Caledon - The Caledon Institute of Social Policy does rigorous, high-quality research and analysis; seeks to inform and influence public opinion and to foster public discussion on poverty and social policy; and develops and promotes concrete, practicable proposals for the reform of social programs at all levels of government and of social benefits provided by employers and the voluntary sector.
CPRN - Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) was a non-profit, non-partisan socio-economic think tank based in Ottawa. It focused on citizen engagement and policy research and analysis. While CPRN is no longer operating, the archive of research materials continues to be hosted by Carleton University Library.
CCPA - The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice. Founded in 1980, the CCPA is one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in public policy debates. The CCPA has a National Office in Ottawa, and provincial offices in British Columbia,Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Nova Scotia.
Maytree - Maytree is a private foundation that promotes equity and prosperity through leadership building. A large section of Maytree's website is devoted to Policy Insights featuring policy recommendations, publications, as well as research and reference material.
Canadian Council on Social Development - For more than 90 years, the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) has been a key proponent of “unconventional” policies and programs that Canadians now consider essential. Through their research and partnerships with other organizations across the country, they continue to act as a catalyst for innovative, evidence-based approaches to reducing poverty and building resilient, hopeful thriving Canadian communities.
Imagine Canada - Imagine Canada is a national registered charity with offices in Toronto, Calgary and Ottawa. Their mission is to support and strengthen charities and nonprofits so they can, in turn, support Canadians and their communities. Imagine Canada works on a variety of issues and challenges that face the sector, often in partnership, including funding, human resources, volunteerism, governance, public policy, sector accountability and better understanding of the sector through intensive research.
Social Policy Frameworks in Canada: Examples and Opportunities - a report on social policy in frameworks in Canada prepared for the Federation of Community Social Services of BC by researcher Marshall Watson.
A Brief Guide to Understanding Policy Development - Rural Communities Impacting Policy
Can Public Policy Advocacy Be Taught? Or Learned? - The Philanthropist
The Voluntary Sector Has Not Caught Up With The Way Public Policy Is Now Made - The Philanthropist
Why do Municipal Issues Rise on the Federal Policy Agenda in Canada? - CPA
Place-based Public Policy: Towards a New Urban and Community Agenda for Canada - CPRN
Public Policy and the Nonprofit Sector - The Philanthropist
Canada at 150: The Social Agenda - Caledon
Social Policy in Canada: Looking Back, Looking Ahead - School of Policy Studies, Queens University
A Life-Course Approach to Social Policy Analysis - PRI Project, Government of Canada
Asset-building Approaches and the Search for a New Social Policy Architecture in Canada - SEDI
Social Policy that Works: An Agenda - Caledon
Community Roles in Policy - Caledon
Coordinating Interdependence: Governance and Social Policy Redesign - CPRN
Canadian Social Policy in the 2000’s: Bringing Place In - CPRN
There’s More to Policy Than Alignment - CPRN
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