A team of professors from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa launched an initiative designed to advance a new model for policy development in Canada. Our task is to compile a series of non-partisan policy-relevant briefs on pressing issues that face Canadians today, well in advance of the 2019 federal election campaign. Our goals are threefold.

  • First, we wish to build policy knowledge among Canadians before the election.
  • Second, we hope to contribute to the policy expertise of governments in Canada - federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal.
  • Finally, we intend to build new bridges linking community members together to further our potential for creative thinking to respond to the pressing issues that face us today and into the future.

IMPACT 2019 Forum - June 18th

A forum with five thematic panels that will welcome extensive audience participation. The day will be about fostering links between practice and expertise.

View the Program.

It aims to contribute to policy expertise of all levels of governments in Canada, and to bring together academics, stakeholder groups, government officials, think tanks and the like, to openly discuss the issues of the day – those that matter to Canadians and have a direct impact on their life.

From digital security to immigration, from climate change mitigation strategies to la Francophonie, and from criminal justice reform to foreign aid, uOttawa’s academics - especially those from the faculties of social sciences, law and arts - will share their expertise and provide non-partisan analyses that will be invaluable to policy analysts and think tanks across the country.

An ideal opportunity for policy wonks, university professors, and other stakeholders to exchange ideas and develop a new community.

Register for the IMPACT 2019 forum

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