For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetimes. Our economies are in uncharted territory, our institutions are under immense stress, and our global relationships are being put to the test. That is why the future seems so uncertain. It is also why the choices we make now will shape the long road to recovery.
OUR FOUNDING PARTNERS
Building a coalition.
ABOUT THE RECOVERY PROJECT
We are in unprecedented times.
The combined impact of the pandemic and global economic recession means that informed and coordinated action matters more than ever. That is why Canada 2020 and its partners have launched The Recovery Project, an international coalition of think-tanks, research institutes, and organizations designed to start the conversation about recovery - even if that recovery seems a long way off.
Billions - if not trillions - will be spent; institutional roles will be re-examined; and global relationships will be put to the test.
The long tail, and what's next.
The road to recovery should be built on a foundation of evidence, sustained effort and common purpose. That is why we are marshalling our resources to provide insight and analysis for what comes next. Our work will focus on the long tail of economic recovery around the world.
Semi-regular briefings and commentary from The Recovery Project's coalition of experts, advisors and guest-contributors.
Commentary & Briefings
The Recovery Project will convene semi-regular livestream discussions with experts from our network.
Media Resource Centre
Connecting media with experts who
are studying the long tail of recovery.
Deep-dives into the latest data, statistics and research. White papers, data visualization and fact sheets.
Research & Analysis
When appropriate, The Recovery Project will convene in-person events to discuss post-shut down approaches.
Conferences & Events
The Recovery Project will bring together a dynamic group of progressive leaders to confront our shared challenges and enable a robust, global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Summit will focus on five core themes in the context of recovery:
We want to hear from you. Share your ideas on the five themes to help set the stage for lasting global recovery.
A VIRTUAL WORLD-WIDE CONFERENCE I SEPTEMBER 14-17, 2020
Global crises often have deep and long-lasting impacts on gender equality and roles in society, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no different. What can we learn from women leaders around the world who have brought strong and decisive leadership in their response to the pandemic? Does this crisis have the potential to act as a longer-term gender equalizer?
The Recovery Project is pleased to be joined by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, in-conversation with Kate Graham, Canada 2020 Senior Fellow and host of The 2020 Network’s No Second Chances.
The Perfect Chance to Reshape Gender Roles?
with Mary Robinson,
former President of Ireland
The Rise of Regional Economies
How will the COVID-19 response impact local and regional economies? Will those changes impact global manufacturing and supply chains?
Getting the Infrastructure Spend Right
Infrastructure will be central to the recovery effort globally. How do policymakers leverage the spend and use this opportunity to make strategic and resilient investments?
OUR PAST LIVESTREAMS
The Big Picture for Canada
Tiff Macklem, Dean, Rotman School of Management
Kevin Page, President, Institute for Fiscal Studies and Democracy
Anne McLellan, Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP
Heather Scoffield, Ottawa Bureau Chief, Toronto Star
Re-stitching the Social Safety Net
Hugh Segal, Matthews Fellow in Global Public Policy,
Queen’s University and Senior Advisor at Aird and
Helaina Gaspard, Director of Governance and
Institutions, Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy
"Unpicking the Lockdown": Easing Out of Social Distancing
Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for the riding of Burnaby South
Moderated by Kevin Page, President of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa.
Ian Mulheirn, Executive Director and Chief Economist of Renewing the Centre, Tony Blair Institute
Sam Alvis, Special Advisor on UK Policy, Tony Blair Institute
Hosted by Alex Paterson, Executive Director, Canada 2020
Understanding the Economic Impact of COVID-19 Worldwide
Marco Simoni, President of the Human Technopole Foundation
Heather Boushey, President & CEO, The Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Justin Wolfers, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
Hosted by Kevin Page, President & CEO, Institute of Fiscal Studies & Democracy
In Conversation with Jagmeet Singh
Sub-nationals: The politics of money and crisis management
Scott Pattison, Senior Fellow, Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at uOttawa, Principle, Pattison Strategies
Dan White, Director of Public Sector Research, Moody’s Analytics
SMEs: The Long Tail of Small Business Recovery
Michael Denham, President and CEO, BDC
Rodney MacDonald, VP, Corporate Affairs and Global Public Policy, Intuit
Dr. Sandip Lalli, President and CEO, Calgary Chamber of Commerce
JP Gladu, former President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Moderated by Susan Smith, co-founder of Canada 2020
Linda Nazareth, Principal, Relentless Economics
The Hon. Scott Brison, Vice-Chair, Investment & Corporate Banking, BMO
Rick Anderson, Principal, Earnscliffe
Kevin Page, President & CEO, Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa
Emerging from the COVID Crisis:
In Conversation with Lodewijk Asscher
Lodewijk Asscher, leader of the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) and former Deputy Prime Minister of The Netherlands
Matt Browne, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and founder of Global Progress
The Governance Gap
Mitchell O'Brien, consultant working with the World Bank, and resident Research Fellow, Democracy Coalition Project
Helaina Gaspard, Director of Governance and Institutions, Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy
In-conversation with the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin and the Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown
Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada
Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Sub-nationals: The Pivot from Crisis to Recovery
Dannel Malloy, former governor of Connecticut
Alison Redford, former premier of Alberta
Gordon Campbell, former premier of British Columbia
In Conversation with David Miliband
David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee
Matt Browne, founder of Global Progress and Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress
Dealing with Global Debt
The Hon. Ralph Goodale, former Canadian Finance Minister
Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director & Head of Sustainable Finance,
Institute of International Finance
William White, Senior Fellow with the C D Howe Institute
Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University
Rural Canada and Healthcare Delivery
Hon. Brian Gallant, former Premier of New Brunswick
Tracy Zambory, President of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses
Dr. Tom McIntosh, Professor at the University of Regina
Moderated by Jodi Butts, Corporate Director, Lawyer & Health
In Conversation with Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former Prime Minister of Denmark
Matt Browne, Founder of Global Progress and Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress
Canada’s Energy Future: In Conversation with Minister Seamus O’Regan
The Hon. Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Natural Resources
Anne McLellan, Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP
COVID-19 & Systemic Racism in Canada
Dr. Brenda Green, Associate Professor in the Department of Indigenous Health at First Nations University of Canada
Yolande James, former Quebec Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities, and former Quebec Minister of Families
Cheryl Prescod, Executive Director at Black Creek Community Health Centre
Roberta K. Timothy, Assistant Professor and Director of Health Promotion at Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto
Moderated by Monnica Williams, Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Clinical Director of Behavioural Wellness Clinic, and Canada Research Chair for Mental Health Disparities.
Rural Canada’s Recovery
Dr. Ryan Gibson, Associate Professor and Libro Professor of Regional Economic Development, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph
Dr. Heather Hall, Assistant Professor, Director Economic Development & Innovation Program, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), University of Waterloo
Adapting Infrastructure Needs in Light of COVID-19
The Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
John Porcari, President of Advisory Services, WSP USA
Wolfgang Schmidt, State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Finance
Moderated by Gareth Jones, Principal, Carlyle Group
America’s Global Role in the Age of COVID-19
Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, celebrated author, academic, and foreign policy thought-leader
Moderated by Roland Paris, professor of public and international affairs at the University of Ottawa and former Foreign Affairs advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preparing for the Second Wave:
Insights from former Health Ministers
Dr. Philippe Couillard, former Premier and Health Minister of Quebec
Deb Matthews, former Health Minister of Ontario
Stephen Mandel, former Health Minister of Alberta
Terry Lake, former Health Minister of British Columbia
Moderated by Patrick Fafard, professor of Public and International Affairs, specialized in Public Health Policy at the University of Ottawa
Rural Canada with the Hon. Maryam Monsef
The Hon. Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development
Dr. Sarah Minnes, President of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation
Restarting Canada’s Economy
Insights from Canadian Heads of Missions
Caroline Delany, High Commissioner to Mozambique
Alexandra Bugailiskis, Ambassador to Italy
Brandon Lee, Consul General to Seattle (US)
Nadir Patel, High Commissioner to India
Moderated by Helaina Gaspard, IFSD
The Race to Find a Vaccine
Dr. Alan Bernstein, President and CEO of CIFAR and founding head of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise
Dr. Shabir Madhi, professor of Vaccinology at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg and co-founder and co-director of the African Leadership Initiative for Vaccinology Expertise
Moderated by Anne McLellan, Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP
THE RECOVERY PROJECT PODCASTS
Individual action matters.
As we start to think about recovery in the near future, collective action and individual choices made now will have an impact on what that recovery looks like.
Prevent the spread by following the expert guidance of public health officials, and stay informed of the latest directives.
Follow Public Health Guidelines
Self monitor, self isolate, and practice physical distancing to protect the most vulnerable among us.
Help Your Community
Support small businesses, and if in your capacity, support organizations like food banks, health charities and organizations working to lessen the impact of COVID-19.
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