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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


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

Democracy has been made vulnerable to attack by hate speech and disinformation. Never before has the digital news sphere been so fragmented, and social media tools on Facebook and elsewhere on the internet are part of this offensive. 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

...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


Levelling the Playing Field: For First Nations and Financial Empowerment

...facing 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...

Date: Thursday May 7, 2015


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

...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 what constitutes “technology...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 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


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


PPF Members

...Canada Inc. Western Economic Diversification 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...

Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017


Securing Canada’s cyberspace

...trained 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...

Date: Monday February 6, 2017


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


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