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List of Think Tanks in Canada

Think Tanks are very useful non state actors that play a crucial role – providing research to assist with public policy. Canada is home to over 20 different Think Tanks producing a varied amount of research for governments to use.

What are Think Tanks?

A think tank can be in the form of an organization, corporation, institute, or other public body conducting research for the purposes of formulating public policy.

In Canada, think tanks are often non-profit organizations and usually receive tax exempt status.

Think tanks may produce research that is ideological in nature and aligned with those that fund them.

Think tanks may be primarily funded by governments, but have also been known to be funded by other parties such as interest groups, or businesses as well. Some think tanks may also receive income from consulting or research work as well.

Links to Canadian Think Tanks

Included below is a list of Think Tanks

Think Tanks in Canada

http://www.policyalternatives.ca/   – Policy Alternatives

http://www.ccsd.ca/ – Canadian Council on Social Development

http://www.cigionline.org/ – Centre for International Governance Innovation

http://www.cdfai.org/ – Canadian Defense and Foreign Affairs Institute

http://www.apec-econ.ca/ – Atlantic Provinces Economic Council

http://www.aims.ca/en/home/default.aspx – Atlantic Institute for Market Studies

http://www.irpp.org/index_en.php – Institute for Research on Public Policy

http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx – International Research Development Centre

http://www.ppforum.ca/ – Public Policy Forum

http://cwf.ca/ – Canada West Foundation

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/default.aspx – Fraser Institute

http://www.ipolitics.ca/politics/ – iPolitics

http://www.caledoninst.org/index.php – Caledon Institute for Social Policy

http://www.nsi-ins.ca/english/default.asp – The North Shore Institute

https://www.securewebexchange.com/metamodequadrant.com/home.html – Metamode Institute on Public Policy

http://www.mackenzieinstitute.com/ – Mackenzie Institute

http://www.iccs-isac.org/en/ – Institute for Citizen Centred Service

http://iog.ca/en/news-events – Institute on Governance

http://www.couchichinginstitute.ca/ – Couchiching Institute

http://www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/governance/eng/ – Faculty on Social Sciences, Centre on Governance

http://www.csls.ca/ – Centre for Study on Living Standards

 

Immigration

http://www.immigrationreform.ca/english/View.asp?x=831 – Centre for Immigration Policy Reform

 

 

Health Research Agencies

http://www.conferenceboard.ca/

http://www.cdhowe.org/

 

Comments (2)

  1. It is sad that you only included the anti-immigrant far-right group in the list of immigration related think tanks while ignoring the work done by the likes of Maytree foundation (http://maytree.com/)

    Also, mention of a few science-related groups such as Canadian assoc for advancement of science and the Canadian sceince policy centre would be greatly appreciated.
    The links are here, feel free to list them:

    http://caas-acascience.org/about_us.htm

    http://sciencepolicy.ca/

    Thanks in advance!

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