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Queen's University

School of Policy Studies


The annual Queen’s International Institute on Social policy (QIISP), which was established in 1995, brings together senior policy-makers and leading researchers to review recent research findings and to discuss major directions in social policy.  It is organized by the School of Policy Studies of Queen’s University with support from the Governments of Canada, Ontario, the Region of Peel and the City of Toronto..

Features of QIISP that make distinctive contributions to the social policy community include:

  • A focus on research, knowledge transfer and informed debate.
  • Participation of senior policy-makers from all levels of government in Canada, as well as from the voluntary sector.
  • An international perspective, with speakers coming from international organizations, universities and research organizations from around the world.
  • Contributions from leading Canadian researchers from universities, think tanks and government agencies.



School of Policy Studies, Robert Sutherland Hall
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.3020