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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


Workplace Literacy: The Lynchpin of Canada’s Inclusive Growth Agenda

challenge our collective ability to address issues of low workplace literacy. They include: On the part of employers: • Lack of ability to identify employees with low workplace literacy skills;...

Date: Tuesday December 12, 2017


Millennial Money: Financial Independence and Well-Being for the Next Generation

Millennials are as financially knowledgeable as previous generations and are doing OK when it comes to financial well-being, but they face challenges such as housing affordability and student debt repayments that innovative policy should address.

Date: Wednesday November 28, 2018


Democracy Divided: Countering Disinformation and Hate in the Digital Public Sphere

Democracy has been made vulnerable to attack by hate speech and disinformation on digital and social platforms. Policy must be implemented to reconcile freedom of speech and freedom of the press with these online news threats to democracy.

Date: Wednesday August 15, 2018


Mary Gordon: To grow a healthier society, she plants the seeds of empathy

...and family literacy centres that Ms. Gordon set up, had been assaulted by her husband. With her two tiny, scared daughters wrapped around her legs, the woman pleaded to Ms....

Date: Wednesday May 23, 2018


Levelling the Playing Field: For First Nations and Financial Empowerment

...First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities in developing financial literacy skills. The paper provides background that helped guide the discussion at the last in a series of roundtables convened in...

Date: Thursday May 7, 2015


Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...started rotating program and policy staff through six-week digital bootcamps as well; their leadership has deemed digital literacy to be vital for staff beyond those in specifically tech-focused roles. But...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017


Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...policy staff through six-week digital bootcamps as well; their leadership has deemed digital literacy to be vital for staff beyond those in specifically tech-focused roles. But what constitutes “technology talent”...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017


Keeping up with the Speed of Disruption

Back by popular demand, the Public Policy Forum’s professional development seminar series Keeping Up With the Speed of Disruption is being offered for a third time. This series of learning modules, designed for current and prospective government executives, provides a deep dive into the common threads of information security, privacy, ethics, regulatory implications and sustainability.

Date: Monday October 22, 2018


Jennifer Robson

The Carleton University professor strengthens the new Public Policy Leadership Program with her stellar background in government, politics and academia.

Date: Thursday November 30, 2017


Canada as an Agri-Food Powerhouse

...trust, more restrictive policies could be introduced that inhibit competitiveness. Educating consumers and improving their “food literacy” — from fork back to farm, including trust in science — is an...

Date: Thursday April 20, 2017


Julie Cafley, PhD

...her, Julie also lends her support to initiatives tackling poverty and literacy. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Parkinson Canada.  Julie holds a PhD in education leadership from...

Date: Thursday November 9, 2017


The internet is transforming the world, but not for everybody

...access and skills to benefit from digital technologies in their lives. ACCESS: Availability, Affordability, Inclusive design, Public access. ADOPTION: Uptake and relevance, Digital literacy, Safety and privacy. APPLICATION: Education, Employment,...

Date: Friday October 13, 2017


PPF Members

...Canada Voluntary Sector ABC Life Literacy Canada Actua Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Banff Executive Leadership Inc. Business Council of British Columbia Business Council of Canada Canada West Foundation Canadian...

Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017


Securing Canada’s cyberspace

...cybersecurity professionals is like driving a car without seatbelts. Every bump leaves you vulnerable. Minor issues can generate catastrophic consequences.” – Roundtable participant THE LITERACY BARRIER Most cyberattacks are preventable....

Date: Monday February 6, 2017


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