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Employment-Focused Roundtables: Summary Report

Download the Full Report In October 2012, the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario published its final report, Brighter Prospects: Transforming Social Assistance in Ontario. Between January and May 2013, the Ministry of Community and Social Services held six roundtable meetings in Toronto with a group of some 30 stakeholders and clients […]

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Healing Through Collaboration

This study looks at the Government of Nunavut’s Poverty Reduction process, a remarkable, year-long process that engaged some 800 of Nunavut’s 33,000 people, across the territory. The process resulted in recommendations in eight key areas, including the creation of a new kind of collaborative organization to lead community engagement on poverty reduction. Download the Full […]

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Rescuing Policy: The Case for Public Engagement

This book argues that public engagement is the right response to the rise of the consumer model of politics and the crisis that it has created in public policy. The book is an authoritative and accessible guide to collaborative policy-making and the engagement processes that support it. With original case studies, this book will be […]

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Building a Strategic Design Capacity for Co-Design

This paper serves as the final report on the Australian Government’s Co-Design Community Engagement Prototype, a project that involved the federal government, the State of Victoria, 9 communities in Victoria, community service providers and residents, in 9 separate dialogue processes aimed at aligning services. Download the Full Report

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The Canadian Sport Policy Renewal Process

This roundtable series, which was part of the Canadian Sport Policy Renewal Process, brought together federal, provincial and municipal officials as well as sport and community leaders to determine whether a policy framework could be created that includes community-building but leaves the core business of sport unchanged. Download the Full Report

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Co-Design: Toward A New Service Vision For Australia?

The article, co-written by Don Lenihan and the former CEO of Medicare Australia, Lynelle Briggs, begins by examining the evolution of service delivery in Canada and Australia. It goes on to consider and compare the Forum’s work on public engagement and Medicare Australia’s work on co-design and how these may be leading to a new […]

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Rethinking the Public Policy Process

Download the Full Report Working with 9 provincial and territorial governments through the Public Engagement Project, the Forum developed a Framework Paper that explains what public engagement processes are, why we need them, how they work, and some of the special issues, challenges and opportunities they pose for governments.

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