REPORT | Electricity Systems Across Western Canada: A Landscape Analysis
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…
REPORT | Federal Impact Assessment Act Under Review: Measuring Progress on Projects and Timelines
REPORT | The Case for Literacy in Alberta: Life is hard when you can’t read
The demand for literacy skills in the workplace continues to rise as individuals face new technologies, new work processes, more advanced machinery, changes to regulations and new co-workers, all of which demand good or better levels of literacy. Workers must be able to understand what they have read and then apply that understanding to solve new problems…
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
OP-ED First we learn to read, then we read to learn
OP-ED | First we learn to read, then we read to learnRead Article
Exploring microbe use in the energy sector | EIB 33
Energy Innovation Brief 33 | Send in the Microbes!Read Article
North America Brief 11
North America Brief 11 | U.S. raises MCOOL again, Mexico firm on GM corn ban and moreRead Article
Future of Work and Learning 38 | Back to school challenges for international students
Future of Work and Learning 38 | International student woes, housing shortages & moreRead Article
Manitoba Youth Attraction and Retention Project
The Canada West Foundation is excited to announce it has launched a project examining the issue of youth migration in Manitoba. This project builds on its successful Alberta Youth Talent Attraction and Retention project and will aid the Manitoba government in understanding reasons youth leave the province and recommend ways to retain and attract young people.
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.