Our Work

The credibility of our research is Northern Policy Institute's greatest asset.

The research we publish provides evidence based and independent recommendations that draw on best practises from across Canada and around the world. We contract leading sector experts to undertake research and author the highest quality reports for decision makers.

Northern Policy Institute shares the findings of every research report or commentary with policy makers and influencers from all sides of the political spectrum. This approach means that we are trusted to provide unbiased policy recommendations and inspire fresh thinking on the issues that really matter to Northern Ontarians.

Our research is focused on six main themes:

Within these areas we strive to: enhance measurement, support sustainable community capacity, and encourage greater self-sufficiency.


At Northern Policy Institute, we attract leading experts to write for us. Some of our recent research projects include:

  • Ring of Fire Authority Model by Nick Mulder, former Deputy Minister of Transport Canada.
  • Picking up the pieces on First Nations education co-written by Dr. Paul W. Bennett and Jonathan Anuik.


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