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Legitimacy in Reconciliation: A Path Forward

Indigenous youth had clear ideas on how to find the legitimacy needed for reconciliation at the Public Policy Forum's (PPF) Nov. 29 unconference in Regina. This report highlights their six recommendations. In August 2017, the Centre for Public Impact approached PPF to be a part of a global project that explores What is legitimacy? How is it achieved and preserved? How does it manifest in different parts of the world? PPF brought together 21 young Indigenous people to discuss if the Government of Canada has the legitimacy to deliver on its commitment to Indigenous Peoples and how it can work to build the trust and transparency required.

Date: Tuesday May 15, 2018


Putting Reconciliation into Practice: Inclusion and Action

After a sold-out first edition, PPF is once again offering this professional development opportunity for public service executives and non-profit leaders to explore in-depth how reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples can be put into practice. 

Date: Monday October 22, 2018


Partners in Reconciliation: Recognizing and Respecting Indigenous Health

The conference focused on healing, culturally competent care and the social determinants of health. Read the conference summary and watch video of the sessions.

Date: Friday October 6, 2017


PPF’s Emerging Leader Award recognizes Indigenous advocate Caitlin Tolley

Filled with a burning desire to create positive change for her community, Caitlin Tolley has used her voice at home and on the global stage as an advocate for Indigenous people. On April 12, the Public Policy Forum will recognize her work with the Emerging Leader Award at its Annual Testimonial Dinner & Awards in Toronto.

Date: Wednesday February 7, 2018


PANEL 1 — Canada’s unique chance for growth: Attract return-hungry global investors to badly needed…

...means including Indigenous groups, especially when it comes to natural resource projects. The conversation about infrastructure often rings hollow to long-time watchers of Indigenous affairs. “It’s time that the bottom...

Date: Monday October 17, 2016


One-on-One: Perry Bellegarde

...that “closing this gap is really in the best interests of Canada.” “Canada’s economy is based on land” Bellegarde tied economic development to Indigenous property, saying “from an Indigenous perspective,...

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016


Max FineDay’s challenge to Canada’s public servants: Embrace reconciliation or get out of the way

Indigenous leader Max FineDay had some strong words for a group of senior Canadian public servants: "If you are not in service to Indigenous people, it might be time for you to retire," the Executive Director of Canadian Roots Exchange told the group in a video message.

Date: Wednesday July 25, 2018


Public servants learn reconciliation means relationship-building and action

PPF’s reconciliation series didn’t answer all the questions about reconciliation but offered context and impetus to act. By: Jocelyn Formsma

Date: Friday August 3, 2018


Ontario Digital Inclusion Summit – Summary Report

PPF hosted Ontario's first Digital Inclusion Summit back in February. Now, the summary report is available with key takeaways from the event that sparked a larger conversation on making the internet work for all.

Date: Tuesday May 29, 2018


Building Leaders: Early Childhood Development in Indigenous Communities

...success. Given the legacy of colonialism in Canada, access to culturally relevant ECD programs can play a key role in bridging gaps in life-chances between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children. In...

Date: Tuesday July 14, 2015


May 9, 2014: Realizing The Potential: Global Perspectives on Indigenous Economic Development

...approaches to economic development. Through extensive interviews with leaders from the public, private, and not-for-profit sector, and with indigenous representatives, the Forum examined 11 case studies from Canada, the U.S.,...

Date: Friday May 9, 2014


Bringing New Voices to the Table: Re-thinking On-reserve Housing in Canada

...The focus was on identifying Indigenous voices that are often unheard and under-represented and then using a process during the roundtables to enable bottom-up, community-based solutions, as participants shared their...

Date: Monday February 27, 2017


Our Honourees: Celebrating 150 Years of Canadians at Home and Abroad

...this year’s inaugural Emerging Indigenous Leader award, Alika Lafontaine is a distinguished physician, speaker, consultant and the first Indigenous physician listed by the Medical Post as one of Canada’s 50...

Date: Monday April 17, 2017


PPF names Karen Restoule as its 2018 Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow

...an organization that aims to promote discourse among Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders on the importance of reconciling the relationship between Indigenous communities and corporate Canada. Her focus during the fellowship...

Date: Tuesday January 16, 2018


Trust must be earned and re-earned in climate change

...the assertion of Indigenous rights and heightened activism by NGOs pose challenges for natural resource development across the country. The difficulties experienced over recent pipeline projects demonstrate how the circle...

Date: Sunday November 6, 2016


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