Private sector

The Foundations of a Competitive Canada: The Need for Strategic Infrastructure Investment (2013)

In this report, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce points to the need for permanent infrastructure funding, similar to ongoing investment in healthcare, education, recreation, and public safety.

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2014-01-30

Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good – Final Report (2010)

The Canadian Task Force on Social Finance was established in 2010 to identify opportunities to mobilize private capital for public good, within either non-profit or for-profit enterprises. The term “social finance” refers to an approach to managing money that delivers both a social or environmental dividend as well as an economic return.

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2013-02-08

Advancing Social Finance in Canada: Moving Towards Social Impact Bonds (2012)

This presentation explores the opportunities and challenges the Government of Canada faces in advancing social finance initiatives, including social impact bonds (SIBs).

Interest in social finance in Canada is being driven by demand from stakeholders within both the private sector and not-for-profit communities seeking a more strategic investment that provides both a social and an economic return, the author explains.

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2013-01-21

Bringing Social Impact Bonds to New York City (2012)

Presentation at the Fall Institute 2012, Saint John, NB – October 14 – 16, 2012

This presentation offers an overview of a City of New York program aimed at reducing the rate of reoffending among young prison inmates, and funded through an investment vehicle called a social impact bond, which encourages private-sector funding for promising social programs.

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2013-01-08

Ideas at Work: How to Help Every Child Become a Reader (1999)

This document highlights examples of activities undertaken across the United States to help all children become good readers.

It includes programs undertaken at the national level; by specific states; in cities and towns; within the private sector; and by non-profit organizations. The programs focus on both preschool and school-age children.

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2012-06-13

Healthy Workplace Practices (2002)

ViewPoints 2002

This biennial survey was the fourth in a series initiated in 1996, and provides an opportunity to assess how the perspectives of these leaders on key issues have changed over six years. The 2002 survey received an 20% response rate, normal for surveys of this type.

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2007-05-16

Issues and Policy Solutions (2002)

ViewPoints 2002

In the Viewpoints 2002 survey, participants were asked to consider 39 policy issues and rate each – “not a problem”, “moderate problem” or “serious problem”. Participants were also asked to consider 29 possible policy solutions and asked to rate each – “less emphasis”, “emphasis is right” or “need more emphasis”.

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2007-05-16

Submission by the Canadian Labour and Business Centre to the Innovation Engagement Strategy (2002)

The submission was made by The Canadian Labour and Business Centre (CLBC) for the Innovation Engagement Strategy, includes:

- Introduction
- Six discussion questions:
- Targets
- Major challenges
- Government of Canada priorities
- Innovation vision
- Commitments, actions and time lines
- National issues

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2007-05-09

Perspectives on Immigration (2003)

Findings from the Canadian Labour and Business Centre's Survey of Canadian Business, Labour and Public Sector Leaders

While Canada’s immigration system has several objectives, including family reunification and humanitarian commitment, it plays an important role in meeting the nation’s human resource requirements. It is therefore useful to shed light on Canadian management and labour leaders’ perspectives on immigration-related issues, particularly as they will reflect the practical workplace context within which organizations address immigration issues.

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2007-04-20

Serious Economic Issues and Policy Solutions (2000)

VIEWPOINTS 2000

The third bi-annual Canadian Labour and Business Centre Leadership Survey of 4,442 private sector business leaders, public sector management, and private and public sector labour leaders was conducted between March and April 2000.

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2007-04-13

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