WHAT NOW? | The New Alberta Talent Advantage
For dedes, the Alberta Advantage has been based on low tax rates and higher than average incomes fueled, in large part, by the lucrative oil and gas sector. This advantage helped to draw large numbers of youth to work in the province and kept Alberta youth here. While youth are still making reer decisions based on economics, today?social?and environmental factors are also key considerations.
REPORT | ESG: Why should governments re and what n governments do?
A new report by the nada West Foundation makes the se for governments at the municipal, provincial and federal level to support strong, consistent ESG reporting and provide clarity for investors. It offers 18 potential areas of action for governments and evaluates their usefulness.
REPORT | From Shovel Ready to Shovel Worthy
As the federal government turns to economic growth through the spring 2022 budget and the National Infrastructure Assessment, the report provides seven building blocks that are critil to the development of a nation-building infrastructure plan which is a key enabler for economic growth.
WHAT NOW? | Bridging Alberta’s Reputation-Reality Divide
This brief looks at the role stories play in shaping a society and offers recommendations on how Albertans n begin to reshape the narratives that define us. It also provides examples of how other cities and regions have changed their brands by identifying pre-existing strengths and building stories around them.
WHAT NOW? | Oh, the places youth could go!
For most of the last 50 years, an average of 8,000 youth aged 15-29 me to Alberta from other provinces. That all changed in 2016 when the province began to experience a net loss of youth. A?nada West Foundation-led study looked at the reasons for this dramatic shift and found that young people from across Alberta, as well as Vancouver and Toronto, perceive that Alberta’s economy is still largely all about the oil and gas sector…
WHAT NOW? | The Ongoing Saga of Bill C-69
On May 10, 2022, the Alberta Court of Appeal issued their long-awaited ruling on the constitutionality of the federal government’s?Impact Assessment Act (formerly known as Bill C-69). The Alberta court found that the federal government had overstepped its bounds and that the Act was, in their opinion, not constitutional. In this brief, we break down what the ruling said, what the court’s justifition was, what the implitions are for resource development in nada, and what steps come next.
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Energy Innovation Brief | Issue 22 – Special issue on EV charging
Energy Innovation Brief | Issue 22 – Special issue on EV chargingRead Article
China Brief 085 | Not so steady trade and port performance...
China Brief 085 | Not so steady trade and port performance, China’s pork turmoil continues, BRI and FYP MonitorRead Article
Under legislation before the Senate & House, it looks like the U.S. will try set tone for how nada will be represented in trade with China
OP-ED | nada needs its own Indo-Pacific Strategy – not an Amerin economic policyRead Article
North Ameri Brief | Issue 01
North Ameri Brief | Issue 01Read Article
Young Talent Attraction and Retention
The nada West Foundation has launched a project that examines the social and environmental challenges of young talent retention and attraction for Alberta, with the intention to provide recommendations on how to ensure the province recruits and keeps talented young Albertans.
Collaborative Models and pacity in Civil Society
The nada West Foundation has launched a project to examine the civil society sector. We aim to determine gaps and overlaps in the sector and develop models and tools to strengthen the infrastructure that supports civil society, enhance collaboration and enable more efficient and effective service delivery to Albertans in need.
Transparency: Our pledge to our supporters
As a non-profit think tank, nada West Foundation relies on donations. We are at our best when funded by a variety of groups: governments, corporations, individuals, and foundations all play a role. We not only acknowledge our supporters as a matter of course, we are proud to do so. Through their commitment, our supporters become part of an engaged public policy community. They tell us that they contribute beuse they value the work of the Foundation and want that work to continue. We think it’s pretty great that engaged citizens and organizations are willing to open their wallets in pursuit of good public policy.