Now accepting applications for the 2018 Public Policy Training Institute

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 Public Policy Training Institute. The deadline is November 6, 2017. More information and the application form can be found here.

August 1, 2017 | Posts


Announcing Senior Fellows Grants

Max Bell Foundation is pleased to announce a new category of support. Senior Fellows Grants are designed to provide opportunities for experienced professionals to devote a substantial portion of time to engage in research, writing, and educating the pu …

April 14, 2010 | Posts


Now Accepting Applications – 2010-2011 Public Policy Training Institute

The Max Bell Public Policy Training Institute (MBPPTI) is an excellent learning opportunity for staff or volunteers in non-profit organizations whose work brings them into contact with the activities of governments, whether municipal, provincial, or fe …

April 18, 2010 | Posts


Water Scarcity Challenges make Alberta a Bellwether Province for Better Management: University of Lethbridge Specialist

Alberta faces water scarcity challenges that make it a bellwether region for better water management policies, according to a study released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In The Competition for Water: Striking a Balance among Social, Environmental, …

April 18, 2010 | Posts


Announcing our 2011 Senior Fellow: Barry Worbets

We are pleased to announce the first Max Bell Senior Fellow, Barry Worbets. Barry brings extensive experience with environmental management in the energy industry to his role as Max Bell Senior Fellow. His impressive career achievements bridge the priv …

January 26, 2011 | Posts


Final report on Canada’s Voluntary Sector and Public Policy

On April 7-8, 2011, Max Bell Foundation hosted forty-five people from across Canada in Calgary to join a conversation about the relations between Canada’s voluntary sector and the development of public policy. Their collective insights are summarized i …

July 29, 2011 | Posts


Improving Environmental Decision-Making in Canada

CALGARY – May 3, 2012. Despite having some of the best environmental practices in the world, Canada’s environmental decision-making process can and should be improved. At present, the focus is on the regulatory approval system and the role of bodies su …

May 18, 2012 | Posts


Max Bell Foundation Awards $160,000 for New Ideas on Canadian Health, Education, and Environmental Policy

November 28, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CALGARY BASED MAX BELL FOUNDATION AWARDS $160,000 FOR NEW IDEAS ON CANADIAN HEALTH, EDUCATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY Max Bell Foundation announced four $40,000 grants today, made to a group of policy leaders sp …

November 28, 2012 | Posts


Max Bell Senior Fellow Cy Frank argues Health Care an Economic Asset

“if you can accept the notion that public health care, if optimized, could be an investment good yielding future wealth as opposed to a consumption good using up current wealth and resources, the road to reversing our productivity slide seems suddenly …

January 7, 2013 | Posts


Max Bell Foundation announces the appointment of Allan Northcott as Vice President and Dr. Ralph Strother as Chief Investment Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2013 Max Bell Foundation announces the appointment of Allan Northcott as Vice President and Dr. Ralph Strother as Chief Investment Officer CALGARY, AB – Max Bell Foundation, a pan-Canadian grantmaking Foundation that hel …

March 20, 2013 | Posts


Calgary Flood Update – Wednesday June 26, 2013

Max Bell Foundation’s offices remain closed again today as a result of flooding in Calgary.  Our building is free of water damage.  However, our email server has been down because of power outage since Thursday of last week.  We thank you for your pati …

June 26, 2013 | Posts


Calgary Flood Update – July 1, 2013

Max Bell Foundation’s power has been restored, our email is up and running, and our offices will be re-opened for business effective July 2, 2013.  Thank you for your patience.  Our thoughts remain with the many whose lives have been impacted by the fl …

July 1, 2013 | Posts


Canada Revenue Agency Releases Political Activities Self-assessment Tool for Charities

CRA’s policy statement on political activities (CPS-022) notes that it is “essential that charities continue to offer their direct knowledge of social issues to public policy debates,” and many Canadian charities undertake “political activities” as def …

December 4, 2013 | Posts


Issue Brief on Social and Emotional Learning in Canada

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a framework for developing social and emotional competencies that is gaining interest in Canada and the United States. The purpose of this issue brief is to provide an overview of the field of social and emotional …

December 9, 2013 | Posts


Director General of the Charities Directorate Summarizes Implications for Charities of Budget 2014

Director General Cathy Hawara has published a message summarizing the main implications of Budget 2014 for charities in Canada. Her brief discusses reduction of administrative burden; gifts from foreign states; gifts of ecologically sensitive land; gif …

February 24, 2014 | Posts


Charities Directorate 2014 Program Update

On February 26, 2014, the Charities Directorate provided its annual Program Update. The update includes an important account of the Directorate’s efforts related to charities and political activities. http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/bt/chrtsp …

March 3, 2014 | Posts


CRA Releases Educational Videos About Charities and Political Activities

Canada Revenue Agency has released 3 short educational videos explaining how charities can contribute to the development of public policy. They are available at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/vdgllry/chrts-gvng/srs-pltclctvts-eng.html

April 29, 2014 | Posts


Smart, Useful Insights from Calgary’s Shift Project on Ending Domestic Violence

This developmental evaluation report highlights key learnings about social change efforts and is intended for anyone who is working on large social change initiatives. This paper draws on Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence as a case study to i …

May 30, 2014 | Posts


Warning Signs for Canadian Educators: The Bad News in Canada’s PISA Results

Canadian provinces should be concerned about slipping high-school students’ scores – in reading, science and mathematics – as assessed by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), according a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “ …

June 11, 2014 | Posts


Foundation President Dr. David Elton appointed to the Order of Canada

Max Bell Foundation’s Directors are very proud to announce that the Foundation’s President, Dr. David Elton, was today appointed to the Order of Canada.  Dr. Elton’s many accomplishments include playing a number of key roles related to Western Canada’s …

June 30, 2014 | Posts


2013 Annual Report

Max Bell Foundation’s 2013 Annual Report is now available at: http://www.maxbell.org/sites/default/files/2013AnnualReport.pdf

July 9, 2014 | Posts


Dr. Ralph Strother retires from Max Bell Foundation

Effective September 1, 2014, Dr. Ralph Strother has retired from Max Bell Foundation in order to resume his career in the practice of medicine.  While he will be focusing his professional energies on medicine, he plans to continue to provide his expert …

September 3, 2014 | Posts


Funding Opportunity: Population Health Intervention Research to Promote Health and Health Equity

Max Bell Foundation urges eligible applicants to review the following funding opportunity, which we are pleased to co-sponsor with the CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health.  Applications that meet the criteria for this opportunity and align w …

September 9, 2014 | Posts


Now Accepting Applications – 2015 Public Policy Training Institute

Deadline for applications: November 7, 2014 Confirmations of enrolment: November 14, 2014 Canadian charities have a long history of helping to inform and shape public policy at municipal, provincial, and federal levels. For many, it’s a key strategy fo …

October 7, 2014 | Posts


Dr. Roger Gibbins is new Max Bell Senior Fellow

Max Bell Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Roger Gibbins will be a Max Bell Senior Fellow from October 2014 – March 2016. Dr. Gibbins received his doctorate in political science from Stanford University in California. He moved to Calgary in 19 …

October 7, 2014 | Posts


Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Public Policy Training Institute

Max Bell Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2016 Public Policy Training Institute. The deadline is November 13, 2015. For more information and the application form, click here.

September 23, 2015 | Posts


Canadian Foundations Working in Public Policy – PFC report

Canadian foundations typically don’t think of themselves as public policy players. Perhaps this is because policy work is viewed as falling in the realm of “political” activity. But in fact, whether they state it explicitly or not, foundations today ar …

November 13, 2015 | Posts


Max Bell Foundation Senior Fellow Roger Gibbins makes the case for charities engaging in policy advocacy (video)

Philanthropic FoundationsCanada’s Opening Panel Conversation for its 2015 Toronto Symposium features Roger Gibbins, Senior Fellow at the Max Bell Foundation and Alex Himelfarb, Chair of the World Wildlife Federation and Canadian Alliance to End Homeles …

December 2, 2015 | Posts


Max Bell Foundation President Dr. David Elton makes the case for Foundations supporting public policy advocacy (video)

At the Philanthropic Foundations Canada 2015 Toronto Symposium, David Elton shares case studies on successful policy advocacy efforts. https://youtu.be/235TygEz_-M

December 2, 2015 | Posts


Minister Lebouthillier announces winding down of the political activities audit program for charities

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, today announced the winding down of the review by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) of registered charities’ political activities.Our government recognizes the critical role ch …

January 20, 2016 | Posts


Is there a moral imperative for charities to engage in policy advocacy?

Max Bell Foundation Senior Fellow Dr. Roger Gibbins today published the first of three articles in The Philanthropistabout the roles of charities in public policy development. In this article, he makes the case that charities have a moral obligation to …

February 2, 2016 | Posts


Dr. Paul Boothe joins Max Bell Foundation Board of Directors

Max Bell Foundation is delighted to announce that Paul Boothe has joined our Board of Directors. Dr. Boothe is currently Professor and Director of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management at the Ivey Business School, Western University. D …

March 8, 2016 | Posts


Max Bell Foundation welcomes new Program Officer – Margaret Herriman

We are pleased to announce that Margaret Herriman has joined Max Bell Foundation in the capacity of Program Officer. Margaret’s responsibilities will include helping to ensure the relevance and positive impacts of the Foundation’s granting programs. Be …

April 13, 2016 | Posts


A New President for Max Bell Foundation

Calgary, AB  16th May, 2016 “I am pleased to announce that Allan Northcott will succeed David Elton as President when he retires on December 31, 2016,” Carolyn Hursh, Chair of Max Bell Foundation, announced today. Allan joined Max Bell Foundation in 19 …

May 16, 2016 | Posts


Final Report on Call To Arms Consultation on the Future of Policy Advocacy by Charities in Canada

On May 10-11 2016, 73 invited participants assembled in Calgary to discuss and debate the appropriate roles for Canadian charities in the development of public policy. The final report on that consultation is available here.

August 15, 2016 | Posts


Updated Funding Priorities

Max Bell Foundation seeks to support work that has a strong likelihood of informing public policies and practices. One way we try to ensure that happens is by focusing our grants on issues that decision makers are grappling with today and into the fore …

August 18, 2017 | Posts


Max Bell Foundation 2016 Annual Report Now Available

Max Bell Foundation’s Annual Report for 2016 is now available. You can find other annual reports here.

August 28, 2017 | Posts


Joanne Schroeder is Max Bell Foundation’s New Senior Fellow

The Fellowship project will develop a framework for strengthening leadership in BC’s child-serving systems (health, education and child development). Over the next two years Joanne will develop a toolkit of best practices and then work with two or thre …

September 26, 2017 | Posts


Nancy Reynolds and Suzanne Tough are Max Bell Foundation and Burns Memorial Fund Fellows

Burns Memorial Fund and Max Bell Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Reynolds and Suzanne Tough as Senior Policy Fellows. The jointly-funded Fellowships launch a partnership between the two foundations in support of evidence-bas …

October 20, 2017 | Posts


FAQ

Do you have application deadlines? There are no formal deadlines to apply for funding. The Foundation accepts letters of intent on an ongoing basis.   Can anyone apply? Any Canadian non-profit with a charitable registration number may apply.   How can …

July 28, 2017 | Pages


Strategy and Programs

Max Bell Foundation is a Canadian independent grantmaking foundation that pursues its mission and strategic priority by supporting Canadian registered charities with Project Grants, Internship Grants, and Senior Fellow Grants. More information about ou …

February 7, 2017 | Pages


Senior Fellows Program

Max Bell Foundation’s Senior Fellows Program provides opportunities for experienced professionals to devote a substantial portion of time to engage in research, writing, and educating the public. The overall goal of the program is to add value to debat …

February 7, 2017 | Pages


Public Policy Training Institute (PPTI)

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS 2018 PUBLIC POLICY TRAINING INSTITUTE APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 6, 2017 click here for the application form Canadian charities have a long history of helping to inform and shape public policy at municipal, provincial, an …

February 7, 2017 | Pages


Resources

Foundation Reports 2015 Annual Report 2014 Annual Report Canada’s Voluntary Sector and Public Policy – Symposium Report, July 2011 (.pdf format) Policies and Practices of Private Foundations (.pdf format ) External Links Be H.I.P.P.: Have Influence on …

February 7, 2017 | Pages


Apply for a Grant

Types of Grants Max Bell Foundation provides two types of grants: Project Grants support clearly defined activities designed to achieve a specific objective that aligns with the Foundation’s mission and  criteria. Max Bell Foundation does not support o …

February 7, 2017 | Pages


Grant Types

Max Bell Foundation provides support with three types of grants: Project Grants, Development Grants, and Senior Fellow Grants. Project Grants support clearly defined activities designed to achieve a specific purpose that aligns with the Foundation’s mi …

February 7, 2017 | Pages


Our History

Max Bell and the Legacy of His Foundation An extraordinarily astute and far-sighted son of the Canadian West, George Maxwell Bell (1912-1972) contributed significantly to the wave of expansion of North American enterprise in the mid-twentieth century. …

February 7, 2017 | Pages


Our People

Foundation Staff Allan Northcott President Prior to joining Max Bell Foundation in 1998, Allan was a member of the academic staff at the University of Illinois and the University of Calgary, and was a member of the research staff at Canada West Foundat …

February 7, 2017 | Pages


Expert Reviewers

Max Bell Foundation relies on reviews of proposals from external experts. We thank them sincerely for their contributions, which are invaluable to our decision-making. The following is an incomplete list of the generous expert reviewers who have assist …

February 7, 2017 | Pages


Contact Us

Name* First Last Phone*Email* Message*NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Mailing Address: Max Bell Foundation Suite 380, 1201 – 5th Street S.W. Calgary, AB  T2R 0Y6 403.215.7310 white@maxbell.org

February 7, 2017 | Pages


Grants Database

Program Area Filters Education Environment Health and Wellness Special Projects Title Amount Focus Type Date Development Grant: Documenting the Difference – Building Database of BC’s Family Resource Programs $16,220 Health and Wellness Inte …

March 21, 2017 | Pages


Types and Programs

Most of the Foundation’s work involves providing grants to partners. The following paragraphs describe the types of grants we offer, the program areas we focus on, and what we mean by policy and practice. Grant Types Max Bell Foundation makes two kinds …

March 22, 2017 | Pages


Programs

Max Bell Foundation annually offers a Public Policy Training Institute to provide professional development to individuals wishing to improve their ability to inform public policy. We also regularly support at least one Senior Fellow to undertake a sign …

March 22, 2017 | Pages


News Archive

News Categories Foundation News (25) General News (6) Grant Outputs (4) Press Release (4) Slider (3) Tag CloudAnnual Report (1) Grants (1) Program Priorities (1) Public Policy Training Institute (1) Senior Fellows Grants (1) Water Scarcity (1) Archives …

March 29, 2017 | Pages


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Nancy Reynolds and Suzanne Tough are Max Bell Foundation and Burns Memorial Fund FellowsBurns Memorial Fund and Max Bell Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Reynolds and Suzanne Tough as Senior Policy Fellows. The jointly-funded …

February 22, 2017 | Pages


Criteria

The primary criterion by which the Foundation evaluates proposals is the degree to which the proposed work aligns with the Foundation’s mission: Max Bell Foundation reflects the spirit and intent of its founder to improve Canadian society. We encourage …

February 22, 2017 | Pages


Project Grants

Max Bell Foundation supports projects which fit our mission, strategic priority, and granting guidelines, and that fall within or bridge our program areas. The term “project” is often used to refer loosely to any set of activities. We use the term in a …

February 22, 2017 | Pages


Development Grants

Max Bell Foundation seeks to help registered charities identify, develop, and communicate to Canadians public policy alternatives in health & wellness, education, and environment. We recognize that each of these policy areas is complex, and that do …

February 22, 2017 | Pages


Senior Fellow Program

Max Bell Foundation’s Senior Fellows Program provides opportunities for experienced professionals to devote a substantial portion of time to engage in research, writing, and educating the public. The overall goal of the program is to add value to debat …

February 22, 2017 | Pages


News

February 22, 2017 | Pages


About Us

Since its creation in 1972 by the late Mr. George Maxwell (Max) Bell, Max Bell Foundation has made grants across Canada for a wide range of charitable purposes which benefit Canadians. Upon creating the Foundation, Max Bell charged the Board of Directo …

May 25, 2017 | Pages


FAQs for Grantseekers

Do you have application deadlines? There are no formal deadlines to apply for funding. The Foundation accepts letters of inquiry on an ongoing basis.   Can anyone apply? Any Canadian non-profit with a charitable registration number may apply.   How can …

July 12, 2017 | Pages


Annual Reports

2016 Annual Report 2015 Annual Report 2014 Annual Report

July 14, 2017 | Pages


Privacy Policy

Max Bell Foundation  collects no personal information about you when you visit our web site except that which you choose to provide to us. Here is how we handle information about your visit to our web site: Information Collected and Stored Automaticall …

July 14, 2017 | Pages


Our Work

We pursue our mission in two broad ways: granting, where we provide financial support to partner organizations, and our programs, which we run ourselves.

July 14, 2017 | Pages


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July 24, 2017 | Pages


Granting

While the Foundation directly offers some of our own programming, most of our work involves providing grants to partner organizations pursing projects that align with our mission and priorities. We support work that helps Canadians adapt to social, eco …

July 28, 2017 | Pages


Citizens’ Forum on Clean Air

The goal of this project was to inform debate by facilitating discussion amongst informed Canadians about how to improve air quality, and by reporting the results to policy-makers. The secondary goal of this project was to demonstrate to policy makers …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Grant Skills Workshop

Canada West Foundation prepared and co-hosted a workshop for grantmakers to share information about how to successfully and strategically fund the non-profit and voluntary sector. The event featured workshops on networking (Speed Dating for Funders: Bu …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Parent and Teacher Opinions on Key Issues in Canadian Education

The goal of this project was to provide valuable feedback to policymakers by collecting teachers’ and parents’ views on many different aspects of the education system across Canada. Parents and teachers can help guide policymakers, as both groups have …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Info-Age 2000 Project

The purpose of this project was to improve technological literacy among vulnerable members of society, including low-income families and children, the elderly, and the homeless. The Calgary Community Network Association recognizes the need for all Cana …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Canadian Tour

The purpose of this project was to inform Canadian health care policymakers by facilitating Johan Hjertqvist’s Canadian tour of seven Canadian cities, including Halifax, Toronto, Winnipeg, Brandon, Dauphin, Saskatoon and Edmonton. During his tour, Hjer …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Philanthropic Foundations Canada Discretionary Grant

This grant supported a one day educational seminar entitled ‘Regulation and “Political Activities” by Canadian Charities’ hosted by Philanthropic Foundations Canada. This session was attended by representatives from foundations and charities across Can …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Health Care Series of Commentaries

The purpose of this project was to inform policy debates by compiling and communicating a series of health policy projects by esteemed researchers. The project tackled such themes as, “Will the Boomers Bust the Health Budget?” and “Managing Medicare: T …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Policy Roundtable on Aboriginal Education

The purpose of this project was to improve policy concerning Aboriginal education by facilitating a meeting between government officials, Aboriginal communities and funding organizations. These groups intended to identify a way forward for improving ed …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Publication and Event Partner: 40th Anniversary Awards

The goal of this project is to promote the articles commissioned for the Max Bell Foundation 40th Anniversary to a wider Canadian audience. The Literary Review of Canada (LRC) specializes in promoting non-partisan policy discussion among a non-speciali …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Technology Assisted Student Assessment Research

The purpose of this project was to inform policymakers about the state of technology assisted educational tools. The Technology Assisted Student Assessment Institute (TASA) is a research center dedicated to providing up-to-date information on programs, …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Relocating Art Installation: Structurist Relief in Fifteen Parts

This special project will move an art installation from the James Richardson International Airport to the Max Bell Centre in Manitoba.

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Sector Champion Membership

Imagine Canada is an umbrella organization that serves the non-profit and charitable sector by providing funding, human resources, guidance in the realm of volunteerism and by supporting better understanding of the sector through research. They provide …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


The Education Papers

The overall goal of this series of papers was to set the agendas of engaged citizens and policy decision makers, and inform their debates over current and emergent education policy issues by producing a series of high-quality analyses relevant to curre …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Public Policy Symposium

On April 7-8, 2011, Max Bell Foundation hosted forty-five people from across Canada in Calgary to join a conversation about the relations between Canada’s voluntary sector and the development of public policy. They concluded that Canada has a network o …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


6th Annual IN-CAM Symposium

This grant supported the 6th Annual Research Symposium in the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). According to a 2003 Statistics Canada survey, 12.4% of Canadians accessed alternative medicine in the previous twelve month span, and i …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Early Childhood Development Research

The purpose of this project was to inform decision making related to early intervention programs for at-risk children. The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) developed a model for testing the hypothesis that “biological embedding” impacts …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Policy Series and Policy Working Group

The purpose of this project was to facilitate learning within the non-profit and voluntary sectors on how to impact policy decisions. The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations operated a series of half-day and noon-hour workshops in order to educa …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Filling the Gaps: Post-Secondary Training and Public Policy in Western Canada

The purpose of this project was to improve the regional strategies that western Canadian governments are employing to combat the projected skills and labour shortage. The project focused on provincial and regional government initiatives to increase and …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Linking Ecological Goods and Services to Integrated Water Management

The goal of this project was to develop a policy framework for an integrated system of water resources management on the Canadian prairies. The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) recognized that the institutional capacity for im …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Health Reform Issues

Two projects were supported by a research intern. The first considered age-specific utilization rates and trends in service intensity in health care service delivery. The research traced health-sector cost inflation projections for provincial health sp …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Max Bell Hall Upgrades

The purpose of this grant was to renew the Max Bell Hall at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific located outside of Victoria, British Columbia. The hall was built in 1977, and operates as the central building of the Pearson College campus.

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Health Care’s Hidden Face

The purpose of this project was to inform public-private debate in the context of Canadian healthcare. The project compared health care systems in all of the Canadian provinces, as well as those of similar nations around the world. The private health c …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Evaluation of Intervention Program for Vulnerable Children and Their Families

The purpose of this project was to inform debate over early intervention programs for children and families. The project involved a rigorous study measuring the impact of a multiple intervention program over the long term on at-risk children and famili …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Community Development Financial Institution Policy

The purpose of this project was to strengthen an existing proposal to develop a bank designed to meet the needs of the charitable and non-profit sector. An intern completed a comprehensive literature review of successful initiatives to develop Communit …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Renovations to Max Bell Hall

This project was undertaken to improve the Max Bell Hall at the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan.

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Universality and Freedom of Choice: Health care solutions of the future

The goal of this project was to inform audiences about potential policy reforms to the Canadian Medicare system. The Montreal Economic Institute recognized that very little economic literature advocating for the privatization of the medicare system had …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


The Charities and Democracy Project Phase IV

The Charities and Democracy project was a multi-phase initiative that intended to educate voluntary sector workers about the law of advocacy by charitable organizations. The purpose of the project was to help empower charities to participate in public …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Cybercitizenship: Improving Canadian Politics and Policy

The goal of this project was to inform Canadian policy debates by merging two Canadian policy websites: mapleleafweb.com and policy.ca. The merger was meant to link mapleleafweb.com’s up-to-date policy debate information with policy.ca’s broad annotate …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Welcome Home: Cost Effectiveness, Outcomes and Continuity in Home Care

The purpose of this project was to improve health care policy related to home care services. The Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation (COTF) argued that home care could significantly reduce costs compared to prolonged acute care placements in hospi …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Internship support

The purpose of this project was to allow an intern to complete research for the Fraser Institute in the areas of education and health care. The research concluded that fund allocation in Ontario’s education and health care systems is not being optimize …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Dianne Marra Memorial Grant

This grant was presented to the Pacific Assistance Dog Society in recognition of Dianne Marra’s charitable concerns (1982-2002).

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Health Programs Development

The goal of this project was to inform the organization’s health policy program by producing a body of foundational research on the state of health care initiatives and reforms. The research resulted in a literature review of useful sources including b …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Catalogue Business and Personal Papers of Max Bell

The goal of this project was to catalogue the 18 meters of records belonging to Max Bell, which were donated to the Glenbow-Alberta Institute by Paul Bell. The collection includes personal and business records from Max Bell’s estate.

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Health Policies in Canada

The goal of this project was to raise the level of informed debate among policy makers and Canadians generally on a variety of subjects relating to the Canadian health care system. This series of reports was published over five years and addressed such …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Teacher Pay and Teacher Quality

The purpose of this project was to inform debate about teacher pay by examining alternative pay structures emerging in response to new needs in the education system. In Canada, teachers are typically paid on a single-salary basis. Pay structures have b …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Development Grant – Aboriginal Education: Labour Market Implications

The internship produced research and insight designed to answer two questions: 1) What are the labour force outcomes for Aboriginal peoples with a certain highest level of education? and 2) When do Aboriginal students withdraw from education?

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Development Grant: Counselling as a Treatment for Depression in Alberta

This project resulted in three reports on the current guidelines and policy initiatives for the treatment of depression, with a focus on counselling. These reports will help lay the groundwork for a social policy in mental health, specifically focusing …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Barth Syndrome Foundation Directors Grant

The Barth Syndrome Foundation will develop a new web platform.

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Operating in the Dark

The purpose of this project was to improve policy by defining critical health outcome measures and establishing a model for hospital reporting in Canada. The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies found that Canadians spend an estimated $600 million ann …

April 7, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Proposal Writing

The purpose of this internship was to allow the Society for the Advancement of Excellence in Education to train an intern in grant proposal writing. SAEE found that grant proposal writing became increasingly time-consuming as fluctuations in the econom …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Calgary Counselling Centre Discretionary Grant

The Calgary Counselling Centre conducted a conference from October 23-24, 2013 on transforming counselling practice and improving organizational results. The first day of the symposium focused on funders, investors, and those who provide grants to huma …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Alberta NeuroScience Research

The goal of this project was to encourage world-class neuroscience research in Canada in order to attract and retain cutting edge scholars to Canada. The NeuroScience Canada Foundation funded a number of emerging neuroscientists’ research at three Albe …

April 7, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Evaluation of One World Child Development Centre

The purpose of this internship was to assist with initial data gathering and management as part of a larger longitudinal study of the One World Development program at CUPS. The program works with children (ages 3-6) and their families that are at serio …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Outcomes that Matter to Canadians

The purpose of this project was to inform policy by identifying superior prevention and early intervention programs that facilitate return to work. The research looked at normal adults, the chronically ill, and children. The communication plan was dire …

April 7, 2017 | Grants


Development Grant: Human and Ecosystem Health

This internship supported and contributed to the preparation of a new Canadian Public Health Association position paper on human and ecosystem health, as well as the production of associated communications tool box and online education modules, that we …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Pilot- Benchmark Survey of School Planning Councils

The purpose of this project was to conduct preliminary research into the outcomes following the first transitional year of School Planning Council (SPC) implementation in British Columba. SPCs were designed as advisory bodies that included three parent …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Prenatal to Three Program Evaluation Project

This project will measure the outcomes of a pre-natal to three program designed to support vulnerable expectant mothers and families. The program is designed as a demonstration project that uses a comprehensive, collaborative, multi-sectoral approach t …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Forensic Health Online Curriculum

The goal of this project was to address the gap between clinical practitioners, criminal justice staff, and forensic science specialists in the effective handling of individuals who have suffered through traumatic incidents. Mount Royal College develop …

April 7, 2017 | Grants


Charter school graduates perform well in the public school system

The purpose of this internship was to inform debate about charter schools by tracking the achievement of charter school students after their re-entry into the broader public school system. This survey probed the aspects of charter schools that may be l …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


CIFAR Discretionary Grant

CIFAR hosted a symposium on February 6, 2014 called From Cell to Society: A world where children can succeed. Through three panels, CIFAR presented research results from their programs, and celebrated the life and work of Dr. Clyde Hertzman. The confer …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Internship: A Report on Teacher Evaluation and Quality Issues

The purpose of this internship was to assess the importance of good teaching, identifying best practices and pinpointing improved methods of evaluating teacher performance.

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Wellness Institute Services Evaluation Research (WISER)

The goal of this study was to inform debate about the effectiveness of Canadian health policy and prevention programs by assessing the impact of the Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks General Hospital in Winnipeg. The Wellness Institute’s mission is to h …

April 7, 2017 | Grants


Supporting Self-Regulation at Age 3 – All Our Babies Study

Self-regulation is an essential part of child development and predicts success at school and in relationships with others. It is exemplified in activities like waiting or taking your turn or following simple instructions. This project will assess how s …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Learning Together: Interprovincial Cooperation in Education Policy

This project provided foundational research that was used for a report intended to stimulate the policy debate over the role of education in western Canadian municipalities. An intern worked with the Canada West Foundation to uncover the relationship b …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Research Commentaries on Healthcare Policy reform

The goal of this project is to prepare actionable research for policymakers and stakeholders regarding cost-effective delivery of quality healthcare. Six articles will be published, tackling issues such as How to Pay Specialist Physicians, and Patient …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Informed Shared Decision-Making: Continuing Education for Physicians

The goal of this project was to change physician behaviour over the long term in order to facilitate two outcomes: improved patient satisfaction with the clinical encounter, and increased efficiency and effectiveness from the physician’s perspective. 8 …

April 7, 2017 | Grants


School Choice and Accountability Policy and Practice in Canada

This project documented the range of school choice policies and practices across Canada, and collected perspectives on accountability from parent and student perspectives. The project was undertaken collaboratively by Edmonton Public Schools and the Co …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Education and Training to Revitalize Rural Saskatchewan

The purpose of this project was to inform debate and improve economic revitalization policy by producing a comprehensive literature review on the subject. The Southeast Education Foundation was formed by the Southeast Regional College as a resource and …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Education Freedom Index

The purpose of this internship was to inform the debate over school choice by identifying the range of school choices available to parents in different parts of Canada. The intern examined differences in school choice between provinces and compared pro …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Research to Policy to Practice: Preventing Domestic Violence

Building on earlier research, this project aims to communicate findings about preventing domestic violence to Alberta’s policy makers. Other jurisdictions have applied strategies like imposing mandatory school curriculum promoting healthy relationship …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Spreading Inpatient Work Redesign to Improve Quality of Care and Work Environments

This project builds on the success of the Transforming Care at Bedside (TCAB) research which engaged frontline practitioners in improving patient outcomes and work environments by responding to patient and family needs. Researchers at the Ingram School …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Outstanding School Principals

The goal of this project was to increase awareness of the essential contribution a principal’s leadership and management skills can make for student outcomes and school success. The project involved interviewing principals and preparing a publication d …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Health Care Citizen Engagement: Project Partner Planning

This project will plan a larger initiative intended to engage Canadians in a discussion about the future of Canadian Health Care. The larger initiative will broaden the health care conversation by using various social media tools such as Facebook, Twit …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Early Childhood Intervention for At-Risk Children

The purpose of this project was to conduct a literature review on the existing international research and policy papers related to pre-school intervention programs directed at at-risk children. This foundational research became the basis of a later pro …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Regional Workshops to Seek Input into the Brain Canada Research Program

This project is designed to engage people living with mental illness, neurological disorders, and addiction in order to assess possible avenues of research that respond to patient feedback concerning long-term therapies. Brain Canada will engage in a s …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Policy.ca

The goal of this project was to inform policy debates by building a website dedicated to communicating information about a wide range of public policy debates, from a variety of perspectives. The project revised a website designed to disseminate academ …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Caring For the Caregiver: Service for Family Caregivers of Cancer Patients at the End of Life

This project identifies the difficulties faced by family caregivers during the processes of care and bereavement. The Caring for the Caregiver project recognizes that more needs to be done to protect and support in-home caregivers who reportedly suffer …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Knowledge Sharing

The goal of this project was to develop a strategy for disseminating current research in an accessible manner to a readership beyond academia. CUP recognized that cutting edge, community based research that could have a real social impact on a variety …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Domestic Violence Primary Prevention Policy and Legislation Framework

The purpose of this project was to draw attention to the possibility of domestic violence prevention. The Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary aimed to create a comprehensive policy and legislative framework for consideration by the Albe …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Performance Evaluation and Accountability Standards for University Instructors

The purpose of this project was to produce a comprehensive, comparative literature review of Canadian and international research and policy regarding performance evaluation and accountability of professional academics within universities. The study emp …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Health Policy E-brief Series

The purpose of this project is to raise the level of public discourse about the unsustainability of the Canadian medical care system. Major reforms are seen as necessary, but politically difficult to enact due to an under-informed and polarizing public …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


What’s a Degree Worth: Who Pays and Who Benefits at Atlantic Canada’s Universities?

The goal of this project was determine both the financial and social benefits received by the taxpayers of the four Atlantic Canadian provinces resulting from provincial funding of their universities. The author assessed returns on investment in terms …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Teacher Union Reform

The purpose of this project was to inform debate over teacher union reform by examining the American TURN (Teacher Union Reform Network) program. TURN’s mission is to engage union members and leaders in restructuring teachers’ unions so that they focus …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Voluntary Sector Evaluation Research Project

The purpose of this project was to determine the extent to which the voluntary sector has access to evaluation information and resources, and to provide an information base for future improvements. Voluntary organizations have been increasingly expecte …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Student Outcomes: Public Schools vs. Independent Schools

The purpose of this internship was to inform the development of Fraser Institute School Report Cards by assessing the performance of schools with different characteristics. Large and small schools, language-based schools, rural and urban schools, and p …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Waste in Secondary School Funding in BC

The purpose of this internship was to assess the BC Ministry of Education spending in order to inform public debate. The intern conducted foundational research analyzing the way that the BC Ministry of Education allocated funds to school districts and …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Development Grant: Proposal Development for Collaborative Work Among Different Types of Physicians

This internship supported the development of a full proposal. The development included a literature review, the creation of a methodology and work plan, a communication plan, and a budget.

April 6, 2017 | Grants


The 14th Annual International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement

The goal of this project was to inform policy discussion about new findings related to school effectiveness and improvement. It intended to further the work of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI). ICSEI was found …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Research on Patient Engagement in Health Services

This project seeks to establish the best methods for engaging patients in reviewing and improving health services. Leading work in England favours a continuum of patient and client involvement, ranging from complaints to co-designing services. Research …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Tracking Charter School Rejections

The purpose of this internship was to inform debate about the state of access to charter school education in Canada. At the time of the study, Alberta was the only Canadian province that permitted the establishment of Charter Schools – publicly funded …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


All Aboard for Patient Engagement: A Readiness Toolkit for Patients, Providers and Leaders

This $286,000 project will first develop a patient resource kit to enhance the patient engagement experience based on best practices and evidence. It will then pilot and further evaluate the resource kit in at least two emerging front line arenas.

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Center of Excellence and Innovation

The purpose of this project was to create a professional development program that would improve educator capacities and result in improved student performance. The Canadian Canoe Museum teacher education program helps teachers develop leadership qualit …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Support for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Transition from School to Community

Researchers at McGill University have identified a gap in support available to citizens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They suggest that relatively little support exists to help people with ASD transition from high school into adulthood resulting …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Symposium for New Members of Parliament

The purpose of this project was to inform newly elected Members of Parliament about ongoing policy debates at a two-day policy symposium in Ottawa before the first sitting of parliament. The symposium brought together new MPs in a non-partisan environm …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


All Aboard for Patient Engagement: A Resource Kit for Patients, Providers, and Leaders

The pupose of this project was to assist Alberta Health Services Patient Engagement Department in developing evidence based education and supports needed to enhance patient engagement. Researchers were able to supplement emerging research about patient …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Student Assessment in Canada

The purpose of this internship was to inform debate over the value of standardized testing. The project examined the means and the purposes of gathering academic assessment materials. The concluding report favours the use of standardized student assess …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Patients and Professionals Partner to Redesign Inpatient Care Systems

This project built on the Transforming Care at Bedside (TCAB) project and identified two key tasks: to understand care through the eyes of the patient, and to use this to redesign care that is patient centered. Project designers engaged stakeholders at …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Economic Note on Technological and Organizational Innovations in Health Care

This project informed public debate about introducing more innovation and market competition to the field of healthcare. The publication argues that the bureaucracies that operate the medical system have become excessively rigid and are consequently pr …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Improving the Value of Research for Policymakers, Journalists, and the Public

The purpose of this project was to inform public debates by developing an on-line platform to share current social-science research with parents, policymakers, journalists, educators and the broader public in a comprehensible manner. The project was or …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


The Public Knowledge Project Canadian Network on Scholarly Publishing

This project was the first phase in a larger initiative that sought to inform public policy debates by developing a digital infrastructure aimed as disseminating scholarly research to a broad public audience. The PKP developed a Distributed-Database Mo …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Engaging Patients and Families to Develop Safety Indicators for Rehabilitation

This project engaged patients and families alongside staff and rehabilitation centre leaders to develop a set of patient safety indicators specific to the process of rehabilitation. Existing safety measures typically focused on acute care. This project …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Citizens, Media and Constitutional Rights

The goal of this project was to assess the impact that reporting has on public opinion and citizens’ knowledge of their basic rights and the legal process. Project investigators recognized that misinformation, and incomplete, over-dramatized media repo …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Successful Societies

This project builds on the earlier successes of CIFAR’s Successful Societies program. Earlier research examines the social roots of health inequalities and argues that they are based not only on economic circumstances, but also on the structure of soci …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


City Hall School Week

Campus Calgary allows students from K-12 to participate in a week-long learning field trip at one of a number of sites, including the Calgary Zoo, the Glenbow Museum, the Science Center, and Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. The project added City Hall School …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Addressing Essential Skills Gaps in an Occupational Health and Safety Training Program

Many employed adults in Canada do not have strong essential skills like literacy, numeracy and document usage skills. These adults are more likely to be involved in workplace accidents than their counterparts with higher levels of essential skills. Thi …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


The Registered Disability Savings Plan: Maximizing the Ripples

The RDSP is a registered savings fund for people with disabilities to which family members can contribute to ensure a decent quality of life as disabled family members age. More than that, however, it allows low-income people with disabilities to take …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Long Term Impacts of Supporting Students Leaving High School to Apply to Post-Secondary Education

This project will extend the evaluation for the Life after High School Program. The program was designed to help grade twelve students in BC apply for post-secondary education by removing non-financial barriers. Over three sessions, students learned ab …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Education Policies in Canada

The purpose of this project was to inform public debate over education policy in Canada. To this end, the Fraser Institute undertook a series of research projects related to education performance and school choice in Canada. This research resulted in a …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Sizing the Reserve Supply of Clinical Staff Time and Evaluating Idle Capacity in Hospitals

The purpose of this project was to inform public debate leading to the creation of a private medical sector that would supplement the current universal healthcare system. The findings argue in favour of a dual system of medical delivery which would opt …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Developing a National Strategy for Skills and Post-Secondary Education

The Conference Board of Canada created the Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education (SPSE) to increase Canada’s capacity to produce and maintain a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. This project is designed to respond to two major challenges fa …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Education in Medical School Programs

The goal of this project was to improve Canadian medical school education by establishing and effectively integrating complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into Canadian undergraduate medical education (UME). The medical education community reco …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Emerging Literacy in Mathematics

This project will result in the development, design and dissemination of mathematics software called Emerging Literacy in Mathematics (ELM). ELM, designed for early elementary learning, will focus on teaching number sense, knowledge of mathematical pat …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Educational Center for Excellence

The purpose of this project was to help create more effective classroom policies that are designed around individual student needs and learning capabilities. inlets used digital technology to produce and disseminate innovative educational materials to …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Population Health: Moving from Evidence to Effective Public Policy

The field of population health includes examination of the distribution of health outcomes within a population, the social and economic determinants of those distributions, and the range of policies and interventions that bridge the two. The field is n …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


National Child Health and Environment Policy Consultation

The goal of this project was to facilitate policy debate by bringing together a broad range of stakeholders, including scientists, academics, government representatives, industry representatives, health professionals and others to work towards a consen …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Imagine Canada Discretionary Grant

This grant supported the creation of an outreach tool to educate Canadian charities on the regulation of advocacy on issues related to their charitable objects.

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Schools that Make a Difference: A Canadian Secondary Schools Study

The goal of this project was to assess what specific attributes were common to schools that were shown to be particularly effective in serving low socioeconomic status (SES) neighbourhoods. School report cards produced by the Fraser Institute indicate …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Economic Note on Regulation of Private Health Insurance in Quebec – Part Two

The goal of this project was to inform debate about introducing a parallel health insurance and health care system in Canada. The Montreal Economic Institute prepared a report in the wake of the Chaoulli case Supreme Court decision, which granted Canad …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Environmental Conservation Tax and Estate Planning Program

The objective of this project was to inform landholders about existing policy directed at land conservation. The Southern Alberta Land Trust Society (SALTS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the ecological, scenic, productive and cul …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Momentum Discretionary Grant

Asset Building Learning Exchange aims to empower Canadians by educating low-income people about strategies and programs for financial education.

April 4, 2017 | Grants


The Alberta Arthroplasty Study

This project set out to demonstrate that policy reforms could significantly reduce wait times and better serve patient needs. The Alberta Bone and Joint institute is a non-profit organization focused on developing a sustainable system of patient-center …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Democracy Talks

Samara works with community partners in the Democracy Talks project to conduct a national public outreach initiative designed to improve political participation among youth and newcomers in Canada. The second phase of this project will expand the exist …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Evaluating Virtual Schooling

The purpose of this project was to inform policy makers about virtual learning programs in Canada. The project established a set of indicators by which outcomes of virtual learning can be compared with those of traditional learning in the same jurisdic …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


McGill Center for Integrated Whole Person Care

The purpose of this project was to shift medical education standards by further developing and expanding the reach of the Whole Person Care model utilized in McGill’s palliative care center. The project sought to extend the Whole Person Care model to t …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Max Bell Foundation 40th Anniversary Essay and Lecture in Post-Secondary Education Policy

This project will result in the publication of an essay on the subject of changing trends occurring in the world of higher education. The impact of new information and communication technology, the easy availability of information, new pedagogical meth …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Bio-inspired Solar Energy

This project will explore biological systems that collect solar energy to improve existing solar collection technology. A better understanding the ways that organisms convert light into energy will allow scientists to emulate these processes, which wil …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


McGill Skills Center – Clinical and Communications Skills Program

This goal of this project was to develop a new surgical and clinical skills teaching center as a vital part of the McGill medical training school. Educators recognized the value of a training center in primary care as patient demands became more comple …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Schools Where all Children Learn to Read

Canadian schools have typically taught literacy using a “wait to fail” approach. Only students with failing literacy skills are targeted for intervention around age 8, when the problem is first detected. This project will implement a Response to Interv …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Fragmentation and Conversion of Agricultural Land: Analysis of Values to Inform Agricultural Land Use Policy

This project will examine public attitudes and values related to agricultural land loss in Alberta. Currently, Alberta does not have provincial public policy that addresses the loss or fragmentation of agricultural land due to development and urban exp …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


A Dynamic Assessment of Early Intervention Models in Children with Developmental Delays

Families of children with developmental delays are concerned with how to access support at an early age. This project sought to develop standardized methods for testing for developmental delays, and to design optimal individual treatment processes. The …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


In Water we Trust? Evaluating water trusts for use in Alberta

Environmental Law Centre assessed the appropriateness of water trusts as a policy mechanism to protect Alberta’s water resources. A water trust can protect the flow of a river by purchasing the right to leave a certain amount of water instream. The Env …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Advocacy, Political Activities, and Canadian Charities

This project aims to enlighten non-profit and charitable sector groups about the degree to which they can engage in political advocacy. Following the implementation of Bill C-38 in the 2012 federal budget, the sector experienced a “chill” due to insecu …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Economic Note on Private Alternatives to Health Care Funding

The purpose of this project was to provide readers and policymakers with a comprehensive explanation of different types of medical insurances systems, such as complementary, supplementary and parallel systems. The researcher examined the possibility of …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Issue Brief on Social and Emotional Learning in Canada

This project will result in a brief overview on the state of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) research in Canada. SEL is an approach that provides students with the skills to manage their emotions, relationships, and decision-making ethically and co …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Invest in the West

Canada West Foundation will establish three new public policy research centres focusing on issues affecting western Canada’s long-term prosperity: natural resource development; human capital; and trade and investment. In order to have greater value for …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Whole School Mental Health Promotion Pilot

The purpose of this project was to demonstrate the value of fostering emotional literacy among student populations. It was based on the World Health Organization’s whole school approach to school change. The approach suggests that measures which foster …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Enhancing the Development of Resilience in Early Adolescents – Phase 1

This project will undertake the initial planning phase of a larger study of student resiliency education in Canadian schools. Resiliency has been identified as the skills necessary to navigate psycological, social, cultural and physical resources to su …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Development Grant: Public Engagement before Alberta’s Environmental Regulatory Tribunals

This internship assessed the impacts of Environmental Law Centre’s (ELC) earlier work related to public engagement in environmental decision making. The assessment enhanced the capacity of Environmental Law Centre to continue to contribute to debates a …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Canadian Green Fiscal Commission

The Green Fiscal Report Commission will prepare a series of reports over three years on Ecological Fiscal Reform (EFR). EFR is an approach to taxation that reduces tax on labour and income and shifts it toward pollution and resource waste. The reports …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Exploring the Chemical Management of Canadian Systems Youth

This project set out to determine the prevalence and impact of psychotropic drugs as a means of managing children and youth living under government care. It began by engaging 27 systems youth between the ages of 18 and 28 in interview sessions, and ass …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Improve Math Achievement Among Students in Aboriginal Communities

This project is introducing JUMP Math training into 6 of BC’s remote Aboriginal communities. The JUMP math curriculum identifies the student’s frame of mind as an important factor in educational success and suggests that students are most engaged when …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Bright Lights: Promising Practices for Improving Urban Energy Systems

This project sets out to establish the methods used in cities, where the bulk of energy consumption occurs, to reduce energy demands in western Canada. Its goal is to observe an increase in energy strategy implementation focusing on demand-side energy …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Scaling Up Social and Emotional Learning Programs in Atlantic Canada

This project will scale an in-school social and emotional learning program across all four Atlantic provinces. Canadian children and youth experience significant challenges related to their social and emotional well-being. Evidence-based and research-t …

March 6, 2017 | Grants


Risk Factor Survey Development

The purpose of this project was to improve Evenstart for Children’s intake policy by conducting a literature review on how to detect developmental risk faced by children. This review was used by the researcher to develop the risk survey used by the Eve …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Internship – Choice in Publicly-Funded Education in Edmonton and Calgary

This project considered why academic outcomes for schools with similar demographics in Edmonton had better outcomes than their Calgary counterparts. Data was analyzed to assess whether there is truth to the perception that school choice is only exercis …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


On-Reserve Education after Bill C-33

Across Canada, on-reserve schools face a range of challenges. This project will produce a research paper and consultation process to examine what can be practically done in the wake of the abandonment of Bill C-33 to improve Aboriginal on-reserve educa …

March 6, 2017 | Grants


Evaluation of Building Community Capacity and Addressing Policy Issues

The purpose of this project was to evaluate the “Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped” (AISH) public policy roundtable, facilitated by the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC). DDRC worked with a cross-sectoral group of agencies int …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Project Planning for Training on Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse

This project will lay the groundwork for the development of a series of training modules, using clips from the documentary film Swift Current, to improve the understandings – among front line workers, policy decision makers, key stakeholders, and the e …

March 6, 2017 | Grants


Internship – Advance Environmental Education and Citizenship in Alberta Schools

Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE) worked jointly with Alberta Education to employ an intern to produce an Environmental Education Framework (EEF). The EEF outlines a curriculum to teach Alberta students about environmental processes, a …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Cost Recovery for Uninsured Services

The purpose of this project was to respond to the current shortage of General Practitioners (GPs) by suggesting an approach that would increase GP compensation. It focused on the potential impact of merging the income streams from uninsured services pr …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Democracy Bootcamp

Democracy Bootcamp is a professional learning conference for elementary and secondary school teachers designed to improve their capacity to deliver democratic engagement exercises and strengthen their commitment to civic education. In September of 2015 …

March 6, 2017 | Grants


BC Early Childhood Development Evaluation Project: Phase II

This project built on an earlier United Way project to evaluate early childhood development (ECD) projects in British Columbia. The purpose of the project is to create integrated evaluation and reporting systems for programs supporting early childhood …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Advancing CAM Research in Alberta

The goal of this project was to support the development of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Education and Research Network of Alberta (CAMera). In 1999, 70% of Canadians reported using some form of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Welcome to Kindergarten (WTK) Program National Evaluation (Phase 2)

The Welcome To Kindergarten (WTK) program offers pre-kindergarten household learning materials to help parents prepare young children for entry into school. Preparation materials help parents teach children communication and learning skills, like home- …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Issues in Health Care Reform 2003 and Beyond

The goal of this project was to assess what the most pressing health policy issues were in 2003. It produced a comprehensive analysis of the ten most frequently mentioned health care reform issues in Canadian newspapers in the year 2003. The newspaper …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Enhancing the Social and Emotional Health and Well-Being of Canadian Children and Youth Through Monitoring and Community Engagement

The Middle Years Development Instrument is a population-level measurement tool that can be used to assess, understand, and inform decisions about children’s development for the middle years age group. It is a self-report survey completed by children in …

March 6, 2017 | Grants


Disability Savings Plan: Research and Strategic Planning

The goal of this project was to develop a workable social policy framework that would create a new partnership between families, people with disabilities, government and the private sector. PLAN worked to implement a National Disability Investment Fund …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Alberta Roundtable on the Economy and Environment

This funding supported the Alberta Roundtable on the Economy and Environment, which aimed to gather together practitioners and strategic thinkers from inside and outside the province for a frank discussion on environment and energy public policy opport …

March 6, 2017 | Grants


Development Grant: Youth Resilience and External Trends

This grant provided the Learning Partnership with the resources to conduct foundational work on two policy issues: building youth resiliency in schools, and external trends impacting public education, such as technology, labour markets, diversity/demog …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Canada’s Entrepreneurs on the Emerging Clean Energy Economy

Leading global economies are shifting from fossil fuel consumption to using alternative energy solutions. The goal of this project is to empower Canada’s entrepreneurs to articulate the necessary conditions for Canada to “catch-up” and succeed in the t …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Fostering Aboriginal Environmental Stewardship in Natural Resource Development

This project will result in three research reports that will provide information about the ways in which Aboriginal communities can be in engaged in resource development projects, while also ensuring best practices in environmental management and overs …

March 6, 2017 | Grants


Dissemination of the Creativity and Prevention of Mental Health Problems in Multiethnic Schools

This project aims to instruct and support teaching staff in public schools that serve recent immigrant and refugee communities. Refugees are often exposed to violence and turbulence before arriving in Canada, and often live in poverty when they first a …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Improving the Health and Health Care Services in Aboriginal Communities

The goal of this project was to encourage local knowledge as a foundation for official aboriginal health policy. Researchers sought to identify health needs in aboriginal communities concerning breastfeeding, access to health care, assessment of the fo …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Enhancing Population-level Information about Early Childhood Development within an Indigenous Context

This project will engage the five tribes of the Yellowhead Tribal Council in analysis of the Early Development Instrument as it is being used by the Government of Alberta to map early childhood development across the province. The analysis is expected …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Taking Stock: Improving ENGO Participation in Alberta’s Environmental Policy Development

This 18-month project will bring together 30 leaders and senior managers from environmental nonprofit organizations, industry, government and other sectors to use an innovative combination of systems mapping and scenario building to: examine how enviro …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Americans’ Experience of Health Care Systems: An Exploratory Study

The purpose of this project was to inform health policy debates by determining how American émigrés to Canada view the Canadian health care system. The study was delimited to include only Americans who had experienced both the Canadian and the American …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Natural Resources, Human Capital, and Trade and Investment

This funding will support program activities in the Natural Resources, Human Capital, and Trade and Investment research centres launched in 2013. The Canada West Foundation undertakes high quality research and educates educating Canadians about innovat …

March 6, 2017 | Grants


Picture a Province 2.0

The purpose of this project was to reprise the 2006 Picture a Province conference event which brought together philanthropic organizations and environmental NGOs in order to inform participants, facilitate network building, and develop a more unified p …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Ecofiscal Commission on Alberta’s climate policy

This funding supported a panel discussion about the future of Alberta’s climate policy and what it means for industry and consumers. In the lead up to the major global climate negotiations in Paris, provinces across Canada are aspiring to bold action—A …

March 6, 2017 | Grants


Hospital Outcome Assessment in Canada

The purpose of this project was to inform debate by providing Canadians with detailed information on the performance of the health care sector across the country. The researchers argued that while Canadians spend on average $600 million of tax-payer mo …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Greening the Built Environment

Carbon Talks engaged five key Canadian municipalities in its efforts to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including; Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. Recognizing that federal governments have not delivered the necessary decisive a …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Welcome to Kindergarten (TM) – Evaluation Planning

The goal of this project was to design an evaluation plan to assess the success of the Welcome to Kindergarten (TM) program, which helps provide parents and caregivers with the necessary materials and information to prepare at-risk youth for kindergart …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Interprovincial Municipal Conservation Research Collaborative

While Alberta municipalities’ land use decisions have significant ecological implications, municipalities often struggle to obtain conservation policy support that is both useful and affordable. The goal of this project is to pilot test a crowd-sourced …

March 6, 2017 | Grants


Overcoming the Challenges of Improving Canadian Children’s Literacy Skills

The goal of this project was to address the issue of literacy acquisition by providing educators with new ideas and software resources to aid in teaching literacy and numeracy. Literacy is not only the ability to read and write, but also includes the a …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Development Grant: Documenting the Difference – Building Database of BC’s Family Resource Programs

This project will result in a database of family resource programs in BC. This comprehensive collection of data will provide a resource for public policy decisions in BC.

March 6, 2017 | Grants


Project NeuroArm

The goal of this project was to improve Canadian surgical practices by developing a new microsurgical robot that could perform neural surgery with improved precision and spatial resolution. The resulting product – the neuroArm – represents substantial …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


A Water Quality Assessment Framework for a Safe Food System

In order to ensure that microbial contamination does not undermine the health of Canada’s food supply, policies must be implemented to actively prevent contamination in the field and to meet market expectations in terms of food safety. The purpose of t …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


CUPS One World Child Development Centre: Effects At Age 15 Following A Two-Generation Preschool Program

This funding will support a 31-month project which will extend (to age 15) a longitudinal evaluation of the outcomes of a standardized program for vulnerable children and families that has been underway since the cohort was between the ages of 3-6. The …

March 6, 2017 | Grants


Public Interest Standing at Environmental Boards and Tribunals

This is a research, law reform, and education project on public participation in environmental decision making. It aims to advance public interest standing at administrative boards and tribunals that consider the environment in determining public inter …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


How Good is Canadian Health Care?

The purpose of this project was to update the existing publication “How Good is Canadian Health Care.” The article was revised to focus the debate on successful European and Asian health care systems. The researcher undertook a comparison of OECD count …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Alberta Wellness Foundation Campaign

The Heart ad Stroke Foundation will engage in preliminary recruitment in order to create popular support for the establishment of an Alberta Wellness Foundation. The proposed Alberta Wellness Foundation would support community initiatives to increase a …

March 6, 2017 | Grants


Better Beginnings Better Futures: Long-Term Impacts of Community-based Programs for Adolescents

The purpose of this project was to inform policy debates by documenting the achievement levels of students at the grade 12 level who participated in the Better Beginnings, Better Futures program between the ages of 4 and 8. Evaluation of participant st …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Securing Water for People and the Environment

This project aimed to inform the public consultation phase of planning a water-use framework for Alberta. It pursued three discrete issues in order to increase meaningful discussion concerning a new water policy framework including: protected water are …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Multi-Project

The grant supported research assistance to C.D. Howe Institute’s “Education Papers” project. The papers included, “Reframing Education: How to create effective schools” by Helen Raptis and Thomas Fleming, and “Student Achievement in Ontario,” by David …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Philanthropic Foundations Canada Regulation and Political Activities

This grant supported a one day educational seminar entitled ‘Regulation and “Political Activities” by Canadian Charities’ hosted by Philanthropic Foundations Canada. This session was attended by representatives from foundations and charities across Can …

March 6, 2017 | Grants


RESOLVE – An evaluation of the Manitoba Front End Project

In 1990 the Winnipeg Provincial Court launched the Winnipeg Family Violence Court (FVC), which was the first court in Canada to develop a specialized response to family violence cases. This court hears all cases involving individuals who are in a trust …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Spring 2003 Tour of Johan Hjertqvist to Alberta and Saskatchewan

The purpose of this project was to inform policy debates shortly before provincial elections in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Johan Hjertqvist traveled to those provinces in order to facilitate a transnational discussion about medical care reform. Hjertqvi …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Integrating Bio-indicators of stream water quality into regional planning

The goal of this project is to demonstrate how the IBGN standard (which is a protocol using bioindicators of ecosystem health) is applicable to the management of waterstream quality. Researchers from McGill University are using IBGN in the Gault Nature …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations Discretionary Grant

This funding supported the creation of a video and webinar introducing the relation of charities and public policy with the faculty of Max Bell Foundation’s Public Policy Training Institute.

March 6, 2017 | Grants


Canadian Initiative on Frailty and Aging

The goal of this project was to address the economic and social costs of a quickly aging and increasingly frail population by promoting wellness and improving the quality of health care and life for older Canadians. This research sought to improve unde …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


The Outcomes of Community Service Learning

UBC’s Learning Exchange allows individual students to do community learning placements either over the span of a semester or in short-duration projects in various community settings. This service learning provides a volunteer force to contribute to the …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


The Green Economy: Competitiveness and the Environment

It is commonly held that environmental progress comes at an economic cost. The purpose of this project is to demonstrate that is not necessarily the case, and to develop a Sustainable Prosperity Framework for Canada which will accelerate progress on sp …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Negotiating Donor Agreements with Universities: A Toolkit for Canadian Foundations

Education is the single largest area of funding interest for Canadian foundations, and many funders provide their education grants to universities. The 55-page toolkit is intended to support foundation boards and staff who are considering or in the pro …

March 6, 2017 | Grants


Straight Talk about Health Care Reform

The goal of this project was to inform French and English speaking audiences about Canadian health reform proposals. The project discussed topics such as health care reforms in Stockholm, the legal context of health care reform in Quebec, the financial …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


University Teaching: Meeting Challenges and Demands

The goal of this project was to enhance the quality of teaching in Canadian universities. The project set out to develop the pedagogical competency of new faculty, to determine the effectiveness of pedagogical programs, to develop resources and policie …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Water Pricing: Seizing a Public Policy Dilemma by the Horns

This project informed water policy by comparing how jurisdictions outside of Canada have balanced water pricing against social equity and resource management. The Canadian debate over water pricing is contentious. On one hand, some consider access to w …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Imagine Canada Board Engagement Toolkit

Imagine Canada intends to inform charitable engagement in policy advocacy work by educating boards of directors and trustees about the regulatory framework and successful strategies. This project will target boards by developing an Executive Director T …

March 6, 2017 | Grants


School Grades: Identifying Alberta’s and British Columbia’s Best Public Schools

The goal of this project was to better understand elementary and middle school academic achievement by carefully interpreting standardized test results. By adjusting standardized test analyses on the basis of socio-economic considerations and comparing …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


‘Economy, Environment and Equity’ – CEGN 2009 Conference

This grant supported the May 2009 conference of the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network held in Banff, Alberta. The conference featured leading thinkers on keys issues surrounding the environment, equity and economy. CEGN sought to showcase inn …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Leadership for a Stronger Canada

The aim of this project is to support the development and capacity of the charitable and non-profit sector by increasing effectiveness and transparency in public policy work and creating a new narrative of sector engagement. Imagine Canada is creating …

March 6, 2017 | Grants


Follow-up Research – 2005 National Survey of Parents and Teachers

The purpose of this project was to inform debate about teacher pay by examining and reporting on data collected in an earlier survey called Parent and Teacher Views on Education: A Policymaker’s Guide. The initial research project measured opinions fro …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Energy and Environment Series

The purpose of this project was to improve policy at the energy and environment interface by communicating high quality and policy relevant research to decision-makers, policymakers and stakeholders. The research outputs of this project covered topics …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Moving From Debate to Action

This project sought to bring together government officials, health care providers, health service provision experts and other concerned stakeholders in order to discuss the future of Canadian health care. The project operated on a very short timeline, …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education

The purpose of this project was to broadly share innovation in school models by creating a website that provides information about innovative and successful K-12 school models from Canada and the rest of the world. Evidence suggests that with more info …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Inventory of Private Care

The purpose of this project was to inform debate over health care delivery. The researcher compiled a list of private health care providers in Canada and analyzed the literature on the performance of for-profit, not-for-profit and public hospitals in C …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Baseline Survey of Teacher Education Programs in Canada

The purpose of this project was to document the range of teacher education programs in Canada, examining variations between provinces and institutions. Teacher education qualification is determined by provinces, and granted by 89 degree granting progra …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Alternative Approaches to Health Care Financing

The purpose of this project was to provide policy makers, academics, researchers and media with a clear analysis of the kinds of health care approaches, outside the current system, that could work in the Canadian context. The research undertaken during …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Technology Assisted Research Assessment Research Phase 2

The second phase of the Technology Assisted Research Assessment (TASA) project pursued six avenues of inquiry. This project undertook an independent evaluation of an on-line assessment pilot, synthesized research on computer scored essays, reviewed the …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Improved Access to Addictions Counselling

Fresh Start Recovery Center recognized the need for an evening addictions counselor. This project allowed them to hire an evening supervisor from 4:00pm-12:00pm with the necessary counseling credentials to help support program participants in the eveni …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Health Promotion and Policy Review and Analysis

The goal of this project was to assess the state of existing and proposed preventative health care measures in Alberta, and to develop new policy recommendations for the Calgary Health Region and Alberta overall. The project involved an analysis of hea …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Expert Review of the Government of Alberta’s Draft Land-Use Framework

The goal of this project was to inform the development of the Alberta Land Use Framework by providing policy makers with key recommendations from various stakeholders and facilitating informed debate. The Land Use Framework was announced by the Alberta …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Feasibility Study: Stockholm Reforms

The goal of this project was to assess the extent to which Sweden’s health reforms could inform Canadian health policy reforms. This initial research sought to test the feasibility of a larger policy research project that would examine what impact the …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Evaluation of Success By 6 Partnership in BC

The evaluation of the Success By 6 partnership in British Columbia was intended to assess and improve capacity to develop locally-supported early childhood development services in BC communities, and to improve the impacts of the SB6-BC program on BC f …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


2008 Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy

The goal of this project was to foster the development and timely implementation of science-based public policy to guide the management of fresh water resources. This project brought together policy-makers and water policy specialists at the 6th Intern …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Recognizing Foreign Accreditation in Health Care

The purpose of this project was to improve the integration of medical professionals with foreign credentials into the Canadian system. The researcher identified the systemic barriers faced by foreign-credentialed doctors, as well as practical alternati …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Swedish Healthcare Reform Newsletters 2002

The purpose of this project was to inform Canadian policy makers about changes to the publicly run health care system occurring in Sweden. The Swedish health care system allowed incremental privatization of some services beginning in the early 1990s, a …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Update CEGN Grants Database

The purpose of this project was to inform environmental grant making in Canada by updating the existing database of the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network. The CEGN Database is a resource for organizations seeking funding for environmental res …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Implementation of Policy for Children with Disabilities

This internship allowed a student intern to conduct a literature review of the existing acts, legislation, and policy regulations relating to children with disabilities. It resulted in the development of an inventory of non-profit sector and government …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Getting it Right: Balancing Climate Change and Energy Policies in Western Canada

The goal of this project was to develop a regional approach to both energy and climate change, as the two policy areas are closely linked. Canada West Foundation suggested that an effectively integrated energy and climate policy strategy at a regional …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


London Museum School

The purpose of this project was to develop an education program targeting elementary aged children for a week-long, interdisciplinary local learning program in London, Ontario. The pilot program was based on the Campus Calgary Open Minds program. The i …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


End of Life Policy in Canada

The purpose of this project was to examine the state of Canadian policy concerning end-of-life care. Canadian law clearly states that competent adults have the right to refuse treatment, or to withdraw from potentially life-sustaining treatment, but la …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Building a strategy for a more Literate Alberta

The purpose of this project was to convene stakeholders interested in promoting literacy in order to collectively articulate policy recommendations for literacy education in Alberta. The literacy stakeholders – learners, leaders and professionals in th …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


2006 Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy

The goal of this project was to bring together decision makers and scientists from around the world to discuss means of effectively managing the world’s water supply. The Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy facilitates the development and exc …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Natural Capital Incentives

This project sought to show that the conflict between economic growth and environmental protection is artificial and unproductive. Canada West Foundation wanted to enliven a more productive policy debate by getting past this simplistic view, particular …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


CAM Development Initiative

The purpose of this project was to help the Research Center for Alternative Medicine (RCAM) develop a comprehensive business model. RCAM (later the Canadian Institute of Natural and Integrative Medicine, CINIM) conducts research to assess the effective …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Setting Strategies for Research, Partnerships and Knowledge Transfer

The purpose of this project was to identify gaps and needs in the existing healthcare system related to seniors’ mental health. It is expected that by 2026 there will be 36% more seniors (adults 65+) than children below the age of 15. The demands of an …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Nature of Cities Regional Greenspace Workshop

The goal of this project was to promote policy and program changes and increase local partnerships to better protect and restore natural urban green space. Project organizers undertook a series of professional workshops in four cities in Alberta, inclu …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Complementary and Alternative Medicine Development Initiative

The purpose of this project was to gauge the views of policy makers on integrating complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into mainstream health care. The Canadian Institute of Natural and Integrative Medicine (CINIM) noted that nearly half of Ca …

April 6, 2017 | Grants


Internship: Multi-Project/Natural Capital Project

The purpose of this project was to support Canada West Foundation’s research on Land Use in Alberta. The background research and scanning was used in subsequent publications which articulated the need for a better land use policy framework and more con …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


Key Issues in Canadian Water Policy

The goal of this project was to produce a substantive body of literature on the state of Canadian water use and policy in order to inform and guide policy makers in creating effective, long term water management strategies. Canada West Foundation recog …

April 5, 2017 | Grants


A Survey of School Planning Councils in British Columbia

The purpose of this project was to assess the success of the then newly mandated School Planning Councils (SPCs) in British Columbia. SPCs were implemented during the 2002-2003 academic school year as advisory bodies whose purpose was to develop, monit …

April 4, 2017 | Grants


Canadian-Swedish Health Care Newsletter

The purpose of this project was to inform Canadian policy by facilitating dialogue and mutual learning between the Canadian and Swedish medical care systems. Johan Hjertqvist, a Swedish health policy analyst, published a series of policy newsletters di …

April 6, 2017 | Grants