There are many ways to get involved with Northern Policy Institute or to influence policy issues that affect you and your community. Explore the links below to discover how to get involved:
Write for Us
We are seeking authors and project researchers to help us explore all areas of our research priorities. Why not propose to write a research paper for Northern Policy Institute or submit existing work?
Northern Policy Institute is committed to publishing independent, evidence based and peer reviewed research and analysis. Much of that work will be done by contract authors and outside experts. If you are willing to consider being an author, reader or project researcher on contract, or if you know of experts in all policy areas that we can or should call on, please let us know.
Profile Your Work or Submit Existing Research
If you have published, are about to publish, have read, or even just recall reading a paper or report that impacts one of our priority areas of research and is relevant to Northern Ontario, let us know. We are happy to profile the work of others.
Propose a Paper
There are currently no requests for proposals. This section will update regularly, so check back often.
Northern Policy Institute staff, members, volunteers, and guest authors are invited to produce blogs and op-eds to be published on the Northern Policy Institute website and, in some cases, in daily, weekly, and monthly publications across Northern Ontario.
NPI constantly collects names, resumes and contact information for individuals to serve on our many internal volunteer groups or as paid contractors as authors, readers, or researchers. Individuals are invited to self-nominate or to nominate others for any and all of these positions. All applicants and all positions are reviewed regularly to ensure the maximum breadth and diversity of views within Northern Policy Institute.
We need individuals who are willing to devote their time and expertise to directing the research priorities of our organization. If you identify as someone who is passionate about Northern Ontario and our key areas of focus, we would like to hear from you.
Keep in touch with Northern Policy Institute with the online tools and social media you use every day.
Northern Policy Institute regularly hosts events throughout Northern Ontario. Being involved in the region allows us to meet directly with the people of Northern Ontario, discuss important issues relating to the region, and discover ways to move the region forward.
In an effort to keep our stakeholders informed and to avoid wasteful duplication of effort, Northern Policy Institute is pleased to receive input from every possible source about policy work relevant to Northern Ontario.
Northern Data Bank
We are working with various partners to construct both a Northern Data Bank and a bank of known Northern data sources. We need your help. If you know of a regularly collected data set that measures work, life or play in the north (or any portion of the north), please let us know.
Knowledge North: Online Library of Northern Research Studies
Northern Policy Institute is committed to doing research if necessary, but not necessarily research. There are literally hundreds (likely thousands) of studies into northern growth and how to accelerate it, sustain it and manage it.
Stakeholder organizations like Common Voice Northwest and the Ministry of Northern Development & Mines are working with us to facilitate our goal of placing as much of this research as possible in a single, searchable, location online. We need your help. If you know of a study, or ten, please let us know. If you publish a new one, let us know that too.