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Four strategies governments can adopt to manage change in the digital age

In 2017, the Public Policy Forum dedicated its annual Prime Ministers of Canada Fellowship to the idea of governance in the digital age. The goal was to explore and explain how the world is changing and how governments are responding. Kent Aitken won that Fellowship and wrote a report that practitioners can use as a resource as they contemplate the pressures of change on governance systems. Governance in the Digital Age is the result of a year of research, surveys and interviews with about 300 government practitioners and stakeholders in Canada and around the world.

Date: Monday October 1, 2018


Open policy-making in a digital age: Summary report

The concept of ‘open policy making’ represents a shift away from traditional policy-making toward a process that is accessible and transparent to more Canadians, and which incorporates their voices and insights. How is this different in the digital age?

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017


Canada-China Session 1: Setting the stage, public opinion trends, approaches to trade

Recap of the first meeting of PPF's Canada-China Forum includes presentations on public opinion by Bruce Anderson of Abacus Data and sectoral trade by Wendy Dobson of University of Toronto

Date: Tuesday July 25, 2017


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


Digital Democracy Project to examine online disinformation

The Digital Democracy Project is a multi-year project to analyze and respond to the increasing amounts of disinformation and hate in the digital public sphere. It will monitor digital and social media in real time, coordinate with international research and policy development projects, and develop public policy responses to counter these threats to democratic institutions and social cohesion.

Date: Tuesday November 27, 2018


The Next-Level Border: Advancing Technology & Expanding Trade

This report summarizes what was heard at two roundtables on how to enhance the Canada-U.S. border with tech to facilitate trade. 

Date: Monday July 30, 2018


Toward ‘eyes-open’ engagement with China

Members of the Public Policy Forum’s Canada-China forum seek a balanced approach to engagement with China that is economically beneficial and politically acceptable to Canadians

Date: Tuesday June 20, 2017


Workplace Innovation in Canada’s Public Service: How Collaborative Approaches, Dynamic Workspaces, and Enabling Technology Can Deliver Greater Value to Canadians

Governments are facing mounting pressure to improve service delivery and accountability to citizens under increasing fiscal restraints and an aging workforce. To thrive in this complex environment, public sector organizations...

Date: Wednesday July 6, 2011


March 11, 2014: Flat, Flexible and Forward-Thinking: Public Service Next

future prosperity. The Forum is undertaking a number of projects under the umbrella of Public Service Next to examine new dynamics in government and innovative strategies for shaping the public services of...

Date: Tuesday March 11, 2014


Toward ‘eyes-open’ engagement with China

will take place. About the PPF The Public Policy Forum works with all levels of government and the public service, the private sector, labour, post-secondary institutions, NGOs and Indigenous groups...

Date: Tuesday June 20, 2017


PPF welcomes budget measures that support Canadian journalism

gaps. This service, CP-Local, would be distinct from CP’s existing subscription service, with a separate editor and staff. It would be financed by the Future of Journalism & Democracy Fund,...

Date: Tuesday February 27, 2018


PPF Atlantic Summit 2018

The Public Policy Forum’s 2018 Atlantic Summit is the first major initiative in a 3-year project. From 2018-2020 we will conduct research, engage communities and decision makers, and work to support the momentum building behind the Atlantic Growth Strategy. The focus of our first year has been on demographics and the role of immigration as one approach to attract, and keep, the talented people who make Atlantic Canada home.

Date: Thursday May 24, 2018


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


Innovation in government: Conversations with Canada’s public service leaders

We engaged nearly 100 public leaders in one-on-one conversations about the challenges facing Canada’s public service, the measures being undertaken to innovate, and the obstacles to change. We interviewed leaders...

Date: Thursday May 19, 2011


Securing Canada’s cyberspace

...public bodies from using foreign services when personal information could be accessed from or stored outside of Canada. For privacy advocates, these laws have helped secure Canadian information from being...

Date: Monday February 6, 2017


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