#Charity: Taking Welfare Viral

Haris Khan It’s happened to everyone: the 12-year old down the street knocks on your door, and she’s raising money for cancer research, or the homeless, or heart disease. It doesn’t really matter what the cause is: odds are that your heart melted, and you handed the kid a five dollar bill. Meanwhile, the pre-addressed […]

Opinion: The Limits of Evidence-Based Policy-Making

Laura Hache´ This fall, the Social Impact Analysts Association will hold its third annual conference in Toronto. Entitled “Talking Data: Measurement with a Message”, the event will bring evaluation professionals together for discussions on the impact and value of social policy evaluation methodologies. A number of the newer practices in this field – notably the ‘Social Return […]

Art and Social Cohesion: Who Narrates the Myths of Canadian Identity?

This year’s Walter Gordon Symposium is co-hosted by Massey College and the School of Public Policy and Governance, and explores the oft-overlooked subject of public policy in the arts. In the week leading up to the March 26-27 event, the PPGR will be featuring writing on the subject of the arts, cultural policy, and the ‘soft’ power of […]

A Canadian Voice that Deserves More than Status Quo

Senator Hugh Segal  The challenge of shaping tomorrow’s CBC is, in some ways, the challenge of Canadian excellence and how to advance it in a competitive and digital world.  If the CBC was the answer back when the R.B. Bennett Tory government created it many decades ago, what was the question?  And, what is the […]

The CBC: Painting a Picture as Immense as Canada

This year’s Walter Gordon Symposium is co-hosted by Massey College and the School of Public Policy and Governance, and explores the oft-overlooked subject of public policy in the arts. In the week leading up to the March 26-27 event, the PPGR will be featuring writing on the subject of the arts, cultural policy, and the […]