The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice. The Centre produces original, independent, peer-reviewed, non-partisan research and analysis necessary for policymakers, activists, and everyday Canadians to make informed decisions and press for social change.
We have a National Office in Ottawa, and provincial offices in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. Our provincial offices lead the way on emerging provincial and municipal issues and create space for a progressive exchange of ideas and solutions.
We work proactively to balance media coverage of issues like the economy, poverty, the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us, climate change, health care, education, and much more.
We don’t just analyze problems. We work on solutions—solutions that show Canadians’ best values are not only possible, they’re practical. These ideas are anchored by some basic principles: human dignity and freedom, fairness, equality, environmental sustainability, and the public good. They show that we can afford to build a more just and sustainable Canada—and that our economy will be stronger for it.