Search Resources (English): Public policy

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Equality-based public policy development: views from the field
Presents a profile of why community-based equality seeking groups do policy work and an understanding of why some government staff and departments seek to include community-based perspectives in policy development. Provides guidance on what is needed to do inclusive policy development and documentation of the barriers to inclusive cross-sector public policy development. Details how Steps Toward a Credible and Inclusive Public Policy Process (2000) has been used and gives direction on how to improve the original edition of Steps. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Health Canada policy toolkit for public involvement in decision making
Provides a policy framework and practical guidelines for public involvement in developing policy, delivering programs and improving Canada's health system.
Published: 2000
Women and social assistance policy in Saskatchewan and Manitoba
Provides a gendered analysis of changes in income assistance policies and a description of advocacy services and the barriers women face in asserting their rights to income security. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Healthy public policy development - science, art, or chance? Conference proceedings
Contains the text of keynote addresses, summaries of the case studies examined, and a synopsis of the panel, small group and plenary discussions through which participants debated the issues and generated insights into ways of improving the chances of public policies being formulated and implemented that have a positive impact on health.
Published: 1996
Public policy and the participation of rural Nova Scotia women in the new economy
Indicates that the greatest challenges to women's full participation in the new economy are in economic and social policies that are inadequate, exclusionary and do not pay enough attention to rural women. (See Details)
Published: 2005
"Never give up": women making policy change; lessons from the community
Documents the experiences, questions and recommendations of diverse Nova Scotia women who have tried to make public policy-related changes in their communities.
Published: 1999
Resources for research and action: a policy handbook: strategies for effecting change in public policy
Presents a 'how-to' working document for leaders interested in developing provincial and/or municipal policies on women and girls in sport and physical activity. Dddresses advocacy and lobbying as well as policy writing, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation with special reference to the major issues facing females in sport and physical activity. Also includes case studies.
Published: 1991
Be H.I.P.P.: have influence on public policy: a manual and tool kit on how voluntary organizations can influence public policy
Provides information to voluntary sector leaders to increase their understanding of the structure, processes, priorities and key players of local, provincial and federal governments in addition to providing tools for developing and influencing public policy strategy. Supported by a 2-hour e-learning module. (See Details)
The construction of disability and risk in genetic counselling discourse
Assesses the ways in which the conceptions of disability and risk affect women's well-being, their decision-making process during pregnancy, and public awareness about people with disabilities. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Be H.I.P.P. - have influence on public policy
Presents a self-guided e-learning module to assist voluntary sector leaders and in increasing their knowledge and understanding of public policy. Supports the toolkit "Be H.I.P.P.: have influence on public policy: a manual and tool kit on how voluntary organizations can influence public policy." (See Details)
Published: 2003