IN-PERSON EVENT | Free trade, energy and the state of Canada-France economic relations
CWF Arthur J.E. Child POP UP POLICY: An in-person conversation with the Head of the French Regional Economic Service for Canada
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Time: 11:00-12:00 PM (MT)
Location: Canada West Foundation, 134, 110 11th Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Trade Ahead: Western Canada Speaker Series 2023
Key insights on U.S. and Indo-Pacific trade and investment opportunities. Join us for two enlightening talks as key insiders outline the major changes they expect to see in 2023, with a focus on what these changes could mean for the West.
Speaker Series | Webinars
Monday, February 27 & 28, 2023
CWF WEBINAR | Can Canada provide clean, secure energy to meet demand in Japan and Korea?
Japan and South Korea, both important trade partners for Canada, are looking to secure supplies of energy that are stable and can help them meet environmental targets…
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
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
There’s a shortage of skilled workers in Canada. A shrinking talent pool, lack of quality skills training programs, and youth reluctant to enter the skilled trades are some of the factors creating a shortfall with no end in sight.
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 | 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.
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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.
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