Latest Policy Bytes

Success of LIPs and RIFs: How do we measure it?

April 14, 2020 - Northern Ontario communities are increasingly turning to international immigrants to fill labour gaps. However, in order to attract, integrate, and retain people, a lot of work must be done - especially at the community-level.

Covergalls

March 4, 2020 - It is hard to do a good job when you don’t have the right equipment. For those who work in trades jobs, having the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is the number one priority. As more women enter the labour force in the trades sector, finding proper fitting PPE was a difficult task, and is now easy thanks to Covergalls.

The Case for Immigration Post-COVID-19

March 31, 2020 - The impacts from COVID-19 are and will continue to be felt in Northern Ontario. In the months ahead, policy makers, municipal leaders, and community-members will be asking questions about just how badly this pandemic will affect communities and, perhaps more importantly, how to move forward. But, in deciding how to strategize for the future, one thing should be certain: immigrants must be included in our strategy.

Wikwemikong Tourism

February 5, 2020 - Every place has a story that is waiting to be discovered by those who visit. It is in the telling of those stories that Wikwemikong Tourism allows visitors to truly experience the area as well as the local culture, and who better to tell the story than those who call the area their home?

Building a Better Future for Northern Ontario

January 21, 2020 - For the last fifty years, the economic performance of Northern Ontario has been weaker than the performances of northern regions in other provinces and the global north.