WHAT NOW? | The West wants in the Indo-Pacific
The federal government’s recently-released long-awaited Indo-Pacific Strategy will have more impact on the West compared to the rest of Canada. One thing clear from the relatively brief strategy and confusion in the federal government’s communication about it, there is still a window to help the government add detail to how the strategy will be implemented…
WHAT NOW? | Rapid Employee Upskilling & Reskilling: An innovative approach to skills shortages
WHAT NOW? | Balancing Act: Norway’s approach to oil and gas production and decarbonization goals
Like Canada, Norway is a major oil and gas exporter with almost half of the government’s revenues coming from the sector. At the same time, Norway has very ambitious goals around industrial decarbonization and managing climate change. How is the country reconciling oil and gas production, economic prosperity and its low-carbon objectives? And where will the energy transition take the country in the future?
REPORT | Transparency and the Pan-Canadian Climate Framework in Action in the West: The case of Saskatchewan
Support for climate policy needs a well-informed Canadian public as well as Indigenous rights holders and key stakeholders including provincial governments who not only share responsibility for environmental protection but also are the owners and managers of provinces’ resources.
REPORT | Methane Emissions and Canada’s Oil and Gas Sector: The start of a good news story
REPORT | From Shovel Ready to Shovel Worthy
As the federal government turns to economic growth through the spring 2022 budget and the National Infrastructure Assessment, the report provides seven building blocks that are critical to the development of a nation-building infrastructure plan which is a key enabler for economic growth.
The latest research, commentary and recommendations from our analysts
North America Brief | Issue 05
North America Brief 05 | Smuggling eggs, U.S. turns to Canadian uranium, violating FTAsRead Article
Energy Innovation Brief | Issue 27
Energy Innovation Brief 27 | Canada’s energy transition enablersRead Article
China Brief | Issue 90
China Brief 90 | Canola sales to China increase, China’s first population drop in 60 years & moreRead Article
The Future of Work and Learning Brief | Issue 30
The Future of Work and Learning Brief 30 | Indigenous-led training programs see growthRead Article
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.
Transparency: Our pledge to our supporters
As a non-profit think tank, Canada West Foundation relies on donations. We are at our best when funded by a variety of groups: governments, corporations, individuals, and foundations all play a role. We not only acknowledge our supporters as a matter of course, we are proud to do so. Through their commitment, our supporters become part of an engaged public policy community. They tell us that they contribute because they value the work of the Foundation and want that work to continue. We think it’s pretty great that engaged citizens and organizations are willing to open their wallets in pursuit of good public policy.