The Next Wave: Challenges and Opportunities for Social Policy in the Coming Decade
October 31, 2022 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
This was an in-person event.
After a year’s hiatus, Canada’s premiere social policy conference – the International Institute on Social Policy - is back, in a new partnership! For over two years, the COVID-19 pandemic highjacked the policy agenda and necessarily focused attention on responses to the emergency. Meanwhile, new and enduring social, political, and economic challenges have been gathering force. To different degrees and in different ways across nations, societal fault lines have become more evident.
Queen’s University and Munk School at the University of Toronto joined forces to host the 26th annual International Institute to explore these challenges. The 2022 Munk School-Queen’s International Institute on Social Policy - Next Wave: Challenges and Opportunities for Social Policy in the Coming Decade - explored whether and how we need to reform, or even transform, Canadian social policy for a more resilient and successful future. As has been the case for over 25 years, the Institute focused on emerging public policy challenges, international and comparative perspectives, and the melding of research and policy.
The 2022 International Institute on Social Policy launched on October 31st with a day-long conference at the Munk School on the meta challenges and policy choices facing Canada and other OECD countries – socio-economic, generational and political. The full conference program can be found here: https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/the-next-wave-challenges-and-opportunities-for-social-policy/
Watch the keynote address by Baroness Minouche Shafik:
Sponsored by Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and Queen's University Policy Studies.