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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

...Canada faces both some of the highest and lowest literacy levels in the OECD and this polarization is leaving many behind. We need to find new ways to add...

Date: Tuesday December 12, 2017


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

...parenting 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...

Date: Wednesday May 23, 2018


Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...has 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....

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017


Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...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” or “digital...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017


Securing Canada’s cyberspace

...LITERACY BARRIER Most cyberattacks are preventable. The emergence of sophisticated security programs has made penetrating networks increasingly difficult for attackers. Instead, cybercriminals are increasingly relying on human error to bypass next-generation...

Date: Monday February 6, 2017


Canada as an Agri-Food Powerhouse

...without 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...

Date: Thursday April 20, 2017


Julie Cafley, PhD

...around 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...

Date: Thursday November 9, 2017


The internet is transforming the world, but not for everybody

...the 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,...

Date: Friday October 13, 2017


Levelling the Playing Field: For First Nations and Financial Empowerment

...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 Ottawa on April...

Date: Thursday May 7, 2015


Dr. Tom Chau: Bringing voice to the voiceless with technology

...at a time. “After two years of working with him, we didn’t know his literacy level, if he could spell or recognize words,” Dr. Chau recalls. Positioned in front of...

Date: Tuesday May 22, 2018


Tom Chau: Bringing voice to the voiceless with technology

...a time. “After two years of working with him, we didn’t know his literacy level, if he could spell or recognize words,” Dr. Chau recalls. Positioned in front of the...

Date: Tuesday May 22, 2018


David Johnston on innovation culture

...Johnston, who is closely connected to the academic world, said literacy and essential skills often come down to support given to teachers. “Cherish our teachers,” he said. Johnston said he...

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016


PPF Members

...Canada Status of Women Canada Transport Canada Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat VIA Rail Canada Inc. Western Economic Diversification Canada Voluntary Sector ABC Life Literacy Canada Actua Asia Pacific Foundation...

Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017


Rob Annan

...He volunteers on the board of directors for Let’s Talk Science, a national charity dedicated to increasing STEM literacy among K-12 students. Dr. Annan has a PhD in biochemistry from...

Date: Friday January 12, 2018


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