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Governance in the Digital Age

The digital transformation that governments are seeking and citizens are expecting is more than just 'a challenge,' says PPF's Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow Kent Aitken in this new report. After conducting almost 300 interviews over the course of a year, he concludes that governments are currently not set up for the complexities of the digital age and suggests four areas that they need to fundamentally change.

Date: Wednesday September 26, 2018


Pathways to Sustainable Access to Innovative Medicines for Canadians

This report is the culmination of a project that engaged Canadians in roundtable discussions about access barriers, the role of real-world evidence in system improvement, and how to move the healthcare system forward. Participants’ recommendations on reducing barriers to access, strengthening data and evidence and finding balance in our healthcare system.

Date: Friday April 20, 2018


Poisoning Democracy: How Canada Can Address Harmful Speech Online

The rise of harmful speech online is a threat to Canada’s democracy. This report outlines how governments and digital platform companies can better address hate and harassment, including the creation of a Moderation Standards Council.

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018


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...

Date: Wednesday July 6, 2011


Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...for a rethink of public service competencies. In the U.S. case, the President himself has closed the deal for top technology talent, as part of a push to create centres...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017


Discussion paper: Open policy making in a digital age

...Amazon, highlighted the imperative for a rethink of public service competencies. In the U.S. case, the President himself has closed the deal for top technology talent, as part of a...

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017


PPF announces 2018 Peter Lougheed Award honourees

The Peter Lougheed Award for Leadership in Public Policy will be presented to four exemplary Western leaders being recognized for their extraordinary leadership and contribution to public policy and public discourse. The honourees will be celebrated at PPF’s Annual Western Dinner in Vancouver on Sept. 19.

Date: Monday June 4, 2018


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


Building a Dynamic Future: The Next Generation of Public Service Talent

...Opportunities also exist to leverage technology for more effective policy development and service delivery. At the very least, public services can replace outdated forms of technology where appropriate alternatives are...

Date: Wednesday June 7, 2017


Ilse Treurnicht

...procurement and regulations, liberating data, and developing new funding models.    Ilse joined MaRS in 2005 from her role as CEO of Primaxis Technology Ventures, a seed-stage venture fund.  She has been...

Date: Friday November 10, 2017


Judy Fairburn

...Lab – Rockies, and the Global Advisory Council for Emerald Technology Ventures, a Swiss-based industrial technology fund. Ms. Fairburn has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector with...

Date: Friday November 10, 2017


From the barn to the bench

...better. Today, she’s a veterinary researcher who makes better animals. Mallard, an immunogeneticist at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, has developed High Immune Response (HIR) technology that man-...

Date: Wednesday May 24, 2017


Canada-China meeting: National Security and Human Rights

...and know-how and high-tech. Like Australia, we have seen China move along the supply chain. China has transitioned from seeking natural resources to advanced technology. Another example is in the...

Date: Tuesday December 19, 2017


Bonnie Mallard: From the barn to the bench

...developed High Immune Response (HIR) technology that man- ages livestock health through genetic identification. The patented technology is licensed by a Canadian company called Semex Alliance, which markets the enhanced...

Date: Tuesday May 23, 2017


Elizabeth Dubois

...the University of Oxford’s Internet Institute, Elizabeth works to understand how technology may be leveraged to increase democratic accountability and engagement. Collaborating with non-profit organizations, technology companies, journalists and academics...

Date: Friday January 12, 2018


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