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Definition: A broad statement regarded by parliament, a legislature, or by the courts as being of fundamental concern to the state and the whole of society and therefore a principle that guides action. Public policy forms the foundation of public laws.
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The National Youth In Care Network is a national charitable organization completely driven by youth in care (14-24 years of age) across Canada. They are a "by youth, for youth" organization: all of the members, board members, and staff (save one administrative staff) are young people, aged 14 to 24, who are in or from government care.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Child abuse, Public policy is a non-partisan resource for the public analysis of Canadian policy issues. It consists of a constantly growing database of online public policy resources in sixteen different issue areas. These resources are selected to provide users with a balanced review of both documents and organizations in the key Canadian public policy issue areas.

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 The Public Policy Forum's mission is to strive for excellence in government – to serve as a neutral, independent forum for open dialogue on public policy, and to encourage reform in public sector management.

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The Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement is a charity which exists to build vibrant and engaged communities in Canada.Their mission is to engage citizens in inspired action as they work together on behalf of their communities to create and realize bold visions for the future. The Institute sponsors projects and provides learning resources, training, coaching and strategic consulting that enable people to collaborate and learn with and from each other.

Related keywords: Civil society, Non-profit and charity law, Poverty, Public policy

Transition is a magazine for and about Canada's families. Published quarterly by The Vanier Institute of the Family since 1970, Transition is read by policy-makers, researchers, educators, students, journalists, family-service workers, doctors, lawyers, parents, and many others interested in family issues.

Related keywords: Family law general resources, Public policy

The Vanier Institute of the Family seeks to create awareness of, and to provide leadership on, the importance and strengths of families in Canada and the challenges they face in all of their structural, demographic, economic, cultural and social diversity. To this end, the Institute develops and implements on an annual basis, a program of activities that establishes and maintains a foundation of accurate and current knowledge on family trends and issues as well as public policy and program analysis.  The Research Program is a core component of these activities.

Related keywords: Public policy, Research reports and institutes


The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) works to promote, protect and develop those human rights which serve as the foundation for or underpin democracy, including the rights to freedom of expression, to vote and participate in governance, to access information and to freedom of assembly and association. Their website provides access to reports, publications and papers relating to democracy rights. It also contains analyses of draft laws from various jurisdictions and outlines details of various projects in which the CLD is involved.

Related keywords: Civil liberties, Freedom of information, Human rights, Public policy

This resource is provided by the University of Michigan. Government Gazettes, which are published by federal governments worldwide, are the means through which the government can communicate to officials and the general public. Gazettes are useful not only to monitor the actions of the government, but also as primary source documentation in research. This website attempts to list all online government gazettes and their characteristics to aid researchers. Anyone wishing to do further research on foreign law will find useful resources in the bibliography.

Related keywords: International law, Public policy

This online resource is operated by CONCERN Inc. based in Washington, DC. The initiatives and resources on this website have been selected to help you learn about ways to make your community healthier, safer, greener, more livable, and more prosperous. Topic areas include: Community engagement, Community conflict resolution, Economy, Environment, Health and education, Governance, and Smart Growth.

Related keywords: Environmental protection and conservation, Public policy