Policy Solutions for Ontario's Prosperity

Evidence-based policies for Ontario’s long-term opportunity and prosperity

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The Ontario 360 project, housed at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, is designed to produce “demand-driven” research, analysis, and policy recommendations that support economic growth and job creation in the Province of Ontario. It carries out its work by scanning Ontario’s opportunities and challenges (including consultations with Ontario policymakers) and commissioning independent research by policy experts and practitioners to inform and shape the Ontario government’s own policy planning and development. Ontario 360 is independent, non-partisan, and fact-based. Our advisory council, authors, and Munk School faculty, students, alumni, and supporters do not necessarily endorse or affirm the policy recommendations advanced by the different contributors.

Over the past 30 months, Ontario 360 has published nearly 50 policy papers and briefing memos, hosted 15 policy breakfasts at the Munk School, held over 75 private briefings and consultations with provincial policymakers, and generated considerable media attention in television, radio, newspapers, and online.

Ontario 360’s third season of policy papers, videos, and other forms of engagement is underway. The 2020-21 programme focuses on a post-pandemic recovery strategy for the Province of Ontario, particularly in the context of inclusive economic growth. Research will cover a wide range of topics, including budget planning and fiscal policy, childcare, infrastructure, biomedical and health research, and fiscal federalism. For more information on Ontario 360’s 2020-21 programme, please send us an email at ontario.360@utoronto.ca.

Features

October 21, 2021

How to Improve Ontario Energy Forecasting

This report examines ideas raised by a virtual roundtable of energy experts, providing a deeper analysis of how the Ontario government and the Independent Electricity System Operator make use of energy forecasting in their decision-making; and what insights can be learned from other sectors, models and jurisdictions.

June 7, 2021

Made in Ontario: A Provincial Manufacturing Strategy

This paper explores why manufacturing matters greatly for Ontario and outlines steps on how the province should engage supportive policies and partnerships to ensure Ontario remains Canada's manufacturing hub....

May 13, 2021

How to End Streaming in Ontario Schools

In this paper, Tianna Follwell and Sam Andrey show how streaming has harmful and disadvantageous consequences for both individual students and education systems more broadly.