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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

C.D. Howe Institute popular

The C.D. Howe Institute is a social policy research organization that examines issues of national interest. Its research covers a broad range of social and economic policy issues.
http://www.cdhowe.org

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 of Strategic Studies popular

The Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies is a strategic studies research centre. Its mandate is to provide a forum for the strategic implications of major national and international security issues that affect Canada.
http://www.ciss.ca

Centre for the Study of Living Standards popular

The mandate of the Centre for the Study of Living Standards is research in the area of living standards; it offers perspective on understanding the trends that contribute to policies, while undertaking advocacy on given issues.
http://www.csls.ca

Conference Board of Canada popular

The mission of the Conference Board of Canada is to build leadership capacity for a better Canada by creating and sharing insights on economic trends, public policy, and organizational performance.
http://www.conferenceboard.ca

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

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/

Pearson-Shoyama Institute popular

The Pearson-Shoyama Institute believes in a policy development process that is inclusive of Canadians. It facilitates public dialogue on public policy issues.
http://www.pearson-shoyama.ca

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

Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy popular

The Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy (SIPP) undertakes research on issues that arise from challenging policy dilemmas through its main activities of research, education and citizenship involvement.
http://www.uregina.ca/sipp

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation focuses on Canada’s economic, social, political, and institutional relations with Asia. The Research and Analysis group is the core of the Foundation’s activities.
http://www.asiapacific.ca

Centre for International Governance Innovation

The Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) is a private, not-for-profit corporation, with its Head Office in east-end Montreal.
http://www.cigionline.org/

Centre for Trade Policy and Law

The Centre for Trade Policy and Law has a mandate of promoting greater public understanding of trade issues. It provides training, research and advisory services to over 20 countries around the world.
http://www.carleton.ca/ctpl

Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade

The Estey Centre focuses on research and training in issues related to international trade. A large part of its activities take place in Southeast Asia, and it provides studies on behalf of a variety of governmental departments.
http://www.esteycentre.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

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