Progress Summit 2021
Our annual Progress Summit brings together some of the world’s most insightful policy-makers, elected officials, movement-builders and thought leaders to take on the issues of the day and chart a course to a more just and inclusive society.
Given the constraints imposed by the pandemic, our 10th Anniversary Progress Summit will occur on-line and comprise three sessions spread between March and May of 2021. Our program will take a deep dive into old and new challenges and opportunities we face in this unusual time, including how to build a post-pandemic recovery with prosperity for all.
Part 2: Building a Caring Economy to Speed Recovery
April 29th, 2021
As we emerge from the pandemic, how can we rectify the deep deficits in key services and supports and chart a course for real recovery? Part Two of the Progress Summit series grapples with how to build a Caring Economy with decent work and quality services, including needed improvements to our cherished healthcare system.
Opening remarks from Ed Broadbent
Featured Speaker: André Picard, Health Columnist and Author
Globe and Mail health Columnist André Picard authored Neglected No More: the Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada’s Elders in the Wake of the Pandemic. André speaks about the need to overhaul our eldercare system to provide dignity and decency to our seniors and those who care for them.
Responding to the crisis in long-term care
Dr. Amit Arya and Sharleen Stewart talk about what is at stake on the frontlines of the crisis in long-term care, and the growing movement for reform.
Medicare 2.0 - Fixing the holes exposed by COVID
In the fall of 2020, the Institute released Medicare 2.0. Report authors and healthcare experts come together to outline solutions to improve Medicare and the overall health of Canadians.
Valuing Work in the Caring Economy
Experts from Canada and abroad come together to talk about how to build a Caring Economy that supports its female-dominated, racialized, workforce and recognizes the true value of this foundational part of our economy.
The international movement to build a Caring Economy
Health care, education, child and eldercare, and community care meet a multitude of social needs and provide a great many jobs. Elected leaders from around the world discuss the need to structure economic recovery around building a Caring Economy that values our overall well being.
This year’s Summit is hosted in partnership with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the Roosevelt Institute.