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Monday, August 20 - Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water's Edge
 St. Lawrence Ballroom

The Theme

The Canadian social model is changing. In recent decades, shifting economic and social pressures and changing political priorities have led to the restructuring of important social programs. What is the new trajectory in Canadian social policy? How different is the Canadian social model today from that in the past? Have we established a new balance in the roles of the market, families, the voluntary sector and governments in meeting the social needs of Canadians? How sustainable is the current model in fiscal and political terms? What are the implications for the priorities and challenges in the years to come?

QIISP 2012 examines the trajectory of change in social policy over the last 20 years. It places the Canadian trajectory in international perspective, comparing our experience with that of other OECD countries. The aim is to identify the principles underpinning the emerging social model, and the implications for the future agenda in social policy.

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Queen's School of Policy Studies gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors:

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Ontario Ministry of Finance
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Region of Peel
City of Toronto
Health Canada 



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Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.3020