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Skills gap is hurting us

Our latest report shows how our productivity could be improved by upgrading essential skills

Measuring competence

Employers and workers could both benefit from a new way of certifying skills.

Work interrupted: temporary foreign workers

The federal government's overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker program disproportionately affects the West, where workers are needed most.

Walkin' the Walk

Five steps toward efficient cities

Thinking out loud

2014 was all about impact at our think tank. See more in the Foundation's year in review.


Canada West Foundation

The Canada West Foundation focuses on the policies that shape the West’s quality of life. Through our evidence-based research and commentary, we provide objective, practical solutions. For more than 40 years, we have been a passionate advocate for western Canada.

Find out more about the Canada West Foundation.