Annual Report 2019-2020 (abridged)

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Impact Canada was established to accelerate the adoption of novel outcomes-based policy and program approaches that deliver tangible and measurable results for Canadians. Within the context of the unfolding COVID-19 global pandemic, the Impact Canada Centre of Expertise1 shifted its focus in March 2020 to augment Government of Canada efforts, leveraging its skillsets in behavioural science, public engagement, and innovative public policy design and implementation.

As a result of this pivot, the Impact Canada 2019-2020 Annual Report is abridged to focus on the most significant accomplishments up to March 2020. The pandemic will affect timelines and priorities for all Impact Canada initiatives.

Key results

The goal of Impact Canada is to apply new methods, tools, and evidence test innovations and generate evidence of which efforts work best to create greater public value. This means improving policy implementation by generating sustainable solutions at scale that measurably improve people’s lives compared to conventional ways of doing things.

Since it was established in the fall of 2017, Impact Canada has tested new approaches to help optimize Government of Canada policy, program, and service delivery:

Next steps

The 2019-2020 was a year of significant growth and saw steady progress towards achieving positive outcomes across the Impact Canada portfolio. 2020-2021 will see the Impact Canada Centre of Expertise continue to support the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 efforts, while maintaining support for its existing portfolio of impact-focused programs and initiatives.

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ISSN: 2561-9705

Aussi disponible en français sous le titre : Rapport annuel de l’Unité de l’impact et de l’innovation 2019-2020.

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