What We Do

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Policy & Research ACTIVATION

We’re working on new ways to develop policy that include all voices, engage communities and develop leaders — while tackling the pressing issues of the day. Our areas of focus include:

  • Rebuilding the Public Square: We’re tackling the growing concerns about how social media is affecting democracy by examining what is driving Canada apart online and how we can bring people back together.

  • Driving Action on Climate Change: We’re finding effective ways to talk about climate change and urge people and communities to take action to fight it.

  • Revolutionizing Education: We’re testing and sharing new approaches to education and skills training that connect to marginalized communities and stay ahead of the disruption technology is creating in the labour market.

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Leadership Development

We’re developing leaders with the advanced skills, understanding and knowledge needed to develop effective policy solutions to today’s challenges. We do this through:

CIVIC CONVENING

We’re convening important public conversations to build awareness and help bring about the changes our institutions and society need. We do this through: 

  • Our Visiting Global Fellows are world-leading practitioners who engage with key audiences during short, intensive stays at the Lab.

  • Conferences and events that put projects and ideas in front of influencers and decision-makers.