REPORT | ESG and the Canadian Energy Sector
The rise of ESG reporting has been meteoric. But whether ESG is more than a fad, whether it is needed to secure investment—and even whether it is particularly useful given that international ESG frameworks and standards do not align well with sector-specific and uniquely Canadian conditions—are some of the questions that require a hard look.
REPORT | Policy Levers Toolkit: Using government policy to help cleantech succeed
Successfully commercializing innovation is hard – and good ideas too often end in failure. The cleantech industry in Canada has no shortage of transformative ideas to address environmental impacts and improve energy efficiency. Getting these ideas over the finish line is often a different question…
WHAT NOW? | Micro Credentials: ‘Small’ qualifications, big deal
Policy-makers and decision-makers looking for ways to rapidly upskill and reskill the workforce for the post-pandemic economy have bet big on micro credentials. These credentials are generally considered a type of “mini qualification” that verify a person’s skills, competencies or experience for specific roles.
CWF ANNUAL REPORT 2020 | Boldly Go
Anniversaries are a time of reflection – but more than that, they’re an opportunity for action. The Canada West Foundation’s 50th anniversary this year has been a chance for us to envision where we want to go, as a foundation, as a region and as a country, and what we need to do to get there.
CWF and EFL win top sustainability award
The Canada West Foundation and Energy Futures Lab have won a Canada’s Clean50 Top Project award for our LEAD project on upcyling inactive oil and gas wells.
National Infrastructure Assessment
Infrastructure Canada | Submission | Carlo Dade and John Law
The government’s call for a National Infrastructure Assessment, Building the Canada We Want in 2050, comes at a critical time for the country. Getting the Assessment right can provide unparalleled long-term economic benefits for Canadians, starting with the country’s post-COVID recovery. It can be the road map to build the country that we want.
The latest research, commentary and recommendations from our analysts
China Brief 077 | China’s move to sustainable agriculture...
China Brief 077 | China’s move to sustainable agriculture, Canada and Australia swap barley, canola roles, CWF’s Belt and Road MonitorRead Article
The Future of Work and Learning Brief | Issue 16
The Future of Work and Learning Brief | Issue 16Read Article
Op-ed| Canada's post-election hard truths on China
OP-ED| On China, economic reality bitesRead Article
Energy Innovation Brief | Issue 17 – A tale of two toilets
Energy Innovation Brief | Issue 17 – A tale of two toiletsRead Article
Celebrate with us!
Our story begins with a deep sense of purpose: Together, we are better
Fifty years ago, the Canada West Foundation was established by thoughtful Canadians from across the West and across political perspectives with a shared goal to amplify the West’s distinct voice, and in turn, help build a stronger Canada.
We invite you to join us as we celebrate the Canada West Foundation’s 50th anniversary.
Young Talent Attraction and Retention
The Canada West Foundation has launched a project that examines the social and environmental challenges of young talent retention and attraction for Alberta, with the intention to provide recommendations on how to ensure the province recruits and keeps talented young Albertans.
Collaborative Models and Capacity in Civil Society
The Canada West Foundation has launched a project to examine the civil society sector. We aim to determine gaps and overlaps in the sector and develop models and tools to strengthen the infrastructure that supports civil society, enhance collaboration and enable more efficient and effective service delivery to Albertans in need.