How to ensure your charity donations truly help your local community

Writing in The Conversation, Brady Reid and Lou Helps unpack how place-based giving can bolster the role of community…


Why young people who suffered job losses during the pandemic may be economically scarred for life

As young people continue to face the economic consequences of the pandemic, the government can take stronger measures…


Event Recap: Federal budget chat on Twitter Spaces

On Monday, the federal government released its long-awaited 2021 budget. The financial…


Year-End Q&A: Ken Boessenkool on income support

With 2020 drawing to a close, we reached out to some of our first FPR contributors to ask them to look back on what…


Politics + science = YES

Members of the ElectSTEM initiative say COVID-19 is proving why we need more scientists involved in the political…


Moving from private to public processes to create child care in Canada

A new paper for the Childcare Resource and Research Unit by authors including Martha Friendly argues that developing…


Children and youth with special needs have been left behind by the pandemic response

A report from the British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth finds that children and youth with special…


Housing a Generation of Essential Workers 2 - TRBoT

The Toronto Region Board of Trade and WoodGreen Community Services call for city planners and businesses to prioritize…


News about CEWS - Smart - Finances of the Nation

Michael Smart calculates that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy is not saving as many jobs as you would expect for its…


The Pandemic and Emerging Labour Market Information Gaps - LMIC

The Labour Market Information Council outlines information gaps about the labour market that hamper our understanding…


Communicating Policy in a Crisis - Zon - Ontario 360

Noah Zon explores the communications-related uncertainty around government programs and policies for COVID-19.


A Higher Standard - Armstrong and Cohen - CCPA

Pat Armstrong and Marcy Cohen have a new report for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on the need for federal…


People working from home will change Toronto’s downtown long-term - Elliott - Toronto Star

Columnist Matt Elliott discusses how the growth in working from home could bring long-term changes to Toronto's…


Canada’s Appeal to Prospective Immigrants in the Face of COVID-19 - WES Canada

A World Education Services Canada report finds that COVID-19-related economic concerns make many prospective immigrants…


My COVID-19 Visit Risk - NIA

Ryerson University's National Institute on Ageing has created a tool to help people assess the risks of visiting loved…


A guaranteed minimum income would be more effective than current government programs - Forget - Policy Options

Evelyn L. Forget calls for a guaranteed minimum income to replace the raft of recovery benefits.


Together or Apart? Seven Ways for Canada to Pivot to a Sustainable Recovery - Gill - PPF

Jasmine Gill outlines seven ways for Canada to pivot to a sustainable recovery.


Who's Hungry 2020 report - Daily Bread Food Bank

A Daily Bread Food Bank report shows surging food bank use since COVID-19 and calls for government action to prevent a…


Data or Politics? Why the Answer Still Remains Political - Walcott - UofT

Rinaldo Walcott argues that there is a gap between race-based data collection and the political decision-making needed…


2020 was the year that changed everything - Maclean's

The Brookfield Institute has partnered with Maclean's Magazine to examine how the pandemic has forced us to rethink…


COVID-19 and the Future of Long-Term Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profoundly disproportionate effect on residents…


Concurrent classrooms are a failed response to COVID-19 pressures

Beyhan Farhadi explains why concurrent video and in-person classrooms are failing students. Farhadi CCPA


Excising racism from health care requires Indigenous collaboration - Bourassa et al - Policy Options

Carrie Bourassa, Danette Starblanket and Sadie Anderson write that Indigenous Peoples must have an active role in…


Why Higher Ed Needs Data Ethics - Stewart - Inside Higher Ed

Bonnie Stewart writes that the pandemic has accelerated the need for post-secondary institutions to grapple with data…


Billions are being spent on economic recovery - Doyle - Toronto Star

Sarah Doyle of the Brookfield Institute says the government should direct innovation investments into businesses that…