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09/2017 Blog Archives

  • September 28, 2017

    Public Policy

    Bill Schaper

    On October 17, sector leaders from across Canada will congregate in Ottawa for our third annual Day on the Hill. We’ll be fanning out across Parliament Hill to lobby MPs, Senators, senior officials, and cabinet ministers on issues that affect us all. “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” “...

  • September 19, 2017

    Guest Writers

    Jocelyne Daw

    Partnerships are growing across Canada, as we recognize the value of collaboration to address complex social issues. But sadly, “partnership” has become a blanket phrase to describe many “business as usual” relationships. As a result, it is beginning to lose its true meaning. This is especially...

  • September 11, 2017

    Guest Writers, Public Policy

    David LePage

    We definitely know the tide is turning when industry leaders like Mitchell Cohen, the President of the Daniels Corporation, encourages the private sector to “climb aboard the social procurement train”. (Globe & Mail, June 14, 2017) As with any business, increasing sales opportunities is a...

  • September 5, 2017

    Notes from the CEO, Public Policy

    Bruce MacDonald

    “How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.” – Niels Bohr With the optimism of a new relationship that was heralded by arrival of the new government in Ottawa now shifting into the more mundane, day-to-day work of attempting to realize that...

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