Network In Action
Northern Policy Papers, Action Canada 2012
Action Canada Alumni Tom Rand ’07 and David Halliwell ’03 are featured keynote speakers at the Lean & Green Future Energy Conference, on November 30, 2011. The conference brings together the country’s leading energy experts, industry leaders and energy efficiency suppliers to share best practices and explore new frontiers in industrial energy efficiency.
Featured in the Globe and Mail, 2011 Fellow Joanna Wong discusses the results of a survey on expatriate voting rights, conducted for the Asia Pacific Foundation.
Canadians are divided on whether citizens living abroad should retain the right to vote in Canadian elections, just one example of Canada’s mixed feelings toward its expatriate citizens.
A survey conducted for the Asia Pacific Foundation found 51 per cent of Canadians believe those who live outside Canada should have the same voting rights as other Canadians, compared to 43 per cent who were opposed. Currently, Canadians abroad can continue to cast a ballot until they’ve been out of the country for five years..
Read the complete article, Canadians divided on expats’ right to vote: survey.
Featured in The Vancouver Sun, 2010 Fellow Tiara Létourneau’s editorial explores the connection between an empowered citizenry and the Vancouver riots following the 2011 Stanley Cup Game 7.
Last night my beautiful city of Vancouver rioted. Plastered to the television, listening to the news and commentators, what I noticed most is what no one said: this is not a demonstration of grieving for our hockey team -this is a demonstration of disempowered citizenship.
To my mind, citizenship is a matrix; with knowledge on one axis and empowerment on the other. Revolution takes place when citizens move up on either axis -from less knowledge to more knowledge, and from less empowerment to more empowerment. Rioting takes place when citizens are frustrated from moving up on either axis -lashing out against invisible, but very real, constraints.
Read the complete article, The lost citizens of hockey need to be engaged.
Action Canada launched the Action Canada Healthcare Network (ACHN) on 6 April 2011, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Action Canada Fellows from the healthcare sector joined other leading healthcare experts for a dialogue on the future of Canada’s healthcare sector.
The ACHN includes members of the Action Canada Fellows’ Network who work in the healthcare sector. They are our emerging healthcare leaders. They bring new policy ideas to healthcare programs and delivery. They will help design and drive the initiatives needed in our healthcare sector. more…
A Maclean’s business article discussing the outsourcing of leadership for startups, quoting 2010 Fellows Shannon Wells and Geordie Hungerford.
“For many Canadian tech start-ups, the only place to find a good chief executive is the United States.
Morgan Solar is a Canadian tech start-up. Its founders are Canadians, a former fibre-optic designer and his brother; its team of engineers and physicists working on a new, cheaper kind of solar panel are mostly drawn from Ontario universities. Its CEO, though, comes from the States.”
Read the complete article, Outsourcing the boss.