Canada needs a bolder approach to skills training
Employers should take steps to propel us forward from a situation where most of their employees are missing out, to one where most are opting in
Young adults have been hit hard by the pandemic. The recovery must not leave them behind
Our latest survey confirms that the pandemic’s impact has been felt more acutely and more persistently among young adults
Here’s how we can stop sick people from going into work
Two in five employees in Canada say they’ve gone in to work sick at least once in the past 12 months. A change in office culture is needed to end this.
A fresh look at the reasons why women and men are self-employed
Understanding what motivates women’s entrepreneurship should prompt investors to rethink the criteria they use to assess and fund new ventures
Greater inclusion is a win-win strategy for the recovery
Any economic recovery worthy of its name should begin with making sure these Canadians who have been hardest hit by the pandemic-induced recession don’t fall even further behind.
What if we keep working from home?
Younger workers, immigrants, racialized people, Indigenous workers and workers with a physical or mental condition that limits their daily activity are all more likely to experience challenges working from home.
A distinctive culture? The sources of public support for immigration in Canada, 1980-2019
Canadians’ tolerance towards immigration responds to immigration flows, and is heavily influenced by macroeconomic conditions
Ten trends that will shape events in 2021
From declining confidence in business to growing concern about racism, Environics Institute’s public opinion studies show evolving beliefs on key issues.
Are the robots coming for our jobs?
No government should try to hold up the pace of technological change. Rather, they should focus on trying to plug gaps in training so no one falls behind.
New survey shows Canadians want lasting change to accompany economic recovery
A new Environics Institute survey confirms that, by a wide margin, Canadians want change
A majority of Canadians support equalization – even in Alberta
The results of the Confederation of Tomorrow 2020 survey show that there is almost universal support in all parts of Canada for the principle that underpins the equalization program
Satisfaction with Canada’s democracy declines significantly in Alberta
The answer to the question of whether Canadians are gaining or losing confidence in their democratic institutions depends in part on which region one is referring to.
Canadians: richer than they think
Americans could look to Canada for ideas about how to run an economy, and not just a public-health-care system
Three Facts About Inequality & Equality of Opportunity
Munk School & Environics Institute Lecture - January 16, 2020
Canadians are Richer than they think
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Review: The Great Reset, by Richard Florida
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