Organisation

Institute for Research on Public Policy

Acronym:
IRPP
Report

The demographics of automation in Canada: who is at risk?

Just a few years ago, policy-makers became concerned about the prospect of many job-related tasks being automated using advances in robotics and artificial intelligence. In this study, Statistics Canada researchers, Marc Frenette and Kristyn Frank, break new ground, by examining the demographic and employment characteristics...
Briefing paper

New tools for reconciliation: legislation to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

This paper examines the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) implementation through legislative measures taken or proposed by the federal and British Columbia (BC) governments.
Policy report

Relieving the burden of navigating health and social services for older adults and caregivers

Canada needs a dedicated strategy to reduce the burden of navigating health and social services for older Canadians and their caregivers. Currently, the onus is on patients and their families to navigate unintegrated and uncoordinated care systems. This poses challenges for equitable access to vital...
Report

To sell or scale up: Canada’s patent strategy in a knowledge economy

This study examines the role of patents and patent policy in Canadian innovators’ decisions to sell their intellectual property (IP), rather than continue to develop it in Canada, and the incentives driving this decision.
Briefing paper

Operationalizing Indigenous consent through land-use planning

The implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), in particular the standard of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC), is emerging as a central focus of policy debate in Canada.This article examines the potential utility of a revitalized approach to...