrow with a policy conference to assess how provinces can initiate innovative policy responses to the issues shaping Canada’s future. The event will refresh the discussion of Canadian federalism by focusing on emerging national and global challenges and the advantages that provincial leadership offers in addressing them.

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Latest News

December 12, 2017

Confederation of Tomorrow 2.0 Conference

Join us on December 11-13, 2017 in Toronto for a policy conference, hosted by the Mowat Centre, to assess how provinces can initiate innovative policy responses to the issues shaping Canada’s future. More
October 18, 2017

Video: Quebec’s Place in Canada

On The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Jean-Marc Fournier, Quebec minister for Canadian relations, joins The Agenda to discuss the government document: “Quebecers: Our Way of Being Canadian.” More
September 27, 2017 | Andrew Parkin

Provinces should lead policy innovation on Canada’s defining issues – again

With political news focused on federal tax changes, a federal cabinet shuffle, and federally-led NAFTA renegotiations, it is easy to lose sight of the where the weight of governing falls in Canada. According to the OECD, Canada’s provincial, territorial and local governments account for nearly four out of every five public dollars spent – a level of decentralization unmatched by any other developed country. More

Media

November 13, 2017

Lyft ride-sharing service expanding to Toronto

Sunil Johal discusses the ramifications of the ride-share services’ expansion in Toronto. More

Mowat Opinion

October 10, 2017 | Mowat Centre

Fixing Canada’s EI system is critical for the future of work

Canada’s employment insurance (EI) system is a major plank of the country’s social architecture. However, the system, now 75 years old, is failing to meet its original intent. EI was established to protect workers against income loss while temporarily out of work and to provide access to job opportunities through training. In order to meet those objectives today, EI needs major reforms. Indeed, the shortfalls that exist in 2017 will only be amplified as the employment landscape continues to change significantly in the decades ahead. More

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