Max Bell Foundation announces the appointment of Allan Northcott as Vice President and Dr. Ralph Strother as Chief Investment OfficerWed, 2013-03-20 13:32 — Allan Northcott
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March 20, 2013
Max Bell Foundation announces the appointment of Allan Northcott as Vice President and Dr. Ralph Strother as Chief Investment Officer Read more »
"if you can accept the notion that public health care, if optimized, could be an investment good yielding future wealth as opposed to a consumption good using up current wealth and resources, the road to reversing our productivity slide seems suddenly to be freshly paved," argues Cy Frank in a Globe and Mail article of December 28, 2012.
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Max Bell Foundation Awards $160,000 for New Ideas on Canadian Health, Education, and Environmental PolicyWed, 2012-11-28 09:04 — Allan Northcott
November 28, 2012
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CALGARY BASED MAX BELL FOUNDATION AWARDS $160,000 FOR NEW IDEAS ON CANADIAN HEALTH, EDUCATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY Read more »
CALGARY – May 3, 2012. Despite having some of the best environmental practices in the world, Canada’s environmental decision-making process can and should be improved. At present, the focus is on the regulatory approval system and the role of bodies such as the National Energy Board, but this is only the tip of the decision-making iceberg. Read more »
On April 7-8, 2011, Max Bell Foundation hosted forty-five people from across Canada in Calgary to join a conversation about the relations between Canada’s voluntary sector and the development of public policy. Their collective insights are summarized in this report. It concludes that Canada has a network of dozens of individuals and organizations from across the country who share a strong belief, rooted in evidence and experience, that voluntary sector organizati Read more »
Max Bell Foundation is pleased to announce a new category of support. Senior Fellows Grants are designed to provide opportunities for experienced professionals to devote a substantial portion of time to engage in research, writing, and educating the public. The overall goal of the program is to add value to debates over critical public policy issues in health and wellness, education, and/or environment. Learn more …
The Max Bell Public Policy Training Institute (MBPPTI) is an excellent learning opportunity for staff or volunteers in non-profit organizations whose work brings them into contact with the activities of governments, whether municipal, provincial, or federal.
On completion of the program, participants will have enhanced their knowledge and skills required to develop, inform, and monitor public policy on issues relevant to their organizations.
An expert faculty led by Jim Dinning will provide six sessions between September 2010, and March 2011. Read more »
Water Scarcity Challenges make Alberta a Bellwether Province for Better Management: University of Lethbridge SpecialistSun, 2010-04-18 19:07 — admin
Alberta faces water scarcity challenges that make it a bellwether region for better water management policies, according to a study released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In The Competition for Water: Striking a Balance among Social, Environmental, and Economic Needs, University of Lethbridge professor Henning Bjornlund writes that without a modern system for reallocating access to water, particularly from prior licence holders to new users, Alberta’s economic development and its ecosystems could be threatened. Read more »