In support of our mission to champion progressive change, the Broadbent Institute publishes original research and promotes new ideas, policies, and tools.

Our current work focuses on the following interconnected issue areas:

Special Projects

Research Reports A-Z

  A Green Entrepreneurial State as Solution to Climate Federalism   An Analysis of the Economic Circumstances of Canadian Seniors   An Electoral System for All   Behind the Headlines: Who’s...

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Change the game

How can we win the fight against today’s toxic politics? The Broadbent Institute invites you to join us in rethinking and renewing social democracy to take on this challenge. Our...

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New Deal for Young People

Today, Canadian youth face a future in which they are less likely than their parents to earn a decent wage, have a secure job, or own a home. Canada is...

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Dear Jack

In the summer of 2012, the Broadbent Institute spearheaded a social media initiative to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Jack Layton. The campaign encouraged Canadians to share...

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Electoral Reform

There’s a problem with Canada’s outdated electoral system. It produces false majorities, exaggerates regional divisions and leaves huge numbers of voters without a voice in Parliament. The results of the...

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Big Data and Criminal Justice – What Canadians Need to Know

Every Google search, credit card purchase, social media interaction, and doctor’s visit leave traces of information about you, where you’ve been, who you’ve interacted with, and what you like. What’s...

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Broadbent Institute Resources and Responses to COVID–19

  The Broadbent Institute has created this page to serve as a resource and sharing centre for those wanting to advocate for better worker and community protections and support in...

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