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Canada’s platform for bold policies and better leaders.

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Our name means ‘raised platform.’

A dais (day-es) is a place that illuminates the people on it.
And it reminds us that real change only happens when we lift new voices and ideas.


This brief presents the findings of a national representative survey conducted by the Dais at Toronto Metropolitan University from April 11-22, 2024, before Ontario announced its new restrictions, to gauge Canadian attitudes with respect to cell phone bans in classrooms. 
Featuring Facebook Whistleblower, Frances Haugen, join us for an expert panel discussion on the impact of social media on student mental health and what can be done to ensure social media platforms are held accountable.
The federal government released its budget yesterday, and in today’s dispatch, we dig in.
Today, the federal government announced a major set of investments in Canada’s Artificial Intelligence sector. The announcement commits $2 billion to increase Canada’s AI computing capacity; and supports for other programmes to promote the adoption and good governance of AI …

What we work on

Tackling the biggest challenges facing Canada.

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Innovation and Tech

Growing a more inclusive economy and lasting prosperity through innovation, while harnessing technology responsibly.

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Education and Skills

Ensuring that our education and training systems are equitably preparing Canadians to thrive in a changing world.

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Democracy and Trust

Better equipping a broader set of leaders to advance positive policy change and rebuild trust in public institutions.

All public purpose institutions must address both reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and the existential threat of climate change. For us, these cross-cutting topics influence everything we do.

What we do

Bold ideas + deliberate action = impact.

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Policy and research

Lead in-depth, applied policy research and analysis that informs and inspires action on the most urgent challenges facing Canada.

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Leadership development

Equip leaders, and aspiring leaders, with the knowledge and skills they need to make positive change in their organizations, institutions and communities.

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Community-building and convening

Connect people to thousands of others who are working together to build a more inclusive, innovative and prosperous Canada.