Ontario 360 is a purpose-built initiative to scan Ontario’s challenges and opportunities and develop evidence-based public policy ideas to inform and shape the Ontario government’s policy planning and priorities.
Housed at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Ontario 360 builds on the Munk School’s commitment to independent, non-partisan and evidence-based engagement with the policy community and broader public.
Ontario 360 collaborates with senior Ontario policymakers to identify issues of importance to the government. It then commissions independent policy experts and practitioners to produce research, analysis, and policy recommendations to contribute to the government’s internal policy planning and development. The goal is to facilitate productive engagement and to contribute to evidence-based policy-making in the Province of Ontario.
In addition to policy papers and briefing memos, Ontario 360 hosts breakfast sessions involving policy scholars and practitioners, members of the Ontario Public Service, ministers and other political decision-makers, and Ontarians interested in public policy. Authors also do interviews, which are available online, with the project co-directors of Ontario 360.
Ontario 360 reimagines policy-making: It is a bold, new model contributing to a two-way conversation between policy experts and the Ontario government on key issues facing Ontario.