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Atlantic Institute for Market Studies popular

The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies provides a distinctive Atlantic Canadian voice on public policy. The goal of AIMS is to help people understand how governments operate and make decisions, and how to build a better economy.
http://www.aims.ca

Canada West Foundation popular

The Canada West Foundation is dedicated to introducing Western perspectives into current Canadian policy debates. It encourages citizen engagement on current policy issues.
http://www.cwf.ca

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives popular

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives promotes its policies as alternatives to the message that citizens have no choice about the policies that affect their lives. The organization's publications focus on the economy and social justice.
http://www.policyalternatives.ca

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research popular

The Canadian Institute for Advance Research provides funding for researchers studying issues in the sciences and social sciences. It also participates in facilitating this research vis-à-vis the public and private sectors.
http://www.ciar.ca

Canadian Institute for Research on Regional Development popular

The mandate of the Canadian Institute for Research on Regional Development is to promote informed public debate on issues concerning regional development, and to disseminate objective analyses and information on the subject.
http://www.umoncton.ca/icrpap/

Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs popular

The Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs has a mission of increasing awareness and understanding of domestic and international issues. Its main activity is a summer conference on a current public policy issue.
http://www.couch.ca

Council of Canadians popular

The Council of Canadians is a citizens’ watchdog organization with over 100,000 members. It has established itself as a voice for Canadian economic sovereignty, and coordinates lobbying activities accordingly.
http://www.canadians.org

Fraser Institute popular

The Fraser Institute is an independent educational organization focused on economic and social research. Its objective is to redirect public attention to the role of free markets in providing for the well-being of Canadians.
http://www.fraserinstitute.ca

Frontier Centre for Public Policy popular

The mission of the Frontier Centre is to develop and popularize policy choices that will help Canada’s Prairie region to live up to its vast but unrealized economic potential.
http://www.fcpp.org

GPI Atlantic popular

GPI Atlantic is dedicated to the development of the Genuine Progress Index, a measure of sustainability, well-being, and quality of life.
http://www.gpiatlantic.org

Institute for Research on Public Policy popular

The Institute for Research on Public Policy has a mission to advance new ideas that will help Canadians make more effective policy choices. Its main publication is Policy Options, which covers a broad range of issues.
http://www.irpp.org

PAR-L (Policy, Action, Research List) popular

PARL-L was founded in 1995 as an e-mail list by the former Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women (CACSW).
http://www.unb.ca/PAR-L

Parkland Institute popular

The Parkland Institute uses a political economy perspective to study public policy issues affecting Albertans and Canadians. Its mission is to examine market-oriented assumptions to determine their effectiveness.
http://www.ualberta.ca/~parkland/

Polaris Institute popular

The Polaris Institute was established in response to rising opposition to the two major free trade agreements that dramatically restructured the economy and society in Canada in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
http://www.polarisinstitute.org

Public Policy Forum popular

The Public Policy Forum provides a neutral venue where the private sector and public sector can meet to learn from one another. It includes business, labour, think tanks, academia, the media, and governments.
http://www.ppforum.ca

Canadian Economics Association

The Canadian Economics Association is the organization of academic economists in Canada. Its objective is the advancement of economic knowledge through the encouragement of study and research.
http://www.economics.ca

David Suzuki Foundation

The mandate of the David Suzuki Foundation is to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us. It employs science and education to promote environmental conservation solutions.
http://www.davidsuzuki.org

Energy Probe Research Foundation

The Energy Probe Research Foundation studies the root causes of environmental destruction and the elements of a sustainable society. The Foundation has a number of branches, including Probe International and the Consumer Policy Institute.
http://www.eprf.ca

George Morris Centre

The George Morris Centre is an agri-food think tank founded to provide industry decision-makers with critical information and analysis on issues affecting the Canadian agri-food sector.
http://www.georgemorris.org

International Development Research Centre

The International Development Research Centre works with researchers in the developing world in their search to build healthier and more prosperous societies. It provides funding and technical support.
http://www.idrc.ca

International Institute for Sustainable Development

The mandate of the International Institute for Sustainable Development is to promote change through sustainable development. Members of the organization believe that in order for development to be sustainable, it must integrate the well-being of people as well as the environment.
http://www.iisd.org

Liu Institute for Global Issues

The Liu Institute is research organization based out of the School of Graduate Studies at UBC. It operates based on the premise that citizens can make a contribution to the resolution of global issues.
http://www.ligi.ubc.ca

Liu Institute for Global Issues

The Liu Institute seeks interdisciplinary and policy-related research and advocacy on global public policy issues related to human security.
http://www.ligi.ubc.ca/

Pembina Institute

The Pembina Institute is an environmental policy research and education organization. It undertakes citizen-led action to advocate solutions to environmental problems.
http://www.pembina.org

Saskatchewan Research Council

Established in 1947, the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) was created to promote the development of the provinces in the physical sciences.
http://www.src.sk.ca

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