Executive Summary – Canada’s Retirement Income System

(Disponible en français : Résumé – Le système de revenu de retraite du Canada) The purpose of Canada’s retirement income system is twofold: to alleviate poverty among seniors and to help seniors who are better off to avoid significant declines in living standards when they retire. This Background Paper outlines the different components of the system, who they target, how much they cost…

Executive Summary – The Evolution of Defence Procurement in Canada: A Hundred-Year History

(Disponible en français : Résumé – L’évolution de l’approvisionnement en matière de défense au Canada : une histoire centenaire) In Canada, defence procurement currently involves several federal departments and agencies, including the Department of National Defence; Public Services and Procurement Canada; Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada; and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. Each…

Income Supports and Other Protections Available to Federally Regulated Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

19 January 2021, 9:00 a.m. (Disponible en français : Mesures de soutien du revenu et autres protections offertes aux employés de milieux de travail sous réglementation fédérale pendant la pandémie de COVID-19) Some 900,000 employees work in Canada’s 18,000 federally regulated workplaces. Under the Canada Labour Code (Code), employers in these workplaces must ensure the health…

Executive Summary – Services for Indigenous People Living in Urban Areas

(Disponible en français : Résumé – Services destinés aux autochtones vivant en milieu urbain) Over the past 70 years, growing numbers of Indigenous people in Canada have moved to urban centres. Today, more than half of the Indigenous population live in urban areas. Indigenous people may move permanently or temporarily to the city to access…

Executive Summary – Defining and Enumerating Homelessness in Canada

(Disponible en français : Résumé – L’itinérance au Canada : définitions et recensements) In 2019, the Government of Canada implemented Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy, which replaced the Homelessness Partnering Strategy. A key goal of Reaching Home is to increase government and community understanding of homelessness by ensuring that communities have the information and tools…