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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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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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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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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

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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