Public Policy Forum


Lessons in resilience: Canada's digital media ecosystem and the 2019 election

Researchers, policy-makers and the public at large are paying more attention to the threats that disinformation and other forms of online media manipulation pose to democratic institutions and political life. Coming after a number of international elections where disinformation was a serious problem, the authors...

Bridging the digital skills gap

This report explains how Canada doesn't really have system for figuring out where digital technology jobs end and regular jobs begin - and explores how a shared definitions of digital skills and careers will be the gateway for policymakers and employers to fill any gaps.

Leveraging the skills of social sciences and humanities graduates

This report briefly reviews existing research on emerging employer needs and employment prospects for university graduates (particularly in social sciences and humanities), before mapping out approaches that aim to support graduates’ transition into employment.

People-centric economic development: lessons on international student retention from Atlantic Canada

The economic fortunes of rural Canada depend on attracting human capital. While international students are highly skilled and qualified candidates for settlement, they don't often stick around. PPF Fellow, Sean Speer, identifies lessons from two promising programs in Atlantic Canada which seem to be convincing...

Digital Democracy Project: Research memo #7 - the partisan playground

This report paints a picture of a media environment where partisans are more willing to share their views and choose media that reinforces their beliefs, while less-partisan Canadians are less inclined to share their views and take part in political life.